Culture

ffakefi 460x270 - Don't we just love fake history films!

Fake history films – ‘the new threat to truth’ as this recent article in the Guardian postulated. Wow! The truth is all history films are fake. There’s just no way the past can be replicated in any way or form. The closest one would see to the truth might beRead More →

DSC 0082fi 460x270 - Victoria Line 50th - a cake of a time!

September 1st 2018 was the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first section of the Victoria Line. I had intended to do a report on the day’s events for publication just a few days after but it just got put to one side and eventually was forgotten altogether. FinallyRead More →

DtqpZ0RW4AAVL7Ffi 460x270 - Those Adidas tube trainers

You’ve read about these Adidas tube trainers right? Here’s a quick look at the different varieties and the lines they cover, plus special editions and possible quirks. They’re naturally expensive with prices starting at £80 or more upwards, and approaching £150 or more for the special editions. Prices are goingRead More →

DSC 0506fi 460x270 - Chiharu Shiota & Jonas Burgert

I have passed Blain|Southern’s gallery numerous times – its on a walking route I regularly use between Oxford and Regent Streets. The latest work on display by Chiharu Shiota looks really fantastic. However when I have passed the gallery has not been open, so have had to settle for aRead More →

DSC 3690fi 460x270 - Alazani wine

I had a very nice surprise today. A bottle of Alazani wine arrived from Georgia! (It was brought personally as a gift.) The bottle is very pretty its made of clay not glass which shows it is a wine produced in the now rarer but still traditional Georgian style. ItRead More →

DSC 0420fi 460x270 - Black Mirror's Bandersnatch on the tube

Quite a few bizarre adverts have been seen on the tube since just before the new year – these are for Blackmirror/Bandersnatch. My favourite is that at Oxford Circus (eastbound Central Line) which says “when you exit the platform the escalator you choose to stand on will affect all subsequentRead More →

DSC06649fi 460x270 - The Weather Project

Fifteen years ago the weather in London changed quite substantially. This strange phenomenon lasted almost six months but has not been seen since. It was a time when London’s populace and visitors to London came to embrace the sun as it made its closest ever approach to Earth – andRead More →

munchensidepov 460x270 - München Looping side POV

Possibly the first ever side POV of the München Looping! I had two earlier videos fail on me, the second had been of very good quality until it inexplicably cut out. Hence this was going to be my third attempt to get a reasonably good POV of the ride. ImagineRead More →

DSC 0176fi 460x270 - München Looping wins an award!

The München Looping (Munich Looping/Olympia Looping) has won a Gold Rides award for excellent customer experience. It was awarded by Winter Wonderland officials on Saturday 5th January and was made in collaboration with IMG and the Royal Parks. The award was made on the penultimate day of the 2018 seasonRead More →

DSC 1387fi 460x270 - Winter Wonderland fun

A selection of fun pics from Winter Wonderland throughout November, December 2018 and into January 2019. Up til now I’ve written very little about Winter Wonderland, there have been so many other posts to write – there’s just three more days of Winter Wonderland at the time of writing. IRead More →