Photography

Rail engineering work at Barons Court

Not what you expect to see at your local station: neither the Piccadilly Line nor the District Line were running trains this weekend through Barons Court, my local Underground station. Usually the lines are busy with the rattle of passenger trains every couple of minutes, instead there’s a busy flock of hi-viz suits and a couple of engineering trains stationary on the tracks.

Drigg Beach, Cumbria

Drigg Beach, Cumbria

Patterns, shapes and textures at low tide at Drigg Beach, Cumbria; there’s a suggestion of the infinite revealed here in the space between the land and the sea and the clouds.

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Architecture of Sartène, Alta Roca, Corsica

Architecture of Sartène, Alta Roca, Corsica

Notably different architecture in Sartène, Corsica from mainland France or indeed any of the other bits of off-shore France that I’ve seen. The Genoese style prevails in buildings from before the Battle of Ponte Novu (1769). The shutters in the Italian style and the iron balconies persist after the defeat but French architecture becomes fashionable with the new government, including versions of the Haussmann style.

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View from Drigg Dunes to the western fells

Wasdale and Eskdale in the same image, this is the view over the estuary of the River Irt from Drigg Dunes to the western valleys with Scafell (984 m.) and Gable (899 m.) at the heads of the valleys, The Old Man of Coniston (803 m.) behind.

Corsica

Corsica

Some views of the southern part of Corsica; my trip took me from Porto-Vechio to Ajaccio via the Col de Bavella (1217 m.) and the Alta Roca region. Corsica is mostly granite geology which looks quite different to UK granite topography, sometimes reminding me of Yosemite Valley in California.

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