1. Positioning a space invader in Paris. A page from “Free Activation Series Vol.3: Visual Virus” published by the Art and Revolution Organisation. The space invader people have also been to Manchester (among many other destinations)

    Positioning a space invader in Paris. A page from “Free Activation Series Vol.3: Visual Virus” published by the Art and Revolution Organisation. The space invader people have also been to Manchester (among many other destinations)

  2. Two faces from the intriguing and alphabetically and grammatically minimalist “Double Face" by Gianpaolo Pagni.

  3. The Information of Francis Glossop of Compton Street Soho Spermaceti Refiner Abrahm Wavell of Wentworth Street Spitalfields Tallow Chandler and Henry Soames of Catealon Street London Tallow Chandler Taken the 16th day of January 1784

    Who being on their Oaths say and First the said Frances Glossop for himself saith That the Cake of Spermaoceti now produced is the property of him this [..] Informant and was Stolen from out of his Shop in Compton Street aforesaid between Friday and Tuesday last

    This Informants Abraham Wavell for himself saith that he Agreed to purchase the said Cake of Spermaoceti of the person now present who says his name is James Scott and to give him one Shilling and Ten pence per pound for the same, That he saw the said Cake in the prisoners Shop in Whitegate Street Bishopgate on Tuesday last and on Wednesday it was brought to this Informants Shop in Wentworth Street aforesaid by the Prisoner and there leftit That on the Evening of the same day he sent the said Spermaoceti to [..] The House of Mr. Henry [..] Soames in Cateaton Street StreetLondon in Expectation of who had agreed to his purchaseing of this Informant

    And this Informant Henry Soames for himself saith that the
    said Cake of Spermaoceti was brought to his Houseas aforesaid on Wednesday Evening last as afore said for the purpose aforesaid That but,on Enquiry hearing that the said Francis Glossop hadLost a Cake of Spermaoceti he sent to him who came to this Informants House and owned the same

    Sworn before us the day
    and year first above written}

    John Staples
    Saml Hawkins .

    Francis Glssop
    Abraham Wavell
    Henry Soames

    Mx Jan

    An extract from Londonlives site - Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis. Henry Soames is documented in Wikipedia (so he must be famous).

  4. The Stupefying Smart City" presented by Richard Sennet at the Urban Age Electric City Conference.

  5. "Please Take". This one is a real mystery with quite a few options. The handwritten sign could have blown from somewhere else, the ‘stuff’ being given away was so good that they are now all taken, this is intended be read literally and is still waiting for someone to take up the option or someone has written this just to muck with my head.

    "Please Take". This one is a real mystery with quite a few options. The handwritten sign could have blown from somewhere else, the ‘stuff’ being given away was so good that they are now all taken, this is intended be read literally and is still waiting for someone to take up the option or someone has written this just to muck with my head.

    Camera: Samsung GT-N7000
    Aperture: f/2.65
    Exposure: 1/33th
    Focal Length: 3mm
  6. Desparate times - solar panels on the side of the house. What the photo does not convey is the proximity of the neighbouring house. This is not a wall with an interrupt south face it is a suburban semi-detached in the middle of Chorlton.

    Desparate times - solar panels on the side of the house. What the photo does not convey is the proximity of the neighbouring house. This is not a wall with an interrupt south face it is a suburban semi-detached in the middle of Chorlton.

    Camera: Samsung GT-N7000
    Aperture: f/2.65
    Exposure: 1/50th
    Focal Length: 3mm
  7. Some images of Knutsford and the rather eclectic mix of architecture from the medieval to modern. The early 20th Century Gaskell Memorial Tower, the weaving sidestreets away from the main street, a quick history lesson about the Kings and Queens of England, the Ruskin Rooms - a combination of reading rooms and fire station and the non-conformist Brook St Chapel, the location of Elizabeth Gaskell’s grave.

  8. Sheep no.7. This may be some strange ruminant based twist on The Prisoner or alternatively the farmer has taken literal twist to solving their sleeping problems.

    Sheep no.7. This may be some strange ruminant based twist on The Prisoner or alternatively the farmer has taken literal twist to solving their sleeping problems.

    Camera: Samsung GT-N7000
    Aperture: f/2.65
    Exposure: 1/242th
    Focal Length: 3mm
  9. Planet Ashley… somewhere in darkest Cheshire. Weirdly this was the sky at about 3pm and the slightly brighter circle is what I believe in more southerly climates is described as a sun. 

    Planet Ashley… somewhere in darkest Cheshire. Weirdly this was the sky at about 3pm and the slightly brighter circle is what I believe in more southerly climates is described as a sun. 

    Camera: Samsung SM-N9005
    Focal Length: 4mm
  10. "Oh deer" - you leave the boundaries of Greater Manchester and immediately spot wildlife (but not before they spot you). 

    "Oh deer" - you leave the boundaries of Greater Manchester and immediately spot wildlife (but not before they spot you). 

    Camera: Samsung SM-N9005
    Aperture: f/2.2
    Exposure: 1/236th
    Focal Length: 4mm

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