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Now that we’re into December, it seems only right to be posting some Christmas pictures. Here’s Covent Garden, in London, with this year’s seasonal decorations, taken at the end of last week.
Now that we're into December, it seems only right to be posting some Christmas pictures. Here's Covent Garden, in London, with this year's seasons decorations, taken at the end of last week. Meta: ...
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Fort Grey, Guernsey, reduced to a series of circles. It's not nearly as dotty as this in real life.
Fort Grey, also known as the Cup and Saucer, sits in Rocquaine Bay, Guernsey. It was built by the British to defend the island during the Napoleonic Wars. The British later sold it to the States of...
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I always loved the shape of this railway undercroft.
I love the shape of this railway station undercroft. I was changing trains somewhere in Portugal (it might have been Lisbon, on the way down from Santiago de Compostela to the south coast) when had...
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If you must go to London, it’s always worth taking a wander along the South Bank, past the Royal Festival Hall and either upstream towards Westminster, or east towards the Tate Modern and Borough Market.

This is roughly half way between the two: the Queen Elizabeth Hall, part of the South Bank Centre. The cable car-like structure balanced on top of the building is actually supposed to be a ship. It’s a one-room hotel for which there’s a ballot to decide who gets a chance to stay there for a single night.

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If you must go to London, it's always worth taking a wander along the South Bank, past the Royal Festival Hall and either upstream towards Westminster, or east towards the Tate Modern and Borough M...
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Reims Cathedral looks remarkably similar to Notre Dame in Paris. Perhaps that’s not surprising – it is called Notre-Dame de Reims, after all. I’d long wanted to see it, and finally did in late summer 2013, although whether it’s as similar to its Parisian counterpart on the inside as it is on the outside, I couldn’t say. I’ve never been in the Paris lookie-likie.
Reims Cathedral looks remarkably similar to Notre Dame in Paris. Perhaps that's not surprising - it is called Notre-Dame de Reims, after all. I'd long wanted to see it, and finally did in late summ...
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Nimes, in the far south of France, has a wonderfully-preserved Roman arena. Rather than use it purely for guided tours and attractive backdrops, though, the city council hosts rock and pop concerts right inside it – and bullfights, too.

To underscore that point, this life-sized statue of a matador stands in the large open square outside of the arena. He should be fully illuminated but the trees were starting to grow over the spotlights when I took this picture, allowing for his feet and cape to be illuminated against the darker floor, while his torso falls into silhouette against the brightly lit arena behind.
Nimes, in the far south of France, has a wonderfully-preserved Roman arena. Rather than use it purely for guided tours and attractive backdrops, though, the city council hosts rock and pop concerts...
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Exeter Cathedral is well worth a visit. As with so many of the large churches in this country, you need to pay to get in if you’re not attending a service, but it’s well worth the £6 fee – particularly if you take along your camera when there’s plenty to see.

There’s a clock there, roughly in line with the altar, with a small door in the front of its body. This was apparently to allow a cat to get inside to catch the mice, which were attracted to the workings of the clock by the animal fat that used to be smeared onto its workings to keep it lubricated.

It was, apparently, the origin of the nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock.
Exeter Cathedral is well worth a visit. As with so many of the large churches in this country, you need to pay to get in if you're not attending a service, but it's well worth the £6 fee - pa...
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Writer and editor
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  • Ovingo Ltd
    Owner, 2011 - present
  • Dennis Publishing
    Editor, MacUser, 2003 - 2011
  • VNU
    Deputy Editor, PCW, 1995 - 2003
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Photographer, writer, push-biker, cook.
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Manufactured under license in Guernsey, exiled to Essex.Living on borrowed thyme
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