Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Tunnel

The Tunnel is in Leake Street, Waterloo. The sign says it all, well it would do if someone hadn't spryed graffiti over it.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Richard Serra at the Alan Cristea Gallery

Really interesting exhibition at the Alan Cristea Gallery in Cork Street. Richard Serra 'Trajectory'. Well worth seeing.

Sunday, 15 September 2013


Mods in Lower Marsh, South London. This is the generation that wanted to “die before I get old” but none seem to be in the first flush of youth.  Still, Mod is more a state of mind than what you wear or ride.

For a greater explanation of Mod culture I can wholeheartedly endorse the excellent “Mod, A Very British Style”, written by Richard Weight. If 473 pages of the good professor’s work are too weighty a tome then I suggest clicking here or here for an instant explanation.

 No rockers.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013


skedaddle \ski-DAD-l\, verb:
1. to run away hurriedly; flee.
1. a hasty flight.
"We don't have time to waste today, Eddie," she told him abruptly. "Now get your coffee and skedaddle."
-- Katherine Hall Page, The Body in the Bouillon, 1992
They just used to skedaddle off to work — I've seen hundreds of 'em, bit of breakfast in hand, running wild and shining to catch their little season-ticket train, for fear they'd get dismissed if they didn't; working at businesses they were afraid to take the trouble to understand...
-- H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, 1898
Skedaddle is an Americanism that arose in the 1860s. It may be related to the Scottish dialect word of the same spelling meaning "to spill, scatter."