Tuesday, 21 August 2007


Goodness! How did I get to London so quickly? Haven't I missed out 9/10 of England on the way? Well, yes, except that London isn't actually part of Travel Britain. The fact is that I've run out of time for the current expedition; or at least, that I've chosen to reallocate my time slightly. I start a job in London in October, so I've decided to move down sooner rather than later and stake my claim as a Londoner. That, along with a couple of other small matters such as a trip to the Czech Republic, has put paid to Travel Britain for the time being.

And yet, of course, Travel Britain can never really end. I will always be shuffling around this island one way or another in the weeks/months/years to come. There are no real endings. I may even keep this page going to share pictures of Britain in the future.

In the meantime, thanks for following my meandering path over the last few months. Your company has been much appreciated, I can assure you.

Thursday, 2 August 2007

The Memory of Place

Churches in York are used for many things other than worship: a coffee shop, an over 60's centre, a nightclub. St Mary's, Castlegate, is used as an art gallery, or "art space". This is the current installation, a pool of water with candles on it.

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

The Shambles

I lived in York last year, but never really took many photos, so it's good to return and do some proper "tourist" shots, like this famous medieval street, known as "The Shambles".

York Minster

York Minster, originally uploaded by British Traveller.

A classic view of one of Britain's finest cathedrals, York Minster.

Sunday, 29 July 2007

A novel way of crossing a river

Me in front of the Middlesbrough Transporter bridge. They can't afford a proper bridge here, so they built a small section and move it across the river!


Whitby, originally uploaded by British Traveller.

A day out at the seaside town of Whitby, setting of Dracula and a hundred fish and chip shops. As we walked up the pier, this replica ship came past. But James and Richard got a bit of a shock when I took a picture and, on hitting the button, the Earth shook with cannon fire! You can still see the smoke dispersing.

Wednesday, 25 July 2007


After leaving the Isle of Man last week, I opted to return home for a short while, for a number of reasons: 1) because I have a hundred things to organise; 2) apple crumble; and 3) most importantly for you, I've finally got Google Map up-to-date. In fact, the map is so big it now stretches across two "pages", so unfortunately you can't see it all at once. Anyhow, the link is here.

The next excursion is Cleveland and North Yorkshire, and I'm off tomorrow. See you there!