Roads to Nowhere

Roads to nowhere – through the late nineties into the 21st century the ‘holiday home’ market in Cyprus was booming! Whole estates planned, roads and infrastructure installed, ready for the overseas buyers wanting their slice of sun away from home. Then the 2008 global financial crisis was followed by the collapse of the Greek economyContinue reading “Roads to Nowhere”

R&R

Spending time away with the family this week with a return to Cyprus. Never too far from the camera though and always wanting to capture what I see around me. During today’s trip to Polis Beach I immediately clocked the remnants of a concrete machine gun bunker listing into the sea. More likely a leftContinue reading “R&R”

Portland Castle

Portland Castle was part of King Henry VIIIs plan for defending England from French invasion.  The move was away from the classical huge scale castles and towards strings of defendable positions which were strategically placed to create crossfires and killing fields.  The castle at Portland was built during the mid-1500’s to create a crossfire withContinue reading “Portland Castle”

In search of the past

I don’t regularly share personal stuff through this channel but I’d like to this time. I’ve spent the last couple of days on a bit of a family hunt on Portland where we’ve found the grave of Alice Caroline Otter and Hiram Otter. Hiram was a well known local character from the later 1800’s andContinue reading “In search of the past”

Secret Dockyard

Secret Dockyard was a photographic project during 2011 to 2012 documenting the conservation areas of Boathouse No4 in the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth.  A historical structure in its own right, Boathouse No4 was a key part in preparations for D-Day and other aspects of World War Two. The aim of the project was to show theseContinue reading “Secret Dockyard”