Category Archives: HISTORICAL

CAMBRIDGE

My new Cambridge photobook is available for preview.   The book is an intimate perusal of both the City and the University that I have photographed over the past decade.  A preview can be obtained by clicking here. The book has … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING VIOLETTE

Remembrance Day, 2019.  Ever since my days living in Dorset House, I became aware of the Special Operations Executive (SOE ) which was headquartered in London’s Dorset Square during the War.  Television series such as Foyle’s War in Britain and … Continue reading

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THE CAMBRIDGE LEPER CHAPEL

My recent visit to Cambridge allowed a brief reunion with my old friend, the Leper Chapel of Saint Mary Magdalene. The romanesque Leper Chapel in Cambridge, also known as the Leper Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene, is a chapel on … Continue reading

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NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL

Unbelievable news out of Paris! Notre Dame cathedral has gone up in flames. Below is a rough sketch of the cathedral I made back in the day when I was backpacking through Europe and couldn’t afford a camera. At least … Continue reading

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LAST DOOLITTLE RAIDER

Lt. Col Richard Cole, the last Doolittle Raider, has died  at age 103. The end of an era.  AVE ATQUE VALE! B25 MITCHELL BOMBER The suicidal Doolittle Raid used modified Mitchell Bombers launched from an aircraft carrier with no hope of recovery … Continue reading

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UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE

Spent the morning watching the 175th edition of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat race in London. Congratulations to both the Cambridge women’s and men’s crews as the winners of this years event. Well done you!! CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BOAT CLUB, RIVER … Continue reading

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GOLAN HEIGHTS

The Golan Heights have jumped back into the news the last few days. VINEYARD BELOW THE GOLAN HEIGHTS  Today the Golan Heights is a centre of viticulture and the region is now better known for its wine than for its … Continue reading

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. SECOND CLASS WASH HOUSE, GROSSE ISLE, QUEBEC An image from a less happier time, the second class wash house served immigrants forcibly quarantined on Grosse Isle in the St. Lawrence. Thousands of Irish did not survive … Continue reading

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HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. YAD VASHEM CATTLE CAR MEMORIAL, JERUSALEM

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ROBBIE BURNS DAY

Happy Robbie Burns day to all my Scottish friends. HAGGIS ADDRESS HIGHLAND DANCER IN FULL FLING

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