Recent Exhibits – London & Melbourne, Pink Floyd to Hokusai
13 September 2017 | Culture
I’ve been hitting the galleries and museums in London and then in Melbourne the last few weeks.
First of all at the Victoria & Albert Museum in Knightsbridge, London there was Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains. I was never a huge Pink Floyd fan and the only time...
Electric Bromptons, Brompton Racing, noted Brompton Riders
8 August 2017 | Transport
I’m another enthusiast for those classic British folding bikes, the Brompton. I’ve clearly had mine for a long time, here’s a comparison between my Brompton and two other bikes in my small collection, from nine years ago.
The other day I went for a ride on a new Br...
The Barbican & Brutalism
25 August 2016 | Culture
Brutalism in Britain is often seen as post-World War II architecture at its worst. A period of heavy, foreboding, grey, often sinister looking buildings, a style at its peak in the ‘60s. No British buildings better symbolize the Brutalist movement than the Barbican Es...
Just Some Weird (or Nice) Stuff
15 December 2015 | Living
◄ Carrying a phone you’re always taking photos you wouldn’t normally grab, if you’re not in the habit of carrying a camera constantly. Like this baby shoe I spotted on my morning riverside jog in Melbourne. Clearly some sweet little brat had taken the shoe off and hur...
Assorted Thames Views – London this year
9 December 2015 | Places
◄ Jason deCaires Taylor, is noted for his submerged sculptures, in particular at Cancun in Mexico where he has a group of figures for scuba divers to admire. A London short term art pop up featured four horses with oil well ‘horse heads’ for heads. They stood, with th...