Twilight on the Thames

Twilight on the Thames

  I have long been a Joseph Conrad fan – Heart of Darkness, Typhoon and Lord Jim being old favourites. I especially love the opening in the Heart of Darkness. It’s day’s end, not on the Congo but along the Thames,  with  Marlow and four other men...
Eastbourne Pier, Dusk

Eastbourne Pier, Dusk

  Eastbourne Pier is my favourite of the old English seaside piers, and one of the prettiest, I think, with its decorative lace, fairy lights and ornamental fretwork. Built at a cost of about £15,000 by the renowned naval architect Eugenius Birch, the greatest of the...