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Autumn into Winter in Yorkshire and Lincoln: Instagram XVII

The small village of Horton in Ribblesdale is the traditional beginning and end of Yorkshire’s ‘Three Peaks’ walk: a circuit of approximately 40 kilometres, with almost 1,600 metres of ascent and descent, covering the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough. This Yorkshire iteration is considered to be the first of the United Kingdom’s now various ‘Three Peaks’ walks, and wayfarers with a…

Traversing Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Instagram XVI

Another series of photographs showing the breadth of Yorkshire Sculpture Park: fifteen this time in total, from the cascade bridge to the lower lake and stepping stones, with berries, shadows, and a view back across to Bretton Hall; featuring Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hörbelt’s Basket #7; and coming to a close with Ursula von Rydinsgvard in the Underground Gallery and…

Ursula von Rydingsvard at YSP: Instagram XV

Ursula von Rydingsvard’s long and acclaimed career centres upon her monolithic sculptures in cedar, bronze, copper, and graphite, carefully wrought and highly personal works which are best viewed undulating against the grand perspective of the sky. She has also produced smaller sculptures which evoke household objects, frames, bowls, and ladles, and more than forty of her works went on display between April…

Hepworth Wakefield, Hepworth, and Kaprow: Instagram XIV

o here are fourteen photographs chiefly within the setting of the Hepworth Wakefield, the art gallery on the River Calder which opened in 2011. Named after the Wakefield-born artist Barbara Hepworth, the gallery’s permanent collection is shaped around the sculpture of Hepworth and Henry Moore, with a major exhibition currently devoted to Anthony Caro. The building was designed by David Chipperfield, its…

Yorkshire Lavender and Stuff: Instagram XIII

he following fifteen photographs come to an extended climax in the spectacular setting of Yorkshire Lavender: a sixty-acre hillside farm in the Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with views over the Vale of York, featuring lavender gardens, specialist plant shop, sculpture park, and tea room. There are pyramids and domes, trees and garden benches, daffodils and…

La Unión & La Cala: Instagram XII

If my last Instagram piece could be loosely conceptualised as visual history – depicting briefly in words and in photographs the city of Cartagena in the region of Murcia, in south-eastern Spain: its Art Nouveau architecture, tree-lined waterfront overlooking the Mediterranean, restored Roman Theatre, and medieval Castillo de la Concepcíon – this falls more into the realm of atmospheric holiday…

Cartagena, Spain: Instagram XI

Most years for many years, my family and I have holidayed at La Manga Club, in the Murcia region in south-eastern Spain. Situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Menor, which with a surface area of nearly 170 km² is described as Spain’s largest salt-water lagoon, the resort is within the Calblanque, Monte de las Cenizas y Peña del Águila National Park, a protected…

Cloughton Wyke: Instagram X

This series of seventeen photographs, taken at the beginning of last summer, incorporates a York sunset in bands of gold, pink, and blue; a Mallard duck and her ducklings; three views of the countryside from a northbound train along the East Coast Main Line between York and Newcastle; an exterior walkway emerging from the departments of physics and electronics at the University…

Springtime in England: Instagram IX

gainst a context where there is springtime in both Alaska and Paris, in the Rockies, and for Hitler, but ‘Summertime in England’, ‘Springtime in England’ seems neither here nor there. Indeed, there are various odes to Paris in the spring; while the most memorable evocation tenuously pushing together England and the springtime – at least if you did ever hear about T….