Category Archives: Architecture

York…….home to a splendid railway station, National Railway Museum, not to mention an imposing cathedral

  A lovely autumn day last week called for a visit to the city of York and all that it has to offer. The train from Huddersfield takes about forty-five minutes and delivers you to one of the finest railway … Continue reading

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I’m just singing in the rain……………..in Vilnius (or six days of virtual non stop inclement weather)

At the beginning of October I returned to Vilnius with my friend and colleague Mike (who had not visited for a couple of years because of illness) and we were both looking forward to visiting some of our old haunts, … Continue reading

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Vilniaus Šv. Stanislovo ir Šv. Vladislovo arkikatedra bazilika (or as I know it the “White Cathedral”)

I made one of my regular trips to Vilnius in Lithuania on the 4 October 2016 and stayed for six days. On this occasion the weather was atrocious, virtually non stop rain for the duration of my visit. This is … Continue reading

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Lithuania’s Soviet “Brutalist Architecture”

On my recent rain drenched visit to Lithuania I was taken on a photography expedition by my friend Antanas and also accompanied by our mutual friend Renata who came along to see that “good order” was maintained during our wanderings. … Continue reading

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Kelvingrove Museum and moral blackmail…….

On my recent trip to Glasgow I visited the Kelvingrove Museum in the city of Glasgow as it is generally considered to be the finest museum in Scotland and had come highly recommended by a friend who lives in the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Manchester…………..I don’t think!

Yesterday I drove to Manchester to meet my daughter for coffee and as I always do I slung my camera around my shoulder (Pentax K50) with the hope of getting some interesting photographs of the city. I parked up near … Continue reading

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Leeds skyline………….

A quick trip to Leeds yesterday to check out a new watch shop and also pay a visit to the camera shop to get one of my cameras fixed. Quoted £50.00 to get a simple cleaning job done by Jessops … Continue reading

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Come to Naujoji Vilnia and see the old Posselia Factory

During me recent trip to Vilnius I had arranged to go on a “photography expedition” with my good friend and colleague Antanas (or the man of a thousand cameras as he is known to his friends). My two previous outings with … Continue reading

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The Riverside Museum, Glasgow…………what to make of it?

  “The Riverside Museum building was designed by architect Zaha Hadid and engineers Buro Happold. The internal exhibitions and displays were designed by Event Communications. Replacing facilities at the city’s Kelvin Hall, the new purpose-built museum is the first to … Continue reading

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Hebden Bridge is up north Mr Cameron………………. (you know, somewhere outside the M25!)

  Yesterday was a glorious day here in West Yorkshire so I decided to take a trip to the very pretty town of Hebden Bridge about 15 miles from where I live. The town suffered dreadfully in the recent floods … Continue reading

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