Social distancing queue – Lahti, Finland – 27 June 2020

2020s, Finland, Lahti, Photography, Travel

The penultimate day of the road trip around southern Finland. First visit to Lahti and impressed by the vivality of the city. The weather is hot, maybe too hot. But summer is so brief up north that its imperative to take full advantage.

Football is back! – Helsinki, Finland – 17 June 2020

2020s, Finland, Football, Helsinki, Photography, Sport, Thought Provoking

Enjoying watching Villa again having a beer in a bar. Life is almost back to normal.

Back to life, back to reality – Helsinki, Finland – 05 June 2020

2020s, Finland, Helsinki, Photography, Travel

Back to life, back to reality – Helsinki, Finland – 05 June 2020
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The Thirsty Dog – Prague 1993

1990s, Czech Republic, Photography, Prague

Just heard a podcast about Prague in the early 1990’s. So many memories of the city and the atmosphere at that time. The Czech Republic had just split from Czechoslovakia and I had the feeling that it was going to be an interesting time and wanted to be a part of it.

Here is a photo I took in the Thirsty Dog in May 1993. It was coming up to the end of term working with London School in Belgicka and about to take off to summer camp. In the photo is an Irish guy called Kieran O’Sullivan, a Scottish guy called Davy, two Norwegian guys and I think the guy on the far left was German. After drinking there, we headed to Repre Club downstairs for a long night until 6am when it would close and we could get the metro home. The song I remember that was always played was “Loser” by Beck.


And no, I didn’t meet Nick Cave.