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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I went by Eurostar from London to Lyon in November, full of plans to take photos of the journey - until I realised my camera's battery was empty.

So instead, I took out a notebook and got drawing the sights and landmarks the train passed - here they are as one animation.

Once I got to Lyon, I charged the camera and explored the sights - taking these photographs.

Lyon, buildings

Lyon, giraffes

Lyon, angel

Cork to London, from above

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I've been flying back and forwards between Cork and London for nearly 6 and a half years now. Inspired by my last post with google maps screenshots of geographical landscapes, here are a variety of aerial photographs taken on my many flights between Ireland and the UK.

Cork Harbour, aerial photograph

Southern Ireland coastline, aerial photograph

Ramsey island, aerial photograph

Severn bridge, aerial photograph

Meandering River Thames, aerial photograph

Twickenham Stadium, aerial photograph

Britain from above

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The first book I have read from my New Year reading list is Never Eat Shredded Wheat, which is all about the geography of the UK.

As the author described various features, like oxbow lakes, moraines, cliffs and so on, I looked them up on Google Maps (because aerial photography is great).

So here are some screenshots of fantastic British landscapes from Google Maps - I didn't keep a record of where these all are, but if you want to guess, leave a comment.

2012: Read of the Year

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

My big New Year Ambition this year is to read - specifically, read the long list of books below.

I've been keeping this list for years, and never really making headway into reading the books. I tend to get distracted by books in shops, libraries and end up reading them instead (in itself, no bad thing).

But this year, I'm reserving 2012 to read these books - and hopefully finding most of them in libraries too.