Prison life

Between the closure of the Young Offenders Institution at Reading Prison and the opening of the ArtAngel exhibition, nothing was changed in the building.  To the extend that graffiti and bits of blu-tac and posters on the cell walls remained

Prison life

Between the closure of the Young Offenders Institution at Reading Prison and the opening of the ArtAngel exhibition, nothing was changed in the building.  To the extend that graffiti and bits of blu-tac and posters on the cell walls remained

Empty cells

When I was in Philadelphia I visited the Eastern State Penitentiary.  The prison in Reading (Berkshire) was built around similar times by Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott.  When opened in 1844, it was conceived as a model prison, constructed with

Empty cells

When I was in Philadelphia I visited the Eastern State Penitentiary.  The prison in Reading (Berkshire) was built around similar times by Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott.  When opened in 1844, it was conceived as a model prison, constructed with

Falling in Flanders

Over the long weekend at the end of May, I travelled to Belgium for another skydiving training camp, this time with my Canopy Formation team.  This is a small section of the overall sport and we were very pleased that

Falling in Flanders

Over the long weekend at the end of May, I travelled to Belgium for another skydiving training camp, this time with my Canopy Formation team.  This is a small section of the overall sport and we were very pleased that

The calm Atlantic

We usually think of the south coast of Europe being on the Mediterranean, however I think the formal start of that sea isn’t until inside the Straits of Gibraltar.  That means that the south cost of Portugal is technically along

The calm Atlantic

We usually think of the south coast of Europe being on the Mediterranean, however I think the formal start of that sea isn’t until inside the Straits of Gibraltar.  That means that the south cost of Portugal is technically along

Flowers on the way to the beach

As I mentioned last week, Alvor has a lovely beach which we could see in the distance when skydiving.  We couldn’t spend a week there without taking a walk to the sea. There are quite steep cliffs between the part

Flowers on the way to the beach

As I mentioned last week, Alvor has a lovely beach which we could see in the distance when skydiving.  We couldn’t spend a week there without taking a walk to the sea. There are quite steep cliffs between the part

Along the coast a bit

A little to the West of Faro is the town of Alvor.  It is a great holiday destination, with things to do so suit many interests.  The reason I travelled to Alvor was to do some skydiving at one of

Along the coast a bit

A little to the West of Faro is the town of Alvor.  It is a great holiday destination, with things to do so suit many interests.  The reason I travelled to Alvor was to do some skydiving at one of

Through the archway

Having passed through the archway in last week’s post, I walked up this little lane. I really like the way the pavements are paved with irregular, squarish stones, which I subsequently found in quite a few other places in the

Through the archway

Having passed through the archway in last week’s post, I walked up this little lane. I really like the way the pavements are paved with irregular, squarish stones, which I subsequently found in quite a few other places in the