Thursday, March 30, 2006 

Took this image on my way to work one morning. I've a thing for tankfarms, pipes and steam, anything industrial and grimy. This is a local vegetable oil mill / refinery and fits most of the above description, minus the steam. Next time!

Monday, March 27, 2006 

Something esoteric

It's been a miserable, dark, wet day. Took this today. It's a spiky lamppost with PIR sensor all around it. As if I'd want to steal this.

Sunday, March 26, 2006 

First signs of Spring.......

.....and about time to. Spotted these Daffs doing their thang today whilst out for a walk. I was beginning to think Spring would never arrive. Here comes Summer.


This is a Shitty Blog

Yup, 'tis official. This blog is shitty and is now a wholesome slice of the Shitty Blogs Club. Aahhh, recognition is so sweet, as is this post. No piccies - deal with it!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 


My take on the theme of 'emptiness'. Not so much in the physical sense, but ephemeral; a lack of spirit or soul. This scene is pretty soul-less.

For the full take on this 'challenge' follow this link to a fellow bloggers site. 'Lost To Tomorrow'.


Nice vista?

I knew there was a reason I got fed up of travelling to work via this route. Here's one. It's not always been like this and in summer it looks a lot better once it's tidied up. A few years ago the local league of extraordinary glue sniffers used to frequent this little Shangri La, until the council blocked off the archway on the right with the fence in the picture.

Sunday, March 19, 2006 


These are a couple of images I took on the way to work via a different route to that I normally take. Two contrasting views, but both are man made; the first image being of work being done on a cycle / pedestrian path I sometimes use, the second of a disused railway siding that backs onto Rockford Field.


Site update

I had hoped to post some images today, but blogspot is having a brainfart and I can't upload images at the moment from the UK. Hopefully, this issue will be sorted shortly.

In the mean time I thought I'd take this opportunity to pimp my other photoblog on Blogcharm.
'A Song From Under The Floorboards' is my repository for images in a larger more accessible format without the natter. In addition I'll be posting some of my better images from this blog, as well as images I couldn't post here ie 'artsy' stuff.

Hope you'll visit the new blog and comment. I've a lot to learn and I appreciate other photoblogger's feedback. Ta ta for now pop-pickers, not 'arf.

Sunday, March 12, 2006 

A spot of amateur archeology

Went for a walk this afternoon along the old Hull to Hornsea railway line. It was cold, and by the time I turned back it was sleating heavily.

I'd been watching a Sky3 program yesterday about the old 'Motte and Bailey' castles that the Normans built around 1100AD. I knew there was at least one 'Castlehill' nearby within view of the old Hull to Hornsea line courtesy of 'Google Earth'. So I thought I'd have a look, maybe photograph it.

Anyway, I found what I was looking for. What a disappointment, no more than a hillock, with a few trees. I'd really like to know more about 'Branceholm Castle', as I believe it's called. I know it's mentioned in the odd web page around the 1300's, but apart from that zilch. There's buggerall now, and I'd really like to learn more.

Incidently, there is another 'Castlehill' to the west of Hull, in the outskirts of Cottingham. I'm going to have to do some research. Perhaps someone can point me in the right direction?


Urban literature

Saturday, March 11, 2006 

A Yorkshireman's home is his castle

Well, in this case the above statement is almost true. A piece of wonderful architecture, not that far from home. Reminds me a little of Wayne Manor from the early 60's, camped up version of 'Batman'. Well at least it has character and individuality, which is more than can be said for some of the local housing estates close by.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 

Avenue of trees in Winter

Took this quick snap whilst walking home from work the other evening. I like the long shadows and the warmth of the sunlight.

Sunday, March 05, 2006 

Cheesy shot

It snowed for several hours on and off Friday afternoon. Fortunately, one very kind soul gave me a lift most of the way home from work. Had my camera with me so took some pictures. This cheesy little number is of a roundabout not far from my little garret. A light sprinkling of snow. It's all gone now, the changability of Yorkshire weather.

Saturday, March 04, 2006 

Something you will only see in Hull

A white telephone box. Since the early 1900's, Hull has had it's own telephone service and it's own colour scheme. The only city in the UK to be granted this privilege. It may not last though, looks like KC may be bought out. Will these booths still be white?

Thursday, March 02, 2006 


Trees are strange, especially after branches have been removed, they just grow some more. One of the daftest looking trees I've ever seen and not far from my 'Crib'. Spotted today whilst taking a slight detour home.

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