Mid-November

October – and now most of November – has been and gone and we roll on towards the end of another year. I have managed to keep up my weekly posts to Stops and Stories and my photo of the week from GBG365 posted on My Gothenburg Days’ Facebook page, but other projects have been a bit on hold. In October, while Mrs SC was gallivanting around Africa (it was work-related, but I still envy her a bit), I took the opportunity to visit England. I spent a couple of days on a nostalgic return visit to the south coast – visiting the daughter of an old family friend in Worthing and retracing my 17-year-old self around the centre of … More…

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Paris, photos and terror – a meditation

Regardless of what I had thought to write this week, recent events prompt me to publish some photos instead. My wife and I visited Paris in May and though I’ve posted a few of these pictures earlier on Facebook and Ello, I hadn’t got Stops and Stories up to speed then, so they are new here. Paris is an iconic city, with iconic buildings. It’s hardly surprising it should be a target for people who have demonstrated a hatred of icons other than their own black flag and the book they interpret at will. Paris is a city of light and colour, of freedom and dreams. Those who attacked Paris last Friday hate the light. For them, colour is an … More…