It’s not exactly spring in Brighton.
Here’s my photo of Spring - Scarborough on Bank Holiday Monday (6th May 2013).
Walmgate Bar, York City Walls. I’d left all my cameras in the flat whilst we went for a Curry, but on the way back our local gate had been transformed by the twilight. So I took it with my phone and edited it on a tablet. Earlier in the day I’d watched a man with a Nikon DSLR over his shoulder shoot a series of shots using an iPad mini.
Hudson Ward grain silos at Goole Docks. They’ve been here since 1885 in the middle of a big cereal growing area, but most of what they mill is imported through Hull docks and brought by barge to here.
Up at the National Railway Museum in York. These are in the shed for working engines. The Rocket and it’s carriages are replicas (the original was built in 1829), but it’s great to see they use them.
On the road staying in Travelodges. This is the real Britain. It is useful, functional, and unpretentious. Lincoln has some fantastic history, but unfortunately the old town has been taken over by traders peddling Twee Britain. There a hundred shops selling nothing of any use whatsoever.
Scary stuff around the main door to Lincoln Cathedral.
There’s a big, free exhibition of Landscape Photography at Somerset House which closes on Sunday 28th April.
You can also pay to see some works by Picasso from 1901, but these are only in two rooms and probably not worth it. To my eyes they were simply work in progress. But just outside the ticketed rooms there’s a room of drawings by Picasso, Matisse and Aristide Maillol which are extremely good.