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Sixteen years in London; a response

Dear Konstantin, I was born in London and spent a lot of time there during my twenties, as you know. I was still in my twenties when I moved away – far away, as you did – before I found my feet as a photographer and found my niche as an explorer of everyday places. Even… (Read More)

Happy birthday, Permanent Tourist!

I wrote and posted my first blog post in this version of my website ten years ago today. To celebrate, I’m reviving the “Photos” section of the site, which will contain my best and my favourite photos.

Yves’ observations

If you like observational photography – also known inaccurately as “street photography” – then Yves’ blog is worth following. It certainly makes me want to get out and spend time watching and waiting myself. Here are a few of my own efforts, from my Flickr set.      

B is for Blog

(This is one in a series of essays I’m writing about my life. A specific kind of autobiography, I guess. The rest of these essays are here.) I used to work in the post room at the head office of a national dairy company in England. Due to the nature of the job and the general… (Read More)

Writing for Best Western

I am now writing articles and sharing my photos on the new Best of Switzerland blog, set up and run by international hotel chain Best Western.

Where did all the lovely big photos go?

Regular visitors will note that the new year saw two changes here at Permanent Tourist: namely, the reduction in size of images in articles and the re-naming of the section you’re in now to “Blog”.

Marketeers are no fools

The first day of April has been long reserved for making fools of people, though the origins of the unusual tradition are lost in the mists of time.

Customer disservice from Ryanair

Abusive feedback from Ryanair in response to a blog post, which detailed a potential flaw in the online booking system, provokes a rapid increase in negative publicity for the airline.