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In the centre of Amiens

This dramatic war memorial is in the centre of one of my favourite French cities – Amiens – which I am lucky enough to visit quite frequently when leading First World War battlefield tours.  I find the imposing scale of … Continue reading

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A memorial in Amiens

As part of my First World War photography project, I visited Amiens last year – a city which, in 1918 at least, found itself just a short distance behind the front lines of the fighting.  The memorial in today’s image … Continue reading

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The Monument

The City of London’s Monument (to the Great Fire of London) is one of the area’s most distinctive landmarks.  With the claim to being the tallest isolated stone column in the world, it once towered over all that surrounded it.  … Continue reading

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Lamps

As my blog is titled “Lamp for the Journey”, I thought it was high time we actually saw some lamps.  So here we go.  Today’s picture is of one of the splendid lamp fittings on Freemasons’ Hall near Covent Garden … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain Memorial

The Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne was opened in 1999; I have visited several times over the past few years at different times of day and in different lights, and have never failed to be moved by … Continue reading

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What catches your eye?

It’s often fascinating to look back at old photos and just to notice what caught your eye.  Today’s photo offering is another one from my Hertford collection, taken several years ago, and it shows the rather beautiful war memorial in … Continue reading

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Noticing the details

I seem to have spent a fair amount of time over the past year or two taking photographs of churches.  This is certainly no hardship – to spend time alone appreciating a peaceful, historic and frequently beautiful building is far … Continue reading

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