Postcode Pinboard: SE1

Today I wandered around the Blackfriars area of SE1. It’s a truly varied part of the capital. One moment you’re passing a brutalist council estate, the next you’re stumbling across a quaint, leafy… Continue reading

Windmills of Belgium

During my 5 day stint in Belgium I was absolutely spoilt for windmills. In Bruges there were four sitting in a row on the outskirts and when we took a tram along the… Continue reading

Mr Marvel’s Abandoned Theme Park, Scarborough

In 1987 a theme park was built in the North Bay of Scarborough. Named Mr Marvel’s, the theme park did well until the dawn of cheap foreign holidays when British coastal resorts promptly… Continue reading

Ravenscar: The Ghost Town That Never Was

The image above is a brick from the now demolished Ravenscar brickworks. Owned by the Whitaker Brick Company, the works were set up at the turn of the century when plans were made… Continue reading

Saltburn Cliff Lift

This week I have been mostly riding cliff lifts on the Yorkshire coast. I particularly enjoyed my time on Saltburn pier. Here are a few snaps from my day in the sun. The… Continue reading

North Riding Infirmary Entrance, Middlesbrough

Yesterday whilst strolling through Middlesbrough I passed the entrance to the North Riding Infirmary. I read about it here in the Middlesbrough Gazette. The original infirmary stood for 100 years, 1906 – 2006,… Continue reading

Chasing Waterfalls in Goathland

Today I ignored TLC’s advice and went chasing waterfalls, in Goathland. Here are a few snaps from the waterfall we walked to – it was quite a trek up and down dale but… Continue reading

Larpool Viaduct

Although there were many other seaside shenanigans, much of today was spent photographing Larpool Viaduct near Whitby. More bridge / viaduct shots can be found on my Bridge and Viaduct Flickr set (yes.… Continue reading

Postcards From Chiswick House

We had an outing to Chiswick House at the weekend to celebrate a family birthday. I absolutely love the Egyptian-inspired architecture there. Here are a few snaps. There is also a definite leaning… Continue reading

Derelict London – Highlights from the Walking Tour

Last Saturday we went on the Derelict London walking tour near Limehouse. Paul Talling, who runs the tours, has written a book on Derelict London and London’s Lost Rivers and is consequently something… Continue reading