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Category archive: Transport

Saturday April 27 2019

Yes, I like to photo signposts.  You know where you are, with signposts.  Because they pretty much tell you where you are.

Here’s a signpost photo I photoed in March 2012:

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But there’s more to it than just having a note of where I was, useful though that is.  There’s something about actually seeing those particular names of particular places which makes the fact that this is where I really am – and then later: was - come particularly alive.

As you can tell from the previous paragraph, I don’t really know how to explain this fascination of mine.  And just now, I am too knackered, having spent the day recovering from a Last Friday of the Month meeting that happened last night.  Dominique Lazanski: very good.  My front room: very full.  Aftermath: lots of crap to tidy up.

Yesterday was a day when I had to be very energetic and alive, to get ready for that meeting.  So, I was.  (Hence those four blog postings yesterday.) Today, I could be knackered.  So, I was.

Tuesday April 23 2019

In the part of France where GodDaughter2’s family live and with whom I recently stayed, there are two ways to make a car journey.  You can take what looks like the long route, along two or even three sides of a motorway rectangle, only travelling on little roads when you have to, to get to and from the motorway.  Or, you can attempt to travel more directly, along little roads, by the scenic route.  The scenic route looks quicker on the map, at first glance.  But the motorways are quicker because they always go straight where they’re going.  They don’t wiggle back and forth up and down mountains, or get stuck in little villages.

I was taken on various car journeys during my stay, of both kinds.  The trips involving airports were on motorways, as were others.  But there were also various journeys along those scenic routes.

Here are a few of the many, many photos I took while on such expeditions: 

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The thing is, France is (see above) big.

On one of these expeditions we drove for about four hours, hither and thither, up and down, through kilometre upon kilometre of gorgeous scenery, encountering about three other oncoming vehicles per hour. We crossed over numerous bridges as we switched from going down or up one side of a valley to going up or down the other side of the same valley, often able to see past nearby trees to distant mountains, but often not, passing through and sometimes stopping in towns or villages with orange tiled roofs.

Countryside in England of this desirability, in weather like this, would be swarming with motorists, all making it impossible for each other to have a good time.  In the south of France, where this sort of weather is only average (too cold and windy) and where they have endless supplies of such scenery, we had the entire route pretty much to ourselves.

Also, in England, if you were to drive for half a day at the slowish but steady speed we were able to drive scenically in France, you’d take a visible bite into the map of England.  In France, such a trip doesn’t register, nationally speaking.  You’ve gone from this little place here, to this next little place right next to the first place, here, two milimetres away.  As an exercise in crossing France, forget it.  You have made no progress at all.

It’s not just places like America, Africa and India that are big.  Compared to England, France is big too.

Monday April 22 2019

An excellent Mick Hartley photo, using the single-bright-colour-with-black-and-white-everywhere else trick.

Here.

Monday April 15 2019

An airplane approaches London City Airport.  There are cranes, leaning away from each other, ...

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... which was all I thought I was photoing.  Until I looked at it at home on a much bigger thing; and saw a Much Bigger Thing:

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Yes, the Big Olympic Thing.

Another photo of somewhere, turned into somewhere by the same Big Thing.

Monday April 08 2019

These are technically terrible photos, but I had a lot of fun photoing them, and I get a lot of pleasure when I stumble upon such photos-from-airplanes in the photo-archives.  What are these exactly?:

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Well, I cranked up Google Maps, and also maps like the one here, and set to work.  That photos have exact timings attached to them is very helpful when you are trying to work out what photos from airplanes are of.

And yes, those are the four big-name Channel Islands, TopLeft: Jersey, TopRight: Guernsey, BottomLeft: Alderney, BottomRight: Sark.

I reckon that Alderney, from that angle, looks a bit like a hippo.

But for me, the most intriguing puzzle was this:

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What is that?  Turns out, it’s the island of Herm.  Herm’s sales pitch: There’s no place like Herm.  Herm, island of triangular stamps.

Never heard of it, until now.  Photo and learn.  Blog and learn.

Monday April 01 2019

Today, in the spectacular weather that had been promised and which duly occurred, I took a walk along the river, from the Woolwich Arsenal back towards the centre of London in a westerly direction until I got to the Dome, ak these days a the O2.

I saw many things, but I only now have the energy to tell you about one of them.  This:

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Click to get a more panoramic view, with more context.

After much futile searching with Google Maps, I eventually just took a guess that it might be something to do with London City Airport, and so it proved.  (Scroll down there and all is explained.) This is the London City Airport Digital Air Traffic Control Tower.  Thanks to this structure, and thanks in particular to its numerous superzoom surveillance cameras, the people who do the Air Traffic Control for London City Airport can be miles away.  Either they already are or they soon will be:

London City Airport has announced it is to become the first UK airport to build and operate a digital air traffic control tower, with a multi-million pound investment in the technology. The innovative plans are a flagship moment in the airport’s 30th anniversary year, and mark the start of a technological revolution in UK airport air traffic management.

Working closely with NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, London City Airport has approved plans for a new tower, at the top of which will be 14 High Definition cameras and two pan-tilt-zoom cameras. The cameras will provide a full 360 degree view of the airfield in a level of detail greater than the human eye and with new viewing tools that will modernise and improve air traffic management.

The images of the airfield and data will be sent via independent and secure super-fast fibre networks to a brand new operations room at the NATS control centre in Swanwick, Hampshire. From Swanwick, air traffic controllers will perform their operational role, using the live footage displayed on 14 HD screens that form a seamless panoramic moving image, alongside the audio feed from the airfield, and radar readings from the skies above London, to instruct aircraft and oversee movements.

That announcement happened in 2017.  The tower no longer needs to be a computer graphic, because there it now is.  But, I suspect, only rather recently.  I think the reason I couldn’t find this Thing on Google Maps is that Google Maps has not yet caught up.

Scaffolding is not a category for this posting.  It may look like scaffolding, but it’s not.  That’s it.

Sunday March 24 2019

Yesterday, being ill made me think of food, because I wasn’t eating any food.

Today, what I am most feeling the lack of is body fitness. So, this:

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Spotted by me in Stoke Newington last week.

As you can see, there’s a website.  Interesting how she says that it’s a “sports industry”.

I assume that Lana wants to be noticed, or why would she should drive about in such a very noticeable vehicle?

Friday March 22 2019

Christine Macdonald complains, in an article recently linked to by Arts and Letters Daily that:

Street Art Used To Be the Voice of the People. Now It’s the Voice of Advertisers.

Given what Ms MacDonald means by “the People” (the people who ruin all the places they get control of), this development is to be welcomed.  Compared to ruination by a diverse array of people, all with the same ruinous opinions, advertisers trying only to sell you stuff are a breath of fresh air.

Here is an example of this process at work, spotted by me in Stoke Newington, the day before yesterday:

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And here is another van from the same stable, which I spotted and photoed on the same day that I spotted and photoed these other exercises in profit seeking and actual people helping, nearer to the middle of London, while out and about a while back:

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Vans like this are different, and thus attract attention.  They certainly got mine.  Many beer drinkers will surely have been persuaded to wonder what this particular beer tastes like.  If it tastes like crap, advertising won’t save your product.  But if the product is good but is being ignored, advertising is just what you want.

But, all you graffitists who have sold out or who would like to, be warned.  Soon, this style will look rather ordinary, once lots of others have started doing it.  At which point people like me won’t photo it any more, and commerce that is trying to attract attention will be on to the next aesthetic fad.

Street Art sells beer instead of political ruination – pro-political-ruination writer not happy
Vapour trail light
Car reflections
ULEZ?
A device for measuring neutrinos being transported through Karlsruhe
The new Greenwich Peninsula
A different way to open a car door
A model of a building that never happened
The Welbeck Street Car Park then and now
More photos from Monday January 28th
Some new London horizontality
Hell or Habito
Now thrive the cardboard makers
Something for Transport Blog?
City views from 2004
The Boxing Day posting
The Christmas Day posting
Renzo Piano’s new Genoa Bridge
Creature comforts
Taxis with adverts in the dark
The secret is the back wheels
Stow-Away in Lower Marsh
Stanford-le-Hope but not cranes
A True Gleaming Sincerity from Our Tropical Paradise
My latest advert-taxi photo-target – and my next
Lorry on roof
Total Surveillance photos
Zone 2/3
Another niche market for robot vehicles
Transport chat with Patrick Crozier (and sorry for the delay telling you about it)
Peak Remembrance?
Darren gets it
Brexit taxis
Bartok and three ladies outside South Kensington tube
How the London Underground pioneered credit cards
How photo-collating reminded me of some (other) good modified cliché photos
Rob Fisher on the meaning of Facebook
One Blackfriars behind 240 Blackfriars
Confirmation that The Peak is a one-off rather than a two-off
150 great things about the Underground: Number 122
What electrified track looks like when they really turn up the electricity
TIL about TIL
Thoughts on concentra …
La Taupe
A lorry brings reinforcements
Battersea rollerblader
This actually did get my attention
Driverless vehicles with faces and driverless vehicles to sleep on
The Blackfriars ghost columns make themselves useful
The Boomerang still being constructed
A view from the Shard
Heatwave jacket derangement syndrome
McDonald’s in the sky
Uncluttered French train roofs
A photo-rumination on French rail clutter
James Bond’s next Aston Martin
Confessions of a preemptive pessimist
Helipad next to a railway station
Quota sunset
Hello Kitty Bullet Train
The new Tottenham Court Road tube exit – with cranes
So …
Here are some I took earlier
Angel Bear outside the Gare du Nord
Two adverts for the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts
Excellent airplane photo
I need a link dump
Green Union Jack
Quota taxi covered in quota red flamingos
Piano being played at Tottenham Court Road tube station
What kind of car is this?  Answer: A Charger and a Bee
Another London logo (and a selfie)
Yet more photoers
A face and some windows
My original version compared to 6k’s version
The light and the lights on Blackfriars Bridge
The light and the lights of Victoria Station
The delivery scooter – first improvised now designed
A brightly lit building in front of a dark sky
Photoing the man playing a flaming tuba
Pimlico in Kensington
Pigs don’t pig out
The sky pool is coming
New kinds of transport on newly created surfaces
Two phone photos
“I’m calling you from Windows about your computer …”
Tweel
Antique Austins near the Regency Cafe
A big panda (with stars in its eyes) at Victoria Station
Cantilevered Thameslink seats
Tilbury (2): Pop faces on a footbridge
Cranes and horses
A railway without rails in China
Stop your dog pulling on his leash – make your dog pull you
Solid light
Pavlova is back
Bounty Bars for Alfie Saggs
Quota Roller
Ross King introduces Meissonier
Chelsea crowds at Fulham Broadway
Pede Lorean
Taxi with tree
Bromley-by-Bow tube to the Twelvetrees Crescent bridge
Eight
The Ghostbustours bus – old Routemasters – Boris buses – improved Boris buses
New London Bridge station roofs – and photos of them from the top of the Shard
Dissing the Walkie Talkie
Two Union Jacks
Aug ‘17 OSB9: Brutalism in London
Aug ‘17 OSB8: More tech
DLR Big Thing sunset
Aug ‘17 OSB6: Camden Highline
Bad journey - good party
While England were winning the World Cup I was photoing adolescent swans
A new Clapham Junction Big Thing alignment
A classic car and a modern classic car in Lower Marsh
X lights the spot
Quota wedding bus
Flypast photo
The Roman Empire as a tube map
Michal Huniewicz drone-photos London Gateway and its cranes
City peddlers etc.
Animated tube maps
Vapour trail shadow
Forth Bridge photo with a difference
A new British canal
Luxury
Incorporating the little orange light in the design
Lincoln Paine: A ship in the desert
To Tottenham (8): Zooming in on some Big Things
Quota bicycles
Another Capital Golf car
Lincoln Paine shifts the emphasis from land to water (with a very big book)
Classic cars in Lower Marsh
Eastern towers
Views from London Fields
Misty (or polluted) at Canning Town
“Robot” suggests the possibility of fraternization
Leake Street photo session
Beltane & Pop van parked on the South Bank yesterday afternoon
If Pugs could fly
More Dezeenery
I’m too knackered to tell you why I like this
UPS drones and drone vans
Tim Marshall on the warming of the Arctic
The Robert Stephenson statue at Euston
An Underground sermon
Battersea from Clapham Junction
And Africa’s rivers don’t help
A sign in a bus and the same sign malfunctioning
Africa is (still) big
An Eiffel Tower at Wembley?
Skull Shaver
Home alone
Tottenham Court Road tube entrance next to Centre Point
Freddie’s Flowers white van
To Tottenham (4): Illuminated worker
To Tottenham (3): The Railwa
To Tottenham (2): Seven Sisters?
Quota Citroen DS
Clocking clocks
What indeed?
A rollerblader in 2006
A dogs and cats building
The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home light show
Where shall I go tomorrow?
The internet is for telling me what’s on the telly
Droneverts
The art of taxi advertising
Snake on a car
Coastline politics at Samizdata
Van – grey but very interesting
Union Jacks having fun
An enlarged Dinky Toy in Belgravia
What does Thames “RIB” Experience mean?
Not a shot tower – no longer a pumping station tower
So shiny it looks fake
Waterloo Eurostar revamp begins
Harley Davidson - woman playing gramophone records
Wooden Citroens and black baby dolls
Citroen correction
Ghost Bus
Six dials at Seven Dials
Miguel aligns his message with his van
Another illustrated van
Pink van with roller-blading fox
Deliveroo V sign
Beersheba footbridge
Cyclists
M20 bridge destroyed by passing digger
A very good meeting - and a quota horse with quota cart
When welfare means lavatories
Millenium Bridge with boats
An A380 in Victoria Street
Another fine day at the Oval (1): Vans
Did the ghostly Blackfriars Bridge columns make the new station more buildable?
The hottest day of the year (5): Old Citroens in Roupell Street
Ghostbusters sculpture advert at Waterloo Station
London looking like Dubai
Temporary Oxford Street
A “What If?” concerning the Battle of the Atlantic
The Union Jack’s near death experience(s?)
An electric car recharging itself in The Cut
WWWhite Van
The new US Embassy – from my roof
55 Broadway
More South of France bridges
Goodbye PhotoCat – hello PhotoPad
Safe cracks in an airplane window
Second childhood
New Tricks is popular because it is full of old people and it is mostly old people who watch telly
White vans are becoming very informative
Pizza Express bus
The difference between roof clutter and roof clutter
Centre Point through the new station entrance
Van Art
Another walk along the river
A rubbish lorry posting
Dirty art on White Vans
The Waterloo Eurostar terminal is being revived
Blue van
Mechanical giraffes
Another idea for a collection of photos
Recent taxis with adverts photos
Toegangsbeveiligingsproducten
A bus ride and tea versus one of the best concert halls in the world
Michael Jennings on Uber (and the Uber logo ruckus)
Out and about with GD1 (8): Non-human creature vans
Black Cat white van
Vans that need to look the part
Footbridges in the sky
White vans in Kentish Town
A busy day and a collection of Big Things
A Japanese torpedo bomber that could use some zoom
148 to Burgess Park
A Big Thing and a Much Bigger Thing – on a not-black cab
David Pierce on what it’s like using an electric scooter
Big Things on Boris Bikes
Big Things having orgasms
Segway Robot
Bike fishing in Amsterdam
Speeded up pedestrians
YAAI3DP
Wrap artistry
Wicked Campers: Are they now going respectable?
Two mice and a cat on a Wicked Van
Loading problems
White Vans are looking more and more like websites
On going ahead with a posting anyway even if I don’t have all the photos to hand that I would like
For CAR’S read CARS
Metros of the world
New chairs
Four towers joined together by two bridges
Less heat and more light
A Morris Minor advertising a ping pong night club
Van Morrison
Excellent headline
A viadukt and a tunnel
Hire Intelligence White Van
Miniature architecture
Another The Wires! Building in Japan (plus more Dezeenery)
Corbyn – and an advert bus
Taxis with adverts
Man on horseback – and cranes
An underground history lesson
Here begins the Essex Way
Glass Build white van
Shiny little Aston Martin
On packaging – and on the need to chuck it out
View of the footbridge - view from the footbridge
I was photoing white vans in February 2007
Tricycle transport
A testicle eating killer fish headline and drone dramas
Close departs
An old American car in Tottenham Court Road
London Biggin Hill “Jet Centre”?
Weird wide angle lens effect
Shiny little car
You can’t make a skyscraper out of containers
A big Black Cab advert picture for a Samizdata posting
Leaves
White van reflexology
Lady rickshaw driver
Trois Citroens (et deux chevaux)
Upshot
Where punctuation might have helped
Golden Cheesegrater with cranes
Interesting vehicles
Tomorrow I will get out less
A rather argumentative van
Angela’s Nails
It begins (badly)
Pancake White Van
Out and about with GD1 (2): How mobile phones both cause and solve meeting up problems
Photoing old Dinky Toys in Englefield Green
Cat picture on white van
A posh white van and a not so posh white van
The new Wembley Stadium under construction plus a white van
Real Photographer - shame about the adverts
Bloody Enrique Iglesias drone drama
The view from outside Waterloo Station
Strange London buses
A photographer and an advert
Reading Anton Howes again
White Van Brians
Viewing the clutter at Centre Point
Ships on a roof
“The image was taken at long range and therefore is deceptive …”
Click on the picture to get a different picture
My favourie partial eclipse photos
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White Vin Van
White Van
Pavlova with a new building and a passing bus
The rise of (interest in) 3D printing
The Leaning Stonehenge Tour Bus of Salisbury
Cheap long-haul flights coming soon
Miniature photographic fakery
BMdotcom What if? of the day
A photographer from the I Just Like It directory
Christmas Day photos
Sign blocked by surveillance camera
Marginal Eurostar economics
A small photo posting
My chance to ride a bus almost as old as me
In which I quotulate from a photo of a Canadian train
And now a photo-drone in a London shop window
MDL and DPD delivered what they promised but were wrong about me having to be there to sign for it
Only with a computer
Driverless open-plan tube trains for London
Recently on dezeen
Boris bus malfunction
Flying cars will have to be flown by robots
Union Jack Minis
On the problems of half-parking with a half-car
Headlights with cleaning brush
A tumult of cranes (and the Spraycan)
Bond car
My week in Brittany 2: A crane holding a bridge at Canning Town!
ASI Boat Trip 9: The man driving the boat
Oxo Tower with bus advertising The Expendables III
A Sunday ramble
Round headlights equals an old car
Bombardier Embrio
New London bridge competition
My favourite Tour de France in London photo
TfL electronic signs (etc.)
Why aren’t people happier about amazing new stuff?
Vespa GS in Lower Marsh
The Not-V2 at London Bridge Station
Ubernomics
Quota photos of and from Tate & Lyle Park
Tricycles
Me and the first cranes at London Gateway last September
Old bus No 2
Bag Man
A old bus doing regular bus stuff
Jiaozhou Bay Bridge (aka Spaghetti Junction on Sea)
Photographing while on a skateboard
Vauxhall bus station now – and when it was being constructed
Star car
New train
Other things last Wednesday
Reflections in some somewhat broken windows
Under Blackfriars Bridge
“In order to comply with Google’s regulations …”
Zooming in on that approaching bus
Seven London bridges from the ME Hotel Radio Bar
Photoing the A380 from above – from the ground
“O my Hornby and my Barlow long ago!”
Westminster Tube photos
Could I please walk on Norman Foster’s proposed bike-ways above the trains (and take photos)?
Tube interrupted
Sculpture at St James’s Tube
More photos of things past
Father Christmas Aerodrome
The Kelpies of Falkirk
Happiness is Gold Blend at only £3 instead of £4.50
Gloomy Earl’s Court picture
Eurostar before St Pancras
Sperm Bike
A vanished building and a bendy bus
Smaller is more legible – big is more fun
The roof of Victoria Station
Owl at Canning Town railway station
Morgan – Abbey reflected in Morgan – Abbey reflected in other cars
Huge semi-submersible ships
Baltimore: cranes - a bridge - scaffolding
London Gateway from above
New apostrophe-shaped footbridge in Hull
An old Mini and a new Mini
A scaffolder likes Jeremy Clarkson
BMdotCOM insult of the day
Views from the Hackney Wick station footbridge
Reflections on a strange coincidence involving an Android app and a malfunctioning bus stop sign
Feynman Diagrams on the Feynman van
Wedding photography (3): Technology as sculpture
A Fleet Street lunch
Remembering a warmer day
Crossrail grubbings
Art without Artists
Giant cranes made in China for new London super-port in Thurrock
Alastair James on Blythe Hill Fields and smartphones
Waterloo Station’s new upper deck
At the bottom of the Shard
Reflections on and in Westminster Tube Station
Looking along Victoria Street to The Wheel (and on how to be liked (or disliked) by Google)
Big London Things with clutter in the foreground
XXL?
A new crane has already arrived
Here are (a lot) more photos that I took on March 27th
BrianMicklethwaitDotCom internet headline of the day
Michael Jennings on how the taxis at Skopje airport are an evil racket and what he did about it
Does anyone know how I can straighten these gasometers?
It got my attention
Tower Bridge with railway clutter in the foreground
This is transport
Beware the Men In Orange!
Viaduct from above
Photographers at Eros and Art in the tube
The Shard looking like it’s in a 1950s postcard
Steve Baker MP
Space launch monster
Today I’m in a “How very odd!” mood
Ancient and modern (but mostly ancient) cars in Regent Street yesterday
Transport photos
London from the east
Summer blogging break
Quimper cat on Harley-Davidson
The Royal Victoria Dock is not (but looks like) a transporter bridge
Quota hedgehog sculpture
A favourite Sunday snap
Collision photo
BrianMicklethwaitDotCom narcissistic self-quote of the day
Even the Goodyear Blimp is now obsessed with safety
More signs of the times
Strata from a station
The Big Dig and some smaller digging
Signs - all in my bit of one railway carriage
That’s what I call a Health and Safety Notice
The bike behind the theatre
Self portrait plus meaning of life
Clumbersome
A Spanish geography lesson
A Spanish high speed train bridge and a Spanish aqueduct
And here’s the proof!!!  Sixteen little square pictures!!!
Transport redirect
The Brusio spiral viaduct also looks like a toy train layout
Adverts on taxis and cars
Transport Blog restarts
Beyond the Dome with Goddaughter One
Google rolls out computer controlled cars
Another strangely punctuated headline and a depressing television play
More bridge magic
The Razor through a bus and without the bus
Real life toy trains
Mmmmm … bookshelves!
Farnborough (5): Supacat Bloodhound Falcon
Farnborough redirect
Lynxes and an A380
A response to the cyclist menace
Pink railway clutter
I do love a steam train on a viaduct
Big box computers versus laptops
Soviet space leftovers
Light and shade
When the foreground tries to ruin the shot - but only makes it better!
Rubbish bridge in Shangai
Car in in front of sloping houses
Airplanes converted into architecture
How my camera and the internet explained an old bus
Quota vapour trail
Six lions on a white Mercedes bonnet
I never knew Marmite came in tanker lorries
Biker shadow
Sushi and scaffolding at Victoria
Why do pregnant women now do quite a lot of driving of their husbands?
SAY NO TO GOVERNMENT MOTORS
Towers under the weather - and a steam engine steams to the rescue
Free Skullcandy on a bus in snowy Edinburgh
Three airplane photos
Osprey pictures
The Shard is definitely being built!
Strange purple cat with four eyes
Wuhan railway station under construction - with sunset behind
Of lists and distant totally photorealistic skyscrapers
Slumponomics
More recorded cricket chat and some further Oval hindsights
Model T parts flatvert
Back lit by the sun
Stuff in the foreground I wasn’t expecting
Instapundit turns into Idiot Toys
Hotelicopter
Bike made entirely of wood
Toys and big toys
Acton
Unamazing photo of amazing road
Who is Arnold Leah?
The Long Walk is easier if you have a couple of horses pulling you
Parliament photoed by a bus!
Flat train picture and regular train picture
Thames river boats
It could be a rather small funeral
Roll out the Lino
I am not drunk - I just didn’t know what to put so I just started
Random links
Old postage stamps
Another fine day and more not Billion Monkey pictures
Cat Car
Palming them off with a sunset
A movie staircase and a window
That went okay
Nothing here again
If it’s not Art it can be rather fun
Number on a bus roof
Tama the feline stationmaster saves the Wakayama Electric Railway Co.
A thin bridge in Wales
Another great viaduct
Switching from dumb bombing to smart bombing
Billion Monkeys close up and London from far above!
To Greenwich by train and back by bus
Birds
Clarkson on Sarah Jessica Parker
Two adverts in the tube
Crackers
The original Burtynsky Nanpu bridge picture
What I have seen so far while abroad
Here they stand
Ducks - frogs - turtles – beavers – Galaxy Quest
Those were the days and these are no longer the days
Wired bridges
Giant table football table and hamster powered cars
Why it helps to be exposed to the lower classes and to dogs when you are young
Classic car thinness
Travis Perkins of Pimlico Road are not good at delivering timber
Airplane over Putney
Celebrating a victory
The Gatwick Beehive
Big, Bigger, Biggest - starring Heathrow Terminal 5
Wedding photo
The Rite of Spring sounds to me like technology rather than nature
Meltdown in Russia … and New Zealand
The moving bridges of Chicago
Toshiba’s violin playing robot
I love the internet
At Bethnal Green railway station
Flat viaduct and spiral bridge
LAHTML
Michael Jennings on telecoms at Samizdata
It’s true what they say about how hard it is to pronounce Chinese – oh beansprouts!
More horizontal thinness
Blurry Billion Monkey on bus in front of even blurrier Wheel
Not obviously but maybe …
Guess the city (2)
Billion Monkey Maria Sharapova lookalikes!!!
Talking about St Pancras at St Pancras
Another cat!
Millau Viaduct with goats
More St Pancras snaps
Long train with mountains
Thin Canadian bridge
The space between the buildings
Hear ye hear ye
For Skimbleshanks read Tizer
Tinsley Viaduct
Eurostar says goodbye Waterloo hello St Pancras
The A380 bulge
Fourteen British viaducts
A train called Professor George Gray
Cat power!
Photos - four transport - two artistic
Fly-pasts - air displays - crashes
Renaissance Man
Feral Real Photographers and naughty Billion Monkey!
Further pictorial shallowness
The cranes are migrating to China and Michael Jennings will be talking about China
Engadgetry
Lots of links
Billion Monkeys photo spaceship launch!
Voluntary World 3: Transport Blog illustrates the Muggins principle
Bridge over bright water
City Cat runs on air
Sunset with bike
Free trade explains the success of the Swedish Model
Assorted London quota photos
Toy train to Darjeeling
It’s Friday again
Zong
Just making conversation
Halo over Oxford Circus
London tricyclists are getting strong
Amazing map of amazing new Moscow bridge
A spring in their step
New Moscow road bridge
Dirty vapour trail over London
Robot car park in New York
Very very low cost kitten in space
World War One talk at Christian Michel’s
I am about to become a published photographer
The Dyson DC14
Billion Monkeys and people waving blue things!
No more photos for a bit after these ones
Happy day after Christmas Day
Big ships
By the rivers and canals of East London with Goddaughter One
Billion Monkeys photograph things!
Pictures of and from Albert Bridge
Geek girl I like your thinkings - are nice - I want have sex with it
Airship over the Wheel
Two sunset photos
Antoine Clarke and I don’t talk about elections
Grassy car with blog
A very small A380
Tourists on the move
Sssssssss!!!! White man!  Take my photo!!
Cute Brazilian car
A little transport history
Car attack – the plot thickens
Patrick Crozier talks with me about Japan
Patrick and Brian mp3 about libertarianism and spreading libertarianism
Bartók outside South Kensington tube
Happy trails
I also miss Transport Blog
A car called Jesus
Presumably the noise is not a problem
Chrysler 300C with bling
Non-zero tolerance at Clapham Junction
The Hungerford footbridges
The Falkirk Wheel
Watching them watching me
Another Billion Monkey and some Celluloid Gorillas in Victoria Street
Coming soon
Capitalism sermons and Bentley wings
Tube photos
A kink in the Range Rover grill
Bugatti Veyron
Nice view
Comedy tonight and another car headlight today
Looking at the cars
Inflight entertainment and information
Two Ambassadors and a blurry cyclist
Picture of a star riding in a stretch limo
So that’s this done
Rolls Royces
Some art to be linked to from elsewhere
Look what I saw from the airplane