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Photography: Images to treasure

111 Tame into the sun edit

Imagine medieval knights trying to find their way through the English countryside. They might follow the river. This photo might not look too much like the river, I think it been made deeper here and canalised. I can now reveal that beyond those trees, ‘treasure’ was found once! (more…)


Euromillions: Birmingham 12 million not claimed

In the UK, people buying a Euromillions ticket also get a number for the Euromillions Millionaire raffle. One ticket sold in the Ladywood area of Birmingham has won 12 million pounds and hasn’t been claimed.

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In search of… Art

LOCAL ART 072

It’s over 100 years since Claude Monet went to Venice to paint the buildings around the canals. I don’t need to go that far, we have plenty of canals here in the heart of England.  I think Claude Monet would have been envious of my ability to create a picture at the touch of a button. What would he have thought of computers and Photoshop? I don’t think he would have liked Photoshop, he was into impressionism, not perfectionism. In his painting of a building on the canal, he included some posts in the foreground to give it depth. I have a tree in my picture for the same reason and a few posts too, they also give it depth; because they are in the background. (more…)


In search of… common sense

market place

Poles apart

You see the poles in the photo, one has a sign on it with a P on it for parking. See it? No, maybe not and you might not see the sign on the other pole because it’s not there! So how do you know the parking restrictions? Don’t worry about it, they’re all disabled spaces anyway there. Those signs are on the tarmac and virtually unreadable. I went to Morison’s supermarket on Thursday. I don’t usually go there, I go to Asda, Aldi or Lidl.  There are signs saying it’s pay and display parking but it’s not consistent with other supermarket car parks  and so I forgot and got a £25.00 parking ticket from a private company acting on behalf of the council. But then, £25.00 is nothing if you’re the chief executive of Sandwell Council on £139,000 a years plus expenses, plus pension, plus his own blog, plus executive toilet paper. (more…)