1926ma - Bibi - London 1926

In the past week several sources have discussed the new Photographer Gallery exhibition on Jacques Henri Lartigue and his wife, Bibi. The exhibition runs until January 2014 A number of photographs taken in London show Bibi at recognisable London spots. However the one shown below has its location uncredited. To me itsRead More →

IMG 7571 - The London Volunteer Cavalry in Hyde Park, 1804

A Hyde Park mystery! ‘A Review of the London Volunteer Cavalry and Flying Artillery in Hyde Park 1804,’ by unknown, (image at Wikipedia) is of great interest as it does not show a park that’s recognisable today. The 1804 location is sited above the Titchbourne valley at what is nowRead More →

IMG 8087 - The Saint Pancras (Matilda) Fountain

Matilda the milkmaid This sculpture must be the Regent’s Park Arts Frieze most unknown contribution! Ignored by hordes of Frieze art lovers passing by, it was only being noticed when people spotted me taking photographs….. Please, I’m thirsty, filthy, no-one loves me… In 1878 Joseph Durham sculpted this bronze milkmaid.Read More →

DSCF0438 - Roger Fenton's home

I’ve passed this house many times on the bus to Camden. Who lived here? It was the home of one of England’s earliest photographers, Roger Fenton. He lived here from 1847 until the early 1860’s. It is at Albert Terrace, London, NW1, on the east side of picturesque Primrose Hill.Read More →

beatles2 - Beatles at the Palladium

London Palladium, in Argyll Street, just off Regent Street/Oxford Circus Fifty Years ago the Beatles appeared at the London Palladium – and so began the height of ‘Beatlemania.’ The date? Sunday 13th October 1963. Palladium performance October 1963 – Pic from 103.7TheLoon The Palladium slot was a Sunday night liveRead More →

DSC03244 - Shoreditch Portraiture Project (Part 3)

The final part of the article covering the Shoreditch Streets Portraiture project. To recap, the project ran throughout most of 2002, taking in many iconic areas around London’s East End. The final selection of photographs were exhibited at the Spitz gallery near Liverpool Street in November 2002. Donna is the oneRead More →

IMG 7527 - A lovely country scene

I rarely go to the countryside, but when I do I take lots of pictures. Sadly I have not been able to do so recently – until today – when I had the chance to take this lovely picture looking across a valley, complete with bales so characteristic of theRead More →

IMG 7142 1 - #Filth London Premiere

Trainspotting author Irving Welsh poses for the cameras. Yesterday saw the London premiere of the new film #Filth, based on the Trainspotting author Irving Welsh’s novel at the Odeon Leicester Square. The movie stars James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, with Imogen Poots and Joanne Froggatt. James McAvoy at the Leicester SquareRead More →