I’ve been making more of an effort recently to carry my canon camera a bit more when I’m travelling for work trips. Whenever I don’t take it I always see something that would have made a great photo.
For one of my research projects I’ve been visiting a lot of coffee houses, cafes and tea rooms, and often they have some quite amusing signs like this one – Decaffeinated coffee: Useless. Warm Brown Water. I would tend to agree…
This was a great little coffee house in Geneva called Birdie Coffee.
I’ve been making a lot of trips to Manchester recently for a research project. It’s a city I love going back to, to see both new and familiar sights.
Pretty clear instructions from Idle Hands, a relatively new specialist coffee house close to Piccadilly train station.
The Manchester wheel against a blue sky. I went on the wheel when it was in the previous location at the other other side of the Arndale centre – but both times it was raining and so the view wasn’t that spectacular.
I was in London for work not too far from Borough market so it was the logical place for me to head at lunchtime.
For me the highlight was as I sat to eat my lunch (Egyptian inspired street food from Koshari street), Becca Lyne-Perkis, a former contestant on the Great British Bake Off started a demonstration the chef’s stage. It was a celebration of American Independence Day and she made some red, white and blue pancakes (with Strawberrys and Blueberrys) – delicious
Now we are located in the West Midlands, Birmingham is the place I like to go to if I want to get out into a city.
The city library is one of the more famous landmarks these days. I still haven’t been inside, but I will get around to it.
Back in May Coventry city centre was over taken by vehicles of every shape and size for Coventry Motofest. All over the city there were displays of different cars, and they even had races around part of the Coventry ring road.
Escaping the crowds we went for a walk behind the cathedral and came across this very tame squirrel.
I had noticed a while ago that on a lot of the bollard around the city, they are topped with an elephant, which is part of the Coventry coat of arm. It’s these details you only notice when you take time to take in the surroundings (well at least this is the case for me).