Spark London Podcast

I’ve been going to a few of the excellent Spark London open mic true story telling nights which are held twice a month in Brixton and Hackney. The good people of Spark were kind enough to feature one of the stories I told at their Brixton event in May on their podcast. The theme of the evening was surprises and I’m the 3rd story teller in the episode (the 2nd Joe) although I recommend listening the other two cracking stories as well. Follow the link and have a listen – http://stories.co.uk/podcast/

The Man Who Named Florida – Enterprise Magazine

“Ponce De Leon is a name that crops up across the map of America, a Conquistador who originally sailed with Colombus, you can still walk or sail in the footsteps of the Spaniard who went in search of the  Fountain of Eternal Youth…” carry on reading on Enterprise Open Road.

Wild Camping – Enterprise Magazine

“There’s few better ways to get close to nature than spend a night in it. Camping out under the stars, far from civilisation with nothing but the bare essentials brings you as close as you’ll find…” to read on go to Enterprise Open Road

7 of the World’s Most Unique Bars – Enterprise Magazine

“Why go to your local when you could seek out the distant and different?” Read my latest piece on Enterprise Open Road

Plan Solo: 5 Places to Travel Alone – Enterprise Magazine

There’s a feeling I get when I’m travelling. A buzz. A rush. An overwhelming sense of excitement. It’ll come up from the depth of my being and beam from my face in an unstoppable smile. I could be staggering down a mountain in the Himalayas, perched on a rock looking for dolphins in the Mekong River or cruising along a desert highway in Rajasthan. But I’m always alone, far from home and in a strange new place.

Read more on Enterprise Open Road

Top 10: Sights In South America – Enterprise Magazine

South America is a destination like no other.

A vast continent of wonders from the unspoiled colonial architecture and spectacular pre-Colombian ruins to rainforests, deserts and the longest mountain range in the world.

Read more and see my top 10 list on Enterprise Open Road

35mm Photo Blog – London

Take a stroll through central London and it’s hard not to be struck by the layers of history that straddle the banks of the Thames. From Christopher Wren’s masterpiece at St.Paul’s Cathedral to the neo-futurist monolith of Renzo Piano’s The Shard, history and modernity sit side by side along a river that’s breathed life into the city for thousands of years.

Twenty-first century Londoners bustle through the iconic beheamoth of a city as a constant stream of tourists and visitors criss-cross the river on bridges old and new.

Taken with a Canon AE-1 with 35mm film.

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The Millennium Footbridge & St. Paul’s Cathedral

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Southwark Cathedral

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An street performer entertains a crowd of shoppers and tourists at Covent Garden

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The Thames stretching off towards Westminster

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Temple Station

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Across the Thames to the Tate Modern

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Blackfriars Rail Bridge and the remains of the previous bridge alongside

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Somerset House

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Sturgeon fish sculpture on the base of the old street lamps on the Victoria Embankment dating back to 1870

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Victoria Embankment

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St. Pauls seen from White Lion Hill