Woke up Sunday with the weather looking good. Well, according to my iPhone. So, from this we decided to take Barbra on a trip to Herne Bay. We walked from Herne Bay to Whistable and back, via a pub roast. We worked out that we had walked over 10 miles. Crikey. Herne Bay has a weird 70s relic of a pier. Reminded me of a packet of silver Lambert and Butler cigarettes, can you still buy them?
One more thing. Can you spot Nick Cotton and Bob Hope in the mural?
Spent a long weekend in Switzerland. The first part involved helping out with a spot of baby sitting in the town of Winterthur. The parents were attending lectures by Master Jeffrey C. Yuen. He’s very big in Chinese Medicine circles.
This was followed by a day spent in Zurich. Having never been to Switzerland and Zurich before I followed my instincts and just wondered about the place. Luckily for me, my instincts are in good working order and we managed to stumble across some great sights; bars included. There’s also a bit of a kooky Euro 70s thing going on in Zurich. What with that and knowledgeable dude abiding bar staff, I kind of felt like I was in my very own Big Lebowksi film.
Check out the Alexander hotel, Sigmare Polke’s amazing stained glass windows at the Grossmünster Cathedrals and pay a visit to the Zuri Bar.
After a week in incubation, the banana method didn't seem to be working very well. I had a few turn red but over all, I think I may have had to many tomatoes trying to compete for the banana's attention. However, I've been informed that one can make a green tomato chutney. All is not lost my little green friends.
Taking advantage of the freaky weather, I decided to take Barbara for a spin to the beach. This time it was a trip to Leigh-On-Sea. 99 Flakes were eaten and I felt mildly sun burnt by the time I got home. For the 10th of October in England, that's pretty weird...
The mural was part of the local BTEC first Diploma in Design students handy work. I did that course elsewhere when I was 16. I shot my first roll of B/W film there, followed by the whole darkroom process. Looking at my bank balance these days, maybe I should have chosen a career in accounting. If I can find any photo projects of that period, then I'll upload them.