Posts about England

2019 in review: up in the air

2019 was my second year with a drone, and I continued to experiment with the possibilities and travel to places with the specific aim of photographing them from the air.

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Moods of Seaton

One has to wonder what happened in the Devon seaside town of Seaton to bring it from a self-touted “artisanal haven” to its current dilapidated state.

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Sandbanks and Poole harbour in Dorset

Sandbanks peninsula, Dorset

A small community on the British coast, near Poole in Dorset, is a prime piece of land. Measuring just eighty-eight metres at its narrowest point, the peninsula is amongst the most expensive pieces of real estate in the world, after cities like London and Tokyo.

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The Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast

Mattia Bicchi smashes it out of the park again with this wonderful time-lapse video of the Jurassic Coast in the south of England.

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My England

My England is green and pleasant. In my mind’s eye, the countryside is green and rolling, with occasional villages surrounding leafy, oaked cricket pitches or busy duck ponds. The lanes of my youth lead past scattering pheasants and floral hedgerows which echo the sound of a slightly ropey semi-classic British sports car. Towns are timbered and […]

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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 […]

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Christmas lights in London

Christmas lights in London

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.

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Ullswater, Cumbria

Ullswater, at last

Perfect photographic conditions on the shores of Ullswater in the Cumbrian Lake District last week.

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Land's End, Cornwall

Land’s End

Our holiday to the south of England this summer took us to the most south-westerly point of the British mainland.

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Hotel tip for central London

Save your money for fun stuff and stay at a Premier Inn when you’re in London. Chain hotels, but excellent locations, high standards and free wifi.

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Lizard Point, Cornwall

Lizard Point, Cornwall

As time goes on, we’re getting to see more and more new parts of the U.K. One goal we’ve set ourselves is to visit all of the most remote corners of the British “mainland”, as well as more remote spots on outlying islands when we can. We’ve already visited John o’Groats and Dunnet Head – […]

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Tintagel, Cornwall

Tintagel Not-Castle

I was a little disappointed that the “castle” at Tintagel was little more than a few bits of wall at the coast. (I suppose I have been spoiled by the castle ruins at Dunnotar and Tantallon.) Our walk along the coast path, doing battle with the wind, was lovely anyway, with foxgloves (a memory from […]

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Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall

Trebarwith Strand

We recently spent a lovely couple of weeks on holiday, touring the south of England and spending a full week in Cornwall. On arrival at the self-catering cottage we’d booked, we chose to make things easy for ourselves and head to the Port William Inn for a pub dinner in one of the few buildings at the seaward […]

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Photo sharing via Google Maps

Photos shared with geographic coordinates in Google Maps are viewed many, many more times than those in other photo sharing services.

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