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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Christmas lights in London

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Another compilation of time-lapse sequences in London by Mattia Bicchi, which (as usual) makes me miss the city and encourage me to try and fit in a weekend there.

Solothurn, Switzerland

Historic towns in Switzerland make the Christmas period especially magical for the photographer. In particular during the “blue hour”, between sunset and darkness.

Misunderstood

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Just because we have a device in our hands, don’t assume that we’re not taking part. Merry Christmas.

Jesuit Church of Solothurn

A winter visit to the baroque Jesuit church in Solothurn.

Out in the cold

Large Christmas tree, Spiez, Switzerland

I pledge to take more winter landscape photos this year, after being out this evening to take some long-awaited photos of the Christmas lights in Spiez.

Gaudy is Good

I love gaudiness in the U.K. at Christmas and revel in the blinking, multi-coloured tastefulness of it all. Just so long as it’s someone else’s home, not my own.

Review of My Year 2008

2008 has been a great year for getting out and doing things. Jo and I are off to England and Wales later this week for our Christmas and New Year holiday, the fourth international trip this year, so I thought I’d post my end of year review ahead of schedule.

The Present Christmas

I remember the time when those planning on doing their Christmas shopping had no choice but to psych themselves up for a battle in the shopping centres of the world; mixing with other well-willed gift givers and spending as much time waiting in queues as actually selecting presents. Engaging in the madness of the weeks… (Read More)

FliCHristmas 2008

As in previous years, if you’re a Flickr photographer in Switzerland, please add a tag to your photos of Christmassy subjects to wish all of our “Switzerland fan” friends abroad a Merry Christmas! This year’s tag is __flichristmas2008__ and the slideshow is [here](http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/flichristmas2008/show/)… or it will be, when there are appropriate photos! Please only tag… (Read More)

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