A Grim North

Musings from a northerner living in the deep south…

Archive for May, 2012

Cranking it up

Posted by Alan on May 11, 2012

Snapped Crank

Snap!

A few weeks ago I was unlucky enough to suffer a snapped crank whilst cycling to work. As you can see from the dirt in the stub above, this must have been a fairly old injury that had been gradually worsening over time. Even though I am not very mechanically minded, I set out to find the tools and parts to repair. (If you aren’t interested in bikes stop reading now.) Read the rest of this entry »

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View Tube

Posted by Alan on May 10, 2012

View Tube

View Tube & Tower Block

 

Another shot from film, the View Tube container café is dwarfed by the development on Stratford High St.

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Vast tracks of sea

Posted by Alan on May 6, 2012

Vast tracks of sea

Looking back to land along the railway on Southend Pier

One of the big problems I have with film is that quite often I don’t get though a roll very quickly – which means photographs lay in the camera undeveloped or seen for literally years. Last year I cycled to Southend as part of the coast to coast training – around 35 miles which I did enjoy and it’s nice now having the photos to think back to that day!

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Difference

Posted by Alan on May 5, 2012



Difference, originally uploaded by Alan Perryman.

I’ve finally got round to sorting through some of my recent film photos.

The shiny new Olympic park may loom over industrial Bow, but evidently the beautification hasn’t got this far downstream yet.

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Shard

Posted by Alan on May 1, 2012



Shard, originally uploaded by Alan Perryman.

I’ve been far too busy to think about writing anything lately…

So here is a picture of the top of the shard taken with my 1970s telephoto!

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