The Abbey: At the crossroads

Continuing with what’s turned out to be a day of thinking about crossroads in Wavertree I’ve now spent an hour or so taking photographs of the one around the Picton Clock, a mile or so further out of the city than this morning’s bleak experience at Edge Hill. And we’re not dealing with bleakness at …

Bleak: At the crossroads

I’m standing at the crossroadsBelieve I’m sinking downRobert Johnson The first of a linked pair of crossroads stories. In ancient blues mythology the crossroads would be where the down on their luck likes of Robert Johnson would go to make a deal with the devil, in exchange for their souls. But though I looked for …

Breathing Spaces: Walking and Talking at Ed’s Place

Still lots of Ed’s Place things going on at the moment. General Information and bookings here. Including another of these ‘Breathing Spaces’ walks this coming Sunday 23rd. Book here. ✹ Looking back at the first of three ‘Breathing Spaces’ walks then, another coming up this Sunday. I love doing this. A two hour walk around the …

The High Street & how it’s doing

A closely observed walk along a local hight street here in Liverpool, with statistics, to see and feel how it’s doing. Our high streets are in trouble. Some blame austerity politics, others supermarkets and more still the passage of time, saying we shop differently now. What’s in less doubt than these various causes is the …

Walking Round Port Sunlight

Early in 2018 I was asked to circulate an advert from the University of Liverpool, for a PhD they’d set up involving a study of time, places and particularly Port Sunlight. Having cheerfully done this I was asked if I might consider applying for it myself?  “No” was my immediate and instinctive answer. I’d often …

In the City there’s a thousand things I want to say to you

After time alone and in silence it’s late Saturday morning and time to step out into the City. To tell you a few things and to take some photographs. Can’t remember the last time I saw the fountains here working. What’s happening anyone? Where The Beatles signed their contract with Brian Epstein and, unknown to …