I need to go out and shoot more!
Whilst meandering through the streets of Strasbourg last year, I came across this fantastic musician performing outside the cathedral. He was very talented and I proceeded to drop some change in to his goblet (?) whilst walking by. When I returned later, he had just finished and was relaxing with a glass of red and talking to locals. I enjoyed the scene so much I decided to snap it.
I hadn’t actually gotten around to uploading it… But just today whilst browsing the music section of Reddit, I actually came across someone commenting an artist’s fantastic voice. I clicked on the Youtube Link and lo and behold, I saw him playing again and recognised him immediately.
Keep playing dude. You’re a massive talent.
There is nothing like the joy of that first pint after a long day’s work. One of my favourite things about London is the 5pm rush. At about this time, every pub in the city becomes packed to the rafters with suits and shirts. You can barely move for the next two hours, after which everyone just slips out, off home to eat with the family. It’s a helluva life
The 100th post!
The crowds at the 2012 Olympics offered a great opportunity for some candid shots.
From the London Eye, during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
It’s always a nervous experience uploading panoramic shots to Tumblr. It has never quite worked out how to scale them.. hopefully this turns out for the better, because in my original file this image is gorgeous with fine details and accurate colour. Not to mention the fantastic auto-stitch achieved by the Fujifilm X100… on about the 4th try. Nothing is perfect!
This was taken inside the Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, where many leaders of the Irish rebellions against the English were held captive and some executed.
Trinity College in Dublin has some real history to it. It was founded in 1592, its students have included the incredible Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker, and its library is the biggest in Ireland with over 4.5 million printed volumes, including the incredible Book of Kells. If you can abide the huge queue, it’s definitely worth a visit just to see the Book of Kells which is a large, exquisitely illustrated religious tome dating back to the late 6th century.
You can find a beautiful place for a drink at the top of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. It’s called the Gravity Bar - a large, cylindrical set up on the top floor of the factory, with 360º view of Dublin. You will have to pay entry though, and it’s not cheap at 14.40eur. Although they do include a pint of the black stuff in the cost…