i'd hoped to get to Genoa - had a hotel and flights booked, but then the
airports got closed. after some frantic efforts to find other ways to get
back her in time for work we had to cancel. but i did go up to Trafalgar
Square to see off the double-decker that was leaving for G8 Genoa.
george bush should now be pretty clear what the green party thinks of his
climate policies and star wars madness
the soho waiters' race is a curious affair which takes place
every year as a part of the soho festival, the waiters carrying a tray with
a glass and a bottle around the streets of soho. although it is a race, few
of those taking part make a great effort to hurry, and it is more about taking
part than winning.
swan upping is an annual event, counting swans along the thames
from sunbury to abingdon takes a week. the crown decided it was a good thing
to claim the swans around the 12th century, so they could gorge themselves
on them at banquets, they let some of their rich mates in the city have a
share, but protected them from the people by severe penalties. swans are seldom
eaten now, but upping continues to divide the thames birds between the crown,
they dyers and the vintners.
george bush went to have lunch at buck palace and there were a few others there to wave as the limo sped away in a 29 car cavalcade.
respect is due to the TUC and the GLA for organising a grand
event to celebrate our great cultural mix. the main activities at 'respect'
are musical, with much dancing in the audience.
a second demonstration against the US refusal to take serious
action to cut down its massive emmisions of greenhouse gases, and also its
activities in Colombia and other countries where it is misusing its military
and industrial power.
many of the demonstrators went on to protest at the Italian
embassy over the killing of a peaceful protestor during the G8 demonstrations
some of my work gets put into nice organised websites.
this isn't meant to be like that, but you can see some of the rest at
and you can read what I think about photography at