Month: October 2008

The White Rat Cat, Liverpool, England

Graffiti as art on the walls of a disused pub in Liverpool, photographed on a trip to visit Jo in November 2004 and now hanging as a photograph on our wall at home. The painting is by reknowned street artist Banksy, whose work has recently been reported in the British “Daily Mail” newspaper as having […]

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An Inconvenient Truth

I’m not usually one for political speaking or speakers who hold forth on environmental issues. Quite often, I find the subject boring or repetitive, the speaker uninteresting or the presentation so uninspiring, that it makes my brain shut off altogether. This evening, however, an hour and a half of Swiss channel SF2‘s evening programming was […]

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Somesso Corporate Social Media Conference, Zurich

As part of the Burson-Marsteller Crossmedia team, I have been working closely with the organizers of the first SOMESSO Corporate Social Media Conference which is taking place in Rüschlikon on Friday this week.

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Sandy Boyd of the Wormit Hedgehog Care Centre in Scotland

Jo’s parents found baby hedgehogs in their garden for three Fridays in a row during September this year. The animals were late babies – too small to survive the winter – so Jo’s father Roy drove the 20-odd miles to take them to the Wormit Hedgehog Care Centre, across the River Tay from Dundee. Jo […]

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Kate’s Visit

Loads of lovely photos online from when my friend Kate was visiting us in Switzerland.

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The only one for me

My light in the darkness, who has more patience for my photographic madness than I could imagine in a thousand dreams.

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Clifftop, Freshwater West, Wales

Going through photos from our wedding and honeymoon trip last year, to compile a book from Blurb. So expect a few more ones you haven’t seen yet being added to this Flickr set.

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Pfister faking it

This poster is from a campaign for Swiss interior design company Pfister, the tag line of which states that the inner city of Bern is being re-vamped. What the poster specifically refers to isn’t 100% clear (at least, there appears to be no reference to the campaign online), it might be a clever (or unwitting) […]

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Into the light

Edited directly on my k810i prior to upload. PhotoDJ has some pretty amazing image editing capabilities, considering it’s only on a mobile phone!

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Become a Permanent Tourist Fan on Facebook

If you’re a regular visitor here at Permanent Tourist and you have an account at Facebook, please consider becoming a “fan” of my site: visit this page at Facebook and add yourself! I’d love to see how many of you visit regularly enough to associate yourselves with the site! (I will only see those details […]

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EasyJet advertising, close up

Budget airline easyJet have taken a step this year to kill two birds with one stone. By replacing their cloth head rest covers with temporary versions, they can avoid the tatty appearance caused by head rests becoming old and worn, whilst allowing prominent advertising space targeted to every passenger. Read more at the Burson-Marsteller Crossmedia […]

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Swiss Peeks retired

The Switzerland-based photographic community book project “Swiss Peeks – Switzerland Through Your Eyes” was retired at the beginning of October 2008. The three issues published between 2007 and 2008 will remain available for purchase in the Blurb online bookstore, but will no longer be actively promoted by an editorial team. The Flickr group and website […]

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Dalguise Viaduct

This grade A listed railway viaduct, just north of Dunkeld near the A9 main road between Perth and Inverness, was designed by Joseph Mitchell to carry the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway across the River Tay and opened on 9 September 1863 at a cost of £20,395; it remains in use. It is of lattice […]

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