Sunday, September 25, 2011


Here we see the tail end of the event after 20km. As I'm filming this the leaders are already nearing the Brandenburg Gate , over 20km further on . Yet what is wonderful is all keep going , get the lovely medal and are a winner in as much as they have taken part and given their best .Music cheered them and so did the public .

Sunday, September 18, 2011

X Marks The Spot .


Today wasn't just any day. It was Make Your Mark Day. In other words Berlin elections .
Special, since in Britain I have no vote what so ever. Even though I hold a passport and pay tax each month. Hence my
one X meant a great deal . It gave me some rights. Mr Cameron and Co like all before them are not at all interested in the 3 million Brits scattered around the world in the same situation . Why should they be whilst they continue to take taxes whilst denying us representation. How sick therefore that they are the first to throw stones and pontificate , yet fail to put their own house in order .

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Belfast , Peace and Walls .

Today began at City Hall where I was taken round . What fun it was to sit as the Lady Lord Mayor and as the member of the ALL Party. This splendid building was not paid for by rates or taxes. Instead profits from the gas industry were used. Less than 500,000 Pounds. Such sense and astonishing considering the marbles wood used.
Then off to one of the very many peace walls .For sure emotions and feelings are best expressed in art form as opposed to violence but do communities have to remain split by metal walls topped with wire ? Whatever the faith two 'rules ' spring to mind .
The Good Friday Agreement is holding , decommissioning has taken place. Is it really healthy to live apart labelled in any way ?
The video shows but a few of the pieces of art .My favourite is the scrabble 'Peace By Piece '

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Giants Causeway Coast ,Antrim. Northern ireland

If you ever go across the sea to Ireland make sure you take in the Antrim coast . It's magic , myth and majestic rock formations will leave you spellbound and wanting one thing only ,MORE .
As will The Bushmills Inn . The cuisine here is outstanding and as you can see I indulged . My starter was poached pear with an Irish blue cheese. For mains it had to be Irish Lamb with asparagus, beans and a creamy mash with finely chopped spring onion . Finally I weakened and had honey ice cream . Today has worked it all off .

Friday, September 09, 2011

Belfast -- A Very Special City .

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves and may you get pleasure from seeing this superb city . All around the world there are so many cities plagued by 'troubles' .Belfast has suffered it's share yet the people have spoken and two things are clear .
1) peace is a must .2 ) the majority of Northern Irish wish to remain with Britain
A musical track will be added ASAP . Need to find something suitable....... and appropriate .

Sunday, September 04, 2011

McLaren Formula 1 Experienced At IFA.

IFA was as ever fascinating and fantastic .I'll need time to sort my photographs and movies. However this is worthy of the Guiness Book Of Records. I who've never even changed a bike tyre had a real thrill with this. OK no where near the time taken by the team. Still it set a record as the first pit stop wheel change performed side saddle .......
IFA is on until the 7th. Why not give it a try .

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Quote For Today

'When taking a photograph feels right,it's like falling in love'

Arthur Elgort ( Photographer)
So here's a collage of some of my work that has given me this feeling.
Having read about Arthur Elgort I've ordered his book CameraCrazy . Something tells me it's a must have .

Friday, September 02, 2011

Bats are Beautiful

I loaded this onto my YouTube account last Sunday as it was the Night of The Bat . However there was a techno glitch with YouTube and their audio swap system. The piece used from audio swap is entitled Bugs . Very apt since a bat eats a third of it's body weight in insects each day .How amazing is that ? More bats and fewer toxic pesticides which drench our soil and too much of of fruit and veg would be ideal. So let's keep on protecting this delightful little mammal . They do us no harm, quite the reverse. Very difficult to film but I got close .See how many you can count .