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Happy Birthday Robert Burns

Robert Burns would have been 254 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. This was taken last summer during the Olympic Games in London. The red flower? I'm not absolutely sure, but I think it was the work of this Brazilian art project, Rio Occupation London, who were quite busy in the British capital during the Games with caipirinha-charged…
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Tired? Or bored? Street Stills with a GoPro (Pic du Jour)

So which is it? Sleepy? Or just bored with handing out leaflets for a London theatre? This was taken near Leicester Square on a rare afternoon off while I was in London covering the Olympics in August. I thought I’d experiment a bit with how my GoPro Hero2 could be used for some simple street photography stills. It wasn’t so much that I wanted the…
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2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony – London Notebook III

If globalization had left you wondering what Great Britain's primary export has been over the past 50 years, the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics provided a high energy reminder. A few scattered notes from the what was certainly the best of the three Olympic Games finales I've seen: Besides the brief speeches by IOC boss Jacques Rogge…
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Postcard from London

I arrived in London early this morning for my third working Olympics. Here's a quick snap of this evening's full moon over Tower Bridge. I'll try to time it better tomorrow night, if I have the time. I already know that I won't have much time, if any, to blog from here but will try to make a point of posting some photos. Enjoy!
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Photos by the Medium, William Hope

From the British National Media Museum's flickr stream set, The Spirit Photographs of William Hope, a British medium of the 1920s who despite being exposed as a fraud, still had his supporters, among them Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. These photographs of 'spirits' are taken from an album of photographs unearthed in a Lancashire second-hand and…
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