This week, the Department for Communities and Local Government put out a press release about town centre parking. Unlike last time, they didn’t even have to announce that Pickles is ending The War On The Motorist™. On that point, their work was done for them, by 36 newspapers and the […]
And now for some light diversion. David Hembrow describes the travels and travails of a Dutch family trying to get to Stonehenge by bicycle, faced with south east England’s network of motorways and motorways-in-all-but-name. I think I have solution to the Stonehenge cycle tour problem: don’t go to Stonehenge. It’s […]
You can hardly walk anywhere in the countryside ’round here without your way being blocked by some anti-social motorist who has left a vehicle on a footpath… Even after all this time, I still find it so bizarre that in any mainstream media discussion of cycling and related policy, somebody […]
I went to school in a small Westcountry market town — Shaftesbury, in Dorset. Built on a chalk hillside, Shaftesbury’s claim to fame is a steep cobbled street of simple picturesque cottages, a street you might recognise from one of the most memorable adverts in British history: Continue reading at […]
A great limestone scarp runs the breadth of Somerset, the Mendip Hills, famous for their karst landscape — the gorge at Cheddar and the caves at Wookey Hole. Continue reading at cotch dot net…
At Christmas it snowed in Dorset. It’s rare that it snows in Dorset, and I’ve not previously photographed the area in the snow. So here’s a quick photo essay of the Blackmore Vale at Christmas.
I love the Durham Township photoblog — all the fabulous atmospheric shallow-focus photos of rural Pensylvania. Especially the ones of the traditional county fairs and farm shows. The kids with candyfloss, prize livestock on display, and old fashioned family entertainment. Continue reading at cotch dot net…
Over at cotch dot net, I’ve thrown together a quick photo essay on the Victorian park cemetery at Arno’s Vale in Bristol, which until recently was rather derelict and overgrown. You can read the while post at Arno’s Vale Cemetery.
Every journalist and cycling campaign group can cite one great example of a town where the simple switching off of every set of traffic lights has transformed it overnight into a transport utopia: Drachten, half way between Amsterdam and Groningen in the Netherlands. Here in the UK, Drachten’s experiment is […]
Last week, a quick dig at crap websites trying to promote discounts for the Rube Goldberg railfares system. And a review of a crap cycle path through Southwark Park. And from the weekend, an exclusive exposure of the leftist conspiracy behind the War On The Motorist, at Tolpuddle Festival in […]
A short early-morning photo-walk around Bristol’s Floating Harbour — an account of how I first came to be spending my time taking photographs — is available to read at cotch dot net.
Continuing the weekly weekend mini photo essay strand, here is the latest, on Portland Bill.