At Glastonbury 2011 we had rain and mud, then the sun came out on Saturday afternoon, and Elbow was singing “On a Day Like Today” on the Pyramid Stage as the sun went down. Glorious!
More pictures on Flickr.
Philip Larkin was the Librarian at the University of Hull and while I was a student there, I think I actually saw him once, striding imperiously through the Brynmor Jones Library. He was also a famous poet who died in 1985 and the City of Hull is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his death with a number of special events.
One of the more bizarre events is Larkin with Toads, the temporary invasion of 40 giant fibre-glass toads, a public art installation which celebrates Larkin’s poems of working life ‘Toads’ and ‘Toads Revisited’ (See Wikipedia article).
During the August Bank Holiday weekend, my wife and I took two days to wander around Hull to to try and see and photograph as many of the toads as we could. Usefully you can get a map for this from the City Tourist Information Office and online.
We also took the opportunity to try some real ale in Ye Olde White Hart, The Old English Gentleman, The Minerva Hotel and Ye Olde Black Boy.
I’ve put my photos on Flickr and here is a Slideshow of the toads. You can also view the toads on a map. If you want to see them for yourself, you’ll have to hurry, the installation ends at the end of September.
Last year I started my photo a day project with a snap of the flooded path from the University (where I work) to Brynmill (where I live). Here we are in a new year and once again it’s raining and the path across Singleton Park has become a river.
A day to be enjoyed by only by Labradors.
Autumn has come early this year and I’m wondering what happened to the summer! It seemed to have been all over by the end of May this year.
It would appear that I am addicted! After taking a couple of days off from my first 365 photos project, I am, like the best American television series, back for season two. So here is the first upload from a second year of “a photo a day”. The image, of Saint Barbara, parton saint of
artillerymen, military engineers, miners and others who work with explosives …, and also of mathematicians [Wikipedia]
Is to be found in the Faraday Tower, at Swansea University.
On day 100 of my 365 photos project and it’s getting harder all the time! Short days and long nights make it especially tricky to find interesting subjects! Still I quite liked this view of the Swansea University campus that I spotted on the way in to work this morning. I cropped it quite severely to emphasize the lines and shapes. The autumnal bus in the middle ground is the only thing that has any curves although you can just about see from the shadows that the post in the right-foreground is a cylinder. See the rest of the first 100 shots here.
p>I’ve been taking a photograph a day to post on Flickr for 66 days now, and to celebrate I thought I’d post the slide show. Rugby, Rain and the views on the way to and from Work are the recurring theme so far. I wonder what’s to come! There are a number of these 365 photo a day groups on Flickr, but if you want to join the group I’m in, head over to Project 365.
Today we took a walk along the Beach. It was late evening, just before sunset and the clouds, sea and sand made for some dramatic images. The full set are to be seen on Picasa.