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another rainy night

Another rainy night … or at least, it looks as though it’s going to be. But it won’t be raining in my heart, as Budy Holly didn’t say, as I shall be amongst chums for the vernissage of Wir Sind…
Del
November 27, 2016
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Two Monkeys

Actually, as the sharp-eyed amongst you will note, there is only one monkey ... although I guess you can’t see any monkeys unless you know that the cheeky little hound is called Monkey – but there is no prog track…
Del
November 23, 2016
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Masters of Illusion

Number 30, Wellington Square, SW3 looks like another Chelsea house, but this one is different, for this one was once home to a man, who was a friend of Ian Fleming, and upon whom, allegedly, the character James Bond was…
Del
November 16, 2016
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Forgotten Sons

Today is Remembrance Sunday and MisterMac and I have resplendent home-made poppies – thanks Cathryn!  Although the UK acknowledges 11/11 as Armistice Day, we still hold our major ceremonies on the nearest Sunday, unlike the French who hold their National…
Del
November 13, 2016
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Snail

I am a book junkie.  And the book-signings at PP tap into my weakness.  I buy more books than I can reasonably carry, dislocate my arms getting them back to the hotel, vow never to do it again and then,…
Del
November 12, 2016
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Darktown

Although Paris Photo is an impressive way to see a lot of work in a short space of time, the Grand Palais can be a bit like a zoo, so today was about sampling the edges. I had intended to…
Del
November 11, 2016
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Down The Dolce Vita

Paris, love and cliches Did I mention I was going to Paris?  The French know how to enjoy a bit of the dolce vita - or la belle vie, as I suppose one should say. They say that Paris is…
Del
November 10, 2016
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A photo a day – October 2016

Just realised I should have had a Halloween one in there for today - there are enough cobwebs, pumpkins and heaven knows what festooning the steps and railings of SW3.  Much of October has been dedicated to finding prompts and…
Del
October 31, 2016
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Welcome to the Machine

Where have you been?  It’s alright we know where you’ve been. I was excited to be at the opening of Eyes-On 2016, the European Month of Photography in Vienna.  The opening show was Looking for the Clouds: Contemporary Photography in…
Del
October 30, 2016