My partner and I spent Christmas and New Year 2018 out walking in the local area. It was an ideal opportunity for me to test his gift to me: a new, 17mm prime lens.
Train Jam 2017
A grand, game-making adventure from Chicago, Illinois to Emeryville, California. Train Jam is an annual event which precedes the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. In this, the only year in which I’ve been able to attend, the Amtrak California Zephyr was almost cancelled or diverted due to heavy snowfall in the Sierra Nevada. As…
Though I only spent some 14 hours in Chicago ahead of Train Jam 2017, that granted me enough time to add a Ventra card to my collection. I also had cause to visit a few stations on the blue, pink and green lines.
Nytt Liv: Woking till Stockholm
When my partner and I moved from the UK to Sweden, we seized an opportunity to make our first cross-continent rail journey together — from Surrey in the UK through Belgium, northwestern Germany, Denmark and the southern parts of Sweden. We took 10 trains in 3 days, with a day’s stopover in Hamburg and a…
Underground Overground III
Back to the English capital for an exploration of rail and architecture. We began by exploring the outside and underside of Waterloo station, then took a walk with occasional train trips back and forth along the Monument-Embankment stretch of the District line.
Underground Overground II
Back to London for a second tour of its railways and occasional above-ground bits. This time around, we started out in Kensington for a protest march against The Daily Mail. Wanderlust then drew us out towards the northern parts of the City of London, Monument, and the area around the Tower of London. The DLR…
The first of a series of self-guided tours my partner I took around London in 2013, nipping in and out of the city’s various public transit offerings. On this occasion we travelled from Waterloo East to London Bridge, backtracked to Victoria, visited the newly-opened King’s Cross Square and then proceeded to tour the Square Mile…