Category Archives: historic

California Dreaming Just Became Reality: Do You Know The Way To San Jose? (1)

During my time in California, San Jose & Santa Clara were my base. To say I was in a little corner of Paradise in my hotel may have been an overstatement, but it was wonderful to wake up & retire … Continue reading

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California Dreaming Just Became Reality: Let’s All Go To San Francisco

  Fisherman’s Wharf is a hive of activity; a lot of it tourist.  Street shows include musicians, clowns & artists. Every now & then you can capture a glimpse of daily life, ‘sans’ tourist. A van makes deliveries to a … Continue reading

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California Dreaming Just Became Reality: A Street Car Named Desire

There are certain ‘must see’ attractions when visiting San Francisco.  One of these is the historic & iconic cable cars. However, the city also has a legacy of other rail cars including the F-cars, an original version shown here in  … Continue reading

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California Dreaming Becomes A Reality: A Tale of Two Bridges

Last week I had the privilege of visiting California for a short stay. I should have been attending a conference but this was rescheduled at late notice, so I decided to travel anyway & see a few sights. This was … Continue reading

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History In The Sun

  These photos were taken last night just before I played a gig in the historic Guildhall. Here, Leicester Cathedral, burial place for King Richard III, glows in the evening sun.     Makes you wonder what history these walls … Continue reading

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Lady Isabella & Friends

Taken from the Snaefell Mountain Railway, Lady Isabella, the Laxey Wheel, nestles into the hillside. Take care until next time …

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The Train Now Standing At Platform 2

Antique memories in the 21st Century: Gas light; GWR Manor Class loco; GCR  station bench together at Rothley Great Central Railway station today, all under an afternoon Winter sun. Take care until next time …

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