Sunday, 28 December 2008

alamogordo death

Alamogordo, New Mexico. Verging on ritualistic.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Jurassic technolgy - LA

Museum of Jurassic Technology. No, I'm nit sure either

Manna in Yuma

Manna in Yuma. No, I'm not sure, again, either

Saturday, 15 November 2008


Trees - Gleneagles station.

Bank tube station - 11th January 1941

Bank tube station, and City of London Cemetery and Crematorium

On January 11, 1941 during the London blitz the Central Line ticket hall suffered a direct hit from a German bomb. The surrounding buildings - the Bank of England (the intended target), the Royal Exchange and the Mansion House - collapsed into the subways and station concourse, killing 56 people.

London, St.Pancras - Hackney - Easton-upon-Hill - Bethnal Green - Springs - Johannesburg - Durban - London - Edmonton - Tauranga - Durban - Auchterader ---- London....

Sunday, 19 October 2008

dreams - Salt Lake, Utah

Salt maps

dreams - White Sands, New Mexico

Gypsum sand, New Mexico

dreams - Area 51, Nellis AFB, Nevada

Runways at Area 51, Nellis AFB, Nevada

dreams - Zabrieski Point

Folds at Zabrieski Point, California

dreams - airfield markings, Edwards AFB

Runways in the desert - Edwards Airforce base, California

dreams - circular fields, Calexico

Gypsum sand, New Mexico

Sunday, 5 October 2008

abstract walls II


Monday, 29 September 2008

tunnel I

Sunday, 28 September 2008

yellow and blue II

River Thames

desert dreams

Battersea, London

Sidney Nolan - Ned Kelly


Each night he must
be carried through artificial tunnels and dream recurrent dreams.
Just as the ties recur beneath his train, these underlie
his rushing brain. He does not dare look out the window,
for the third rail, the unbroken draught of poison,
runs there beside him. He regards it as a disease
he has inherited the susceptibility to. He has to keep
his hands in his pockets, as others must wear mufflers.

If you catch him,
hold up a flashlight to his eye. It's all dark pupil,
an entire night itself, whose haired horizon tightens
as he stares back, and closes up the eye. Then from the lids
one tear, his only possession, like the bee's sting, slips.
Slyly he palms it, and if you're not paying attention
he'll swallow it. However, if you watch, he'll hand it over,
cool as from underground springs and pure enough to drink.

Elizabeth Bishop - from Man-moth

Friday, 12 September 2008



Luton airport

Disconnected point

Luton airport departures/arrivals

Thursday, 11 September 2008

departure I

Paul Day's "The Meeting Place"; St. Pancras station

It just occurred - I saw this as the leaving point. Which... melancholia: more resonate for me.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

amsterdam I

Marnixkade, Amsterdam

Monday, 18 August 2008


Coastguard tower, Shoreham Fort, Sussex

Sunday, 22 June 2008


Under railway bridge in Battersea

Monday, 16 June 2008

where I wrote a letter...

you still hang your words in air,
ten years unfinished, glued to your
noticeboard, with gaps
or empties for the unimaginable phrase . . . ?

A scholar of the world's castoff concerns.

Land lies in water; it is shadowed green.
Shadows, or are they shallows, at its edges
showing the line of long sea-weeded ledges
where weeds hang to the simple blue from green.
Or does the land lean down to lift the sea from under,
drawing it unperturbed around itself?
Along the fine tan sandy shelf
is the land tugging at the sea from under?

Elizabeth Bishop

Photos: Shoreham Harbour

Sunday, 15 June 2008


Sunday, 8 June 2008

black cats

Neo-Egyptian Art Deco Carreras cigarette factory, apparently inspired by th discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun as well as the Temple of Bubas; Bubas was an Egyptian cat-headed goddess. A black cat was the emblem of the company, which made Craven A. Built 1926-8. Hampstead Road, Camden, London.

National Temperance Hospital - 1884; Hampstead road, Camden, London

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

free radicals

Len Lye - 1935

Selected films.

Sunday, 1 June 2008


Moorgate Street station was opened by the Metropolitan Railway in December 1865. Renamed Morgate in 1924. The ticket hall was opened on 2nd October 1936.

Moorgate - originally a postern in the 2nd century Roman London City Wall; during medieval times was built upon and altered. Moorgate became a gate in 1452. The gate was demolished in 1762; there are only a few remnants here and there.

The gate was next to Bethlam hospital, which moved to the west of the gate in 1685. It was the world's first psychiatric hospital, and root of the word 'bedlam'

city architecture

  • Gherkin - Norman Foster
  • Lloyds building - Richard Rogers