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About petecoles

Writer, Editor, Translator, Photographer, Sessional lecturer Principal Researcher at Morus Londinium

Swifts are back

I saw three swifts screeching overhead in our street this morning.  Just about the same day as for the past few years. Amazing really.

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Stalking the Hardy Ash

I will be leading a photography walk as part of London Tree Week on 29 May, to see the extraordinary Hardy Ash in St Pancras Old Church yard. 150 years ago, the novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was working as an architect’s technician, supervising … Continue reading

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Going, going gone

The gradual death of a beech tree in West Heath woods, near to where I live, taken over a span of about 20 years. The trunks were each felled by storms and high winds.

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Movement by The Association of Urban Photographers

Originally posted on Streetsigns:
The modern city is a space of movement, flux and flow. Everything changes; sometimes instantly before our eyes, and sometimes almost imperceptibly over time. This year Urban Photographers present Movement, their inaugural exhibition. Association members were…

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Movement by The Association of Urban Photographers

Movement by The Association of Urban Photographers.

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Sweet Chestnut

My first sight and taste of sweet chestnuts was in a hot bag handed over by a street seller in London. I was with my parents, probably visiting my Auntie Jess in Clapham Common. The skin, slightly split by the heat, needed to … Continue reading

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International Urban Photography Summer School

First day of teaching /tutorial work for me on this year’s International Photography Summer School. Thoroughly enjoying the students and colleagues again.

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