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Umeå 2014 and Jokkmokk Winter Market: Instagram VIII

meå stands alongside Riga as one of two European Capitals of Culture for 2014. Since its introduction in 1985, when Athens served as the first official European Capital of Culture, the designation has been variously awarded to one or to multiple cities each year: one city was the rule until 1999, but after nine cities were afforded the title in 2000,…

New York: A Week in Food and Photographs

ast summer, my partner and I spent a week in New York City. This was our first time visiting the city; and for me, despite having covered the breadth of Europe, my first time to the United States and to the Americas (my partner holidayed in Florida in her youth). It was also our first time using Airbnb. We rented an…

Umeå, Skellefteå, Stockholm: Photographs via Instagram VI

ided and abetted by good fortune, over the last month and a bit I’ve enjoyed what were essentially holidays in Sweden and New York. My partner and I spent a couple of weeks in Sweden at the end of June and the beginning of July: we visited family in and around Skellefteå over midsummer, which I posted about briefly mid-trip;…

Amsterdam: Photographs via Instagram V

Amsterdam: Photographs via Instagram V

The following fifteen photographs were taken in Amsterdam between April and early May. A number of them feature the water and those streets around the top of the Amstel, including Staalstraat, and a view from Groenburgwal towards Zuiderkerk – the church where Rembrandt buried three of his children; and which was painted by Monet on a visit to Amsterdam in 1874….

York, Gateshead, Newcastle: Instagram IV

York, Gateshead, Newcastle: Instagram IV

I spent the second week of April in York, visiting during the week Gateshead and Newcastle. The following sixteen photographs show Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North; the area around the Sage and the BALTIC, featuring both institutes, street art, and the Millenium and Tyne bridges; St James’ Park, where an abject Newcastle performance still threatened, for a time in…

Amsterdam: Photographs via Instagram III

Amsterdam: Photographs via Instagram III

The acutely observant follower of this site, or that individual who has, once or twice, idly happened upon it, may have noticed an emerging series in which I post here a selection of photographs taken and initially uploaded via Instagram. The first edition of this series, which took in York and Amsterdam, may be found here; the second edition, with a…

Amsterdam: Photographs via Instagram II

Amsterdam: Photographs via Instagram II

A month and a couple of days ago, I posted this piece collating some of the photographs of Amsterdam and York which I had taken up to that point, and uploaded to my account with Instagram. This is a second selection of photographs, again twelve in total, this time devoted solely to photography partaken within Amsterdam. The photographs were taken…

From York to Amsterdam via Instagram

From York to Amsterdam via Instagram

I opened and began using my Instagram account at: http://instagram.com/culturedarm/ several weeks ago. I upload frequently those photographs which I take when present in the world. Most are taken in Amsterdam, where I live; some have been and will continue to be taken elsewhere, for instance, York, where I am from and where my family lives. My Instagram account is…