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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The Green, Niton Undercliff,: Sea Defences

This is a quarter imperial watercolour - rock armour protects this part of the coast, but was never installed further along: perhaps that's one reason why the Niton to Ventnor road, Undercliff Drive, collapsed, and why it'll take more than patching it up or diverting it to ensure its future stability.

The spirit of the thing is accurate, but I don't go for images that could be photographic - there's the camera, if you want those, after all.


Saturday, 3 October 2015

Goodbye, Denis

Denis Healey - that was a life well-lived, and you'll be missed: politician, photographer, painter, soldier, and brave man.

A unique combination of intelligence, wit, and sheer guts.  Rest in peace, Denis - you were just about the last of the great figures of the last century, and an inspiration in this one.