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The Popular Author Of Self-Help Books On Constipation
It was one of those half silly, half embarrassing conversation most bloggers have had at one time or another.  " So what do you do with your time these days " (the final phrase " now that you are waiting to die " was implied rather than said)? " Well, I do ...
It was one of those half silly, half embarrassing conversation most bloggers have had at one time or another.  "So what do you do with your time these days" (the final phrase "now that you are waiting to die" was implied rath...
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With Judge Judy in Eastbourne
Two images from a scan of 35mm black and white negatives that I took some time in the early 1980s. The location is the south coast of England, I suspect somewhere near Eastbourne. Isobel did a short locus at the hospital there whilst still a medical student...
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A Dozen Dollops Of History 8 : Maudie's Better For The Rest
My eighth found dollop of history (50 pence from the second hand shop) features a 1917 vintage postcard from Dover. Most vintage postcards date from the first decade of the twentieth century - the age of the postcard collecting boom when hundreds of thousan...
My eighth found dollop of history (50 pence from the second hand shop) features a 1917 vintage postcard from Dover. Most vintage postcards date from the first decade of the twentieth century - the age of the postcard c...
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1260 : With Georges Seurat At The Bull Ring
BULL RING CENTRE, BIRMINGHAM      Alan Burnett (c. 1969) The problem with scanning old slides is that they usually have acquired a layer of dust thick enough to protect them from a moderate arctic breeze. You can carefully airbrush the dust specks out, but ...
BULL RING CENTRE, BIRMINGHAM      Alan Burnett (c. 1969) The problem with scanning old slides is that they usually have acquired a layer of dust thick enough to protect them from a moderate arctic breeze. You can carefully a...
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Lighting A Fire Under The Bath Water Of Technological History
What are you going to be getting up to this evening? I don't know about you but I might phone up The Lad in Sheffield and see what type of weekend he has had, FaceTime my mate Denis in Spain, fire a few e-mails off to friends near and far, check-out a few o...
What are you going to be getting up to this evening? I don't know about you but I might phone up The Lad in Sheffield and see what type of weekend he has had, FaceTime my mate Denis in Spain, fire a few e-mails off to friends...
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How strange. As I was looking for a picture for SS this week I came across a photo of one of the Mersey Ferries from about the same time. Different rivers, same journey
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Great minds think alike! :) Mine is slipping a bit though. Thanks +Alan Burnett !
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1262 : Sat In God's Waiting Room
There is something slightly hazy about this old scanned negative. Something slightly hazy about the four pensioners. They were sat in Eastbourne, a town which is often referred to as "God's Waiting Room" because of the preponderance of pensioners. I wonder ...
There is something slightly hazy about this old scanned negative. Something slightly hazy about the four pensioners. They were sat in Eastbourne, a town which is often referred to as "God's Waiting Room" because of the prepon...
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261 : Etched In Acidic Metadata
One of the great delights of digital photography is not simply that you can capture a moment in time but the details of the capture are recorded forever, carved in digital stone, etched in acidic metadata. This photograph was taken by me at 15.58 on the 13t...
One of the great delights of digital photography is not simply that you can capture a moment in time but the details of the capture are recorded forever, carved in digital stone, etched in acidic metadata. This photograph was...
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Sepia Saturday 269 : 7th March 2015
Ladies and Gentlemen, take your partners for the next dance at the Annual Sepia Ball. It is the ever popular polka and we will be dancing to that old favourite, the Violet Polka (which you might also notice is also called the Adelaide Polka). If you are not...
Ladies and Gentlemen, take your partners for the next dance at the Annual Sepia Ball. It is the ever popular polka and we will be dancing to that old favourite, the Violet Polka (which you might also notice is also called the...
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A Decisive Moment Outside The British Museum
It was the great French photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, that described photography in terms of the "decisive moment": the ability of the camera (especially of the new lightweight cameras of the 1930s and 40s) to capture a precise moment in time and dem...
It was the great French photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, that described photography in terms of the "decisive moment": the ability of the camera (especially of the new lightweight cameras of the 1930s and 40s) to capture ...
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1258 : It's What They Call Transparency
They don't seem to have private entrances to banks any more. Or rather they do have, but they just don't advertise them. They are no longer carved in stone for all to see but are hidden in the shadows of the internet. It's what they call transparency.
They don't seem to have private entrances to banks any more. Or rather they do have, but they just don't advertise them. They are no longer carved in stone for all to see but are hidden in the shadows of the internet. It's wh...
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Sepia Saturday 268 : A Tale Of Tolpuddle And A Sepia Revolutionary
Strange as it may seem, I was not actually present at either of the Russian Revolutions of 1905 or 1917 and therefore I am unable to link directly to this week's Sepia Saturday theme image which features a group of demonstrators marching down Nevsky Prospec...
Strange as it may seem, I was not actually present at either of the Russian Revolutions of 1905 or 1917 and therefore I am unable to link directly to this week's Sepia Saturday theme image which features a group of demonstrat...
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One time lecturer, writer on European Affairs and bus conductor, Alan Burnett now divides his time between walking the dog and a little harmless blogging. His News From Nowhere Blog has been running since 2006 and acts as a showcase for his ranting and writing and his photographs old and new.
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