Category Archives: HISTORICAL

BALACLAVA WOOLEN MILL

A recent visit to cottage country allowed me to stop at the old ghost town of Balaclava, Ontario. OLD BALACLAVA WOOLEN MILL

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DAME VERA LYNN

Dame Vera Lynn, the “Forces Sweetheart”,  was laid to rest today. Fittingly her funeral cortege was given a flypast by two Spitfires, much to the delight of the crowds that lined the streets of her home town of Ditchling, East … Continue reading

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CUSTER’S LAST STAND

Yesterday was the 144th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Here are some pics I took during a visit to Montana a few years ago. BATTLE MEMORIAL   CUSTER MARKER   CUSTER NATIONAL CEMETERY The Custer National Cemetery … Continue reading

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WINTER BARN

A late winter outing provided the opportunity to capture an image of an old barn in Gatineau, Quebec that has entered a phase of rapid deterioration.  Sad to think that the Canadian landscape will soon be devoid of once so … Continue reading

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ULURU

Uluru Rock, formerly Ayers Rock, in the Red Centre of Australia, has now been closed to the public as of last Friday. The Rock had been one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations despite its remote location (the nearest town, … Continue reading

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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.  The event, headlined “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” was co-organized by  Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center and the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and was … Continue reading

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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.        … 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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