Photographing Planes at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport

Last week I took a two-day trip to Paris for research. I have already done posts about the elements that were related to my research in some way – my visit to the National Library of France (Bibliothèque nationale de France), my visit to the Concorde Memorials, and my visit to the Paris Catacombs. The…

Favourite Places in Japan: Seto Ohashi

Continuing with my posts about my favourite places in Japan, I’m going to write a bit about Seto Ohashi (瀬戸大橋). Technically, I’m not sure whether it’s really a favourite place of mine, but it seemed easiest to place it with the other such posts. For, rather than a favourite place per se, it’s a place…

Photographing the Shinkansen: Higashi-Hiroshima

As I have posted about before, when it comes to photographing the shinkansen, I prefer not to take pictures at stations. There are times – particularly when you are travelling on a stopping-service – when it is convenient to do so, getting a shot of a passing train (pictures of stopped trains tend to be…

Favourite Photos: Nagasaki Hypocentre

On some days I just do a short post that primarily revolves around a favourite photo without much accompanying text. This picture was taken during trip to Nagasaki in 2020. I chose this image as my mind is focussed on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and other nuclear issues, due to attending a…

Favourite Photos: Genbaku Dome

On some days I just do a short post that primarily revolves around a favourite photo without much accompanying text. This picture was taken during trip to Hiroshima in 2013. I chose this image as my mind is focussed on Hiroshima, and other nuclear issues, due to attending a conference at the University of Cologne…

Favourite Photos: Train in a Mirror

On some days I just do a short post that primarily revolves around a favourite photo without much accompanying text. This picture was taken during trip to Kagoshima in 2009. To make more sense of the image, it perhaps helps to see a wider angle of the view of the platform and the relatively small…

Favourite Photos: Frankie Say Superlambanana

On some days I just do a short post that primarily revolves around a favourite photo without much accompanying text. This picture was taken during a visit to Liverpool in August 2021. The sculpture is one of the Superlambanana sculptures in Liverpool, with this one celebrating some of the musicians to have come from the…

Favourite Photos: Flying over Siberia

On some days I just do a short post that primarily revolves around a favourite photo without much accompanying text. This picture was taken flying over Siberia in 2008. Obviously with the current war by Russia against Ukraine, there is no chance to see a view like this as all planes between the UK (where…

A Visit to Attingham Park

I recently visited Attingham Park (Atcham, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire) for the first time in many years. I had been put off from going due to the, in my view, high cost of entering. It feels particularly high to me as I used to live there and so visiting was effectively free. For a few years,…

Favourite Photos: Haneda Arrival at Dawn

On some days I just do a short post that primarily revolves around a favourite photo without much accompanying text. This picture was taken during as the plane I was on was about to arrive at Haneda Airport in January 2020. Little did I imagine that this would be my last trip to Japan for…

Favourite Photos: Pretty in Pink Cat

On some days I just do a short post that primarily revolves around a favourite photo without much accompanying text. This picture was taken during my first visit to a cat café in 2013. While the cats were very patient (especially for cats), the picture seems to suggest that not all are impressed about the…

Favourite Photos: 500 series Passing

On some days I just do a short post that primarily revolves around a favourite photo without much accompanying text. As this is my 500th post, I thought it most appropriate to choose a favourite picture of the 500 series shinkansen. It may not be technically the best picture ever due to the level of…