Walking in Bath: Just peace

‘Busy doing nothing’ but actually doing rather a lot. My partner Sarah Horton takes us to a Lido in Stroud and to pretty well everywhere in Bath – with added opinions. Take it away Sarah! ✹ My ‘weekend in Bath’ actually begins in nearby Stroud. I am visiting my dear friend Gemma here, and she has […]

Street Market Garden

A good, warm Street Market in Granby today. Full of friends and conversations. So I didn’t take as many photographs as I usually would, too busy talking! Anyway, here they are – minus donkey rides, as they’d already finished for the day before I ambled round with my camera. Assemble were promoting some week long […]

Liverpool Urban Renaissance

A reflection on where we are – and how it all feels at the moment, particularly in Granby. A few weeks ago I wrote emotionally on here about the how tos and joys and frustrations of urban renaissance. Of being involved in bringing new life back to places long condemned to death by the vicissitudes of […]

Donkeys in Granby

Well you don’t often get a chance to use that for a headline, do you? And there will be lots more donkey pictures later. But having talked about the whys, wherefores, history and purpose of the Granby 4 Streets Market yesterday, today’s post is a picture special with few words. Just loads of pictures of […]

Considering the Street Market

It’s late September 2010 and I’m out walking the streets ‘Inspecting Liverpool.’ A task I’d long undertaken even then, well before this blog. That I’d walk around my wider neighbourhood, let’s call it ‘Liverpool’ and check on how it was doing. What was new, what looked like it was being messed up, what looked good […]

Living for the City: A tale of two markets

Saturday dawns. I put on my wet weather gear, get my camera and leave the house. I know where I’m going first, but after that, who knows? I’m living for the city, rejoicing in my place. And, as ever, I’m about to walk through its history and think about its future. Let’s go. I haven’t […]