Category Archives: Geography

Leyland Transport Museum

We visited the Commercial Transport Museum in Leyland over the weekend to find a telephone box on display.

I like the rules for omnibus passengers – small dogs allowed but no manspreading, for instance…

China’s replicas of Western towns

Cian Oba-Smith explores the phenomenon of Chinese copycat architecture.

Over the last fifteen years, a large number of settlements have been built on the outskirts of cities like Shanghai and Hangzhou in China, to replicate Western metropolises. In one, Venice’s canals are reconstructed between Venetian-style buildings. In another, the Eiffel Tower has been reproduced in the centre of a network of mock Parisian streets. Elsewhere, the Western features are more subtle; the odd red phone box or Roman pillar nestled among Mandarin street signs…

Click through to the British Journal of Photography magazine to see the article.

Northern Ireland

Bushmills Distillery

Giant’s Causeway
Belfast

Spitalfields, London

Berlin – Easter 2019

Gravesend pier

Thanks to a reader who sent in the link below. Look to the older photograph that shows a phone box in a convenient spot by the Gravesend pier:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/kent/discover_kent/history/changing_places/gravesend_town_pier.shtml

Oxford day trip

Camden Markets

Athens

We spent a weekend in Athens recently, where phones are plentiful.

My favourite phone shot of the weekend, taken in the courtyard of the Byzantine and Christian Museum:

 

Dover, UK

Dover. Photograph: Yulia Reznikov/Moment Editorial/Getty Images

From an article in the Guardian on urban gardening renewal.