A quick update to go someway to explain the lack of new posts lately.
Firstly, there’s Porto - a wonderful city, culturally and architecturally, where I had the pleasure of spending some time lately (click on the photos above for a large slide show view. I hope these demonstrate the nuances between the traditional and intricate ceramic tiling of the city, the pockets of Parisian and Cuban influence, and the handful of modernist developments. It’s a city where the likes of Ian Simpson are banished, or at least re-educated, and it’s as pretty as can be).
Secondly, there’s big Skyliner news - a book! It’s not a book deal per se, more a book that was looking for an author, and I’m pleased to say it found me.
Thirdly, there’s life and work and all the threads that hold the two together (including two more BBC appearances this month and taking on yet another blogging assignment for Heritage Open Days).
Anyway, I’m not much of an enthusiast when it comes to detailing my personal comings and goings and much prefer to hide behind my mask that is Skyliner, so to wrap up - I decided to revive my dusty old film camera for my trip to Porto and ever since I’ve been sucked back into a deep and complex (expensive and confusing) love affair with it, as such I’m keen to get out practicing with it as much as possible which means the scheduling of some more regular features.
Skyliner will resume normal service before you know it.
All images by Skyliner.