Sunday, 20 January 2019

Urban Spacemen

Urban Spacemen


In Lestah, no-one can hear you scream.


Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Shieldbugs

Shieldbugs


Sony ILCE-7RM2
Canon MP-E 65mm F2.8 G SSM
f11 1/200 ISO 100

Sunday, 13 January 2019

The Lions of Leicester

The Lions of Leicester


On 29 October 1878, Leicester Town Council gratefully accepted on behalf of the Borough the offer from Israel Hart, a former Mayor of Leicester, of "a handsome ornamental fountain to be placed in the centre of the land fronting the Town Hall Buildings". The fountain, together with the layout of Town Hall Square, was designed by Francis Hames, the architect of the Town Hall, and the fountain was unveiled by Sir Israel Hart on 24 September 1879. It is constructed of bronze-painted cast iron, Shap granite and Ross of Mull granite.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Fluffy Jumper

Pseudeuophrys lanigera


Delighted to be joined in the shower by this lovely lady.

Pseudeuophrys lanigera.

Sony ILCE-7RM2
Canon MP-E 65mm F2.8 G SSM
f8 1/200 ISO 100

Fluffy Jumper

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Silver Arcade

Silver Arcade


For me, the Grade II listed Silver Arcade is the jewel in the architectural crown of Leicester.

Silver Arcade, Amos Hall, 1889.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Ribbed

White-legged Snake Millipede


White-legged Snake Millipede, Tachypodoiulus niger.

Sony ILCE-7RM2
Canon MP-E 65mm F2.8 G SSM
f9 1/200 ISO 100

Monday, 7 January 2019

Plough Monday

Plough Monday


If you're not familiar with the old English custom of Plough Monday, here's a brief synopsis. Having got used to idleness and misrule over Yuletide and not keen to begin the backbreaking task of ploughing the waterlogged fields, on the first Monday after Epiphany the ploughboys decorate the plough and parade it to every house in the village, where the conversation goes like this: Admire our magnificent plough. Thank you very much. And now, in the immortal words of Bob Geldof, "Give us your f*****g money", or we'll come back and plough up the path to your house.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Curve

Curve


At the risk of becoming a tribute band, my Pep Ventosa Street Visions version of The Clock Tower seemed to be well received, so here we go again. I give you The Curve (Rafael Viñoly, 2008).