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A Prospect Of Halifax

You could base a whole town planning conference around this photograph, or keep a classroom of kids occupied for a month. What colour is the Town Hall? How many mill chimneys are there? Why the large-scale demolitions? I must have taken the photograph in about 1970, just as work on Burdock Way was being started. When I enlarge the photograph […]

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Some Final Thoughts On Cruise Ships

They are big, they are not particularly beautiful, and they dominate the landscape. They deliver hoards of tourists, who flock up and down the main streets like mill-mucky pigeons on an outing to Harrogate. They turn travellers into tourists and then tourists into trippers.  All this may be true, but so what? At least they sail away rather than leaving […]

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Looking Good In Barbados

10 From The Caribbean : 9. Sunbury House, Barbados Sunbury House is an old plantation house on the island of Barbados. The grounds are tropical, the interior is full of period furniture, the story of the house, its owners and its workers is fascinating … but it was the curious collection of old spectacles, optical equipment and cameras that attracted […]

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