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A visit to a junk shop brings memories flooding back!

One of the advantages of living, or even visiting a big town or city, is the increased chance that you will come across my personal favourite type of retail outlet, a good old fashioned Junk Shop! For me, many pleasurable

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Dystopian view of a town!

Loved this programme as a kid, now as an adult, with workers ruled by a whistle and compelled to dance at the biscuit factory site in their free time after work, I see it a bit differently!

Iconic T.V. Theme. BBC’s ‘Holiday Programme.

Just had to add this theme track and video as it seems to capture some of what ‘Invitation to the city’ is about. It also takes me back to my childhood, and late evening television and the occasional school organised holiday. Okay,

Reflection in a window.

Just a photo from an evening stroll to see how different objects look in different light. This reflected shot of a pier I just liked!

Going to the Match (1953). L.S. Lowrey Painting.

L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) gained wide public recognition for his paintings of everyday life in the industrial districts around Salford in Manchester. Working full-time as a rent collector, his day job allowed him to witness the ‘everyday’ lives of people living in

Enjoy a short break at the seaside!

Ok, I’m biased, but living close to the seaside gives me the opportunity to spend time walking a landscape that changes with the seasons and the time of day. Also, the Kent coast offers many opportunities for the family to

Enjoy a day at the seaside!

Ok, I’m biased, but living close to the seaside gives me the opportunity to spend time walking a landscape that changes with the seasons and the time of day. Also, the Kent coast offers many opportunities for the family to

Pier photographs.

Part of this blogs mission is to show how city spaces have changed over time. Be it the infrastructure, use of public spaces, and how people interact with the built environment. Here are a few pictures of a pier. Again, a cheap camera