London Canal Museum

•6 September 2019 • Leave a Comment

… the museum sits on Battlebridge Basin on the Regent’s Canal …

… a small but fascinating museum in what was once an ice house …

… about a third of one of the two original wells for ice is open for viewing … they each measured 10 metres wide by 13 metres deep and could store the ice for several months …

… ice is heavy and tricky to manoeuvre so horses and a pulley system were used to bring the ice out of the well on to carts ready for distribution to ice cream makers, butchers, fishmongers, hospitals etc …

… the ice mainly came from Norway and it was an important trade until refrigeration arrived …

… Carlo Gatti, an Italian of course, made ice cream here …

… the museum tells the story of the creation of the canals, the industry, and people who lived and worked on them …

… a bygone era …

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Remembering Roman

•22 July 2019 • Leave a Comment

… on the 20th anniversary of his death …

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… love this photo of my dad
taken by my very talented friend James Braund …

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… same place just a few years earlier …

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.. still miss those cuddles …

Farewell

•30 June 2019 • Leave a Comment

… Shetland …

… it’s been awesome …

Blue

•28 June 2019 • Leave a Comment

… Simmer Dim in Scalloway …

… beautiful blue at midnight …

Fethaland

•25 June 2019 • Leave a Comment

… the northernmost point of mainland Shetland …

… more dramatic scenery …

… and the remains of a once thriving fishing village …

… from the 15th to early 20th century men set sail in open rowing boats called ‘sixareens’ returning only when they could carry no more fish …

… the fish were cured and dried on the beach …

… a tough life …

… only the stone houses remain …

… strong and beautiful …

Happy Midnight

•22 June 2019 • Leave a Comment

… on the longest day …

… from Shetland …

Beach patterns

•21 June 2019 • Leave a Comment

… on the beach at St Ninian’s, Shetland …