Month: May 2015

29th May 2015 / Folklore

Did you know there was an old, disused Underground Railway in my hometown, Harrogate? The tunnel was abandoned 150 years ago and the far end near Leeds road became an air raid shelter during the war years.

George Hudson and the York and North Midland railway completed the line from Church Fenton in 1848. When it reached the site of what is now Harrogate’s Hornbeam Park station, it veered left and then plunged under the 400 yard long Brunswick tunnel, before emerging on what is now the far side of the Leeds Road/Park Drive roundabout. Here the line followed a discreet cutting before reaching Brunswick station, built opposite Trinity church, on Trinity road next to the stray. The only evidence the station was here these days is a plaque set in stone opposite the church.

29th May 2015 / Music

Spotted on ABC Australia … “An 87-year-old field recordist has been honoured for his life’s work preserving the songs of birdlife and capturing the sounds of Western Australia’s Aboriginal communities. John…

28th May 2015 / Procrastination
28th May 2015 / Music
28th May 2015 / Procrastination

In general under the law of the United Kingdom one cannot prevent photography of private property from a public place, and in general the right to take photographs on private…

28th May 2015 / Procrastination

Street Photography Street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. The subject of the…

28th May 2015 / Procrastination

I think this was my first attempt at Street photography – I had just acquired a 50mm lens and, I think, I was using a Canon 450D. Well, here are…

28th May 2015 / Procrastination

This was the first shoot with my Sony a6000 – I am chuffed to bits with these images. All editing was undertaken in Lightroom.