A Bit Of The Past

London, 1962 Photograph by Jack Cuthbert
London, 1962
Photograph by Jack Cuthbert

If you’ve checked my blog lately, you know I’ve been scanning slides that belonged to my great-uncle Jack Cuthbert. Jack was in the Royal Canadian Air Force and did quite a bit of traveling. Luckily he had his camera with him for a lot of it. In 1962 he went to England and took photographs of London and other areas, including Cornwall.

This is one of them, taken on the banks of the Thames River, showing Elizabeth Tower – home to the Big Ben bell – and the Houses of Parliament.

Of course, as it was on Kodachrome, the original was shot in colour, but I thought I would take a whack at it and see what it looked like in black and white, as the day he shot it on was a grey and dreary one.

More will be posted eventually to my Flickr page, but I thought it would be nice to throw this one up here in the meantime.

Coming Soon!

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Second episode in the process of being written! Coming soon! Hoping to record this week, if I finish the script that is.

30 Minutes of Music: Episode 13

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30 Minutes of Music – Episode 13
July 14, 2013
256kbps
*Sounds best with over-the-ear headphones*

*NEW* — A VERSION FOR EARBUDS!

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Track List 
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0:00 – Jagwar Ma – Come Save Me (Howlin)
5:47 – Paul and Linda McCartney – Back Seat Of My Car (RAM)
10:13 – Ray Charles – Drown In My Own Tears (“Ray Charles” – retitled “Hallelujah I Love Her So!”)
13:30 – Funkadelic – I’ll Bet You [Single Version] (Funkadelic)
17:55 – James Brown – I’ll Go Crazy (Think!)
20:00 – Mona & Maria – My Sun (My Sun)
24:45 – Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood – Some Velvet Morning (Movin’ With Nancy)

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Visualizing Construction in London

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Chances are, if you drive, you’ve driven down a street only to come dead end at a “ROAD CLOSED” sign. It happens! And in the summer, especially in London, it’s roadworkpalooza out there. It seems everywhere is under construction. Well, I put together a Google Maps of all the spots in the city where road work is taking place! And it’s colour coded!

Take a look!

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