New Blogsite

As this project draws to an end, so also will this blogsite. I am pleased that I have this comprehensive documentary of my journey over the past 10-months. But fear not, I have started another blog to document what happens from here at:

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Joseph Wright Centre, Derby

Derby at night

1960's trolley buses with full commentary!

Pride Park

Today I went to Pride Park to see Derby play Fulham. Result: 2-2. Unfortunately for Derby this means that they are now relegated from the Premiership. They actually deserved to win today - and had quite a few chances. I couldn't believe how quiet the Derby supporters were - but they have had a rough ride.

Big thanks to Mike, Carol and Nathan for the free ticket.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Back to work

My new stretchers have just arrived. OMG I need to work fast. May need to burn the candle at both ends for a while.

Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Mighty cold, but I've missed the snow...

Southsea, Portsmouth Saturday 22nd March

Monday, March 17, 2008

Berlin friends

Organiser and tour guide the marvelous Denis O'Connor and Edith:

The lovely Johanna and Paul with hotdog:

Me and my shadow:

More of Berlin...

Potsdamer Platz (the new centre of Berlin):

Neue Nationalgalerie (famous building designed by Mies van der Rohe):


Interior of DZ Bank:

Hamburgerbanhof Gallery:

Kaiser-Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche:

Jewish Memorial:

Jewish Museum:

Trip to Berlin

Just got back from a week's long stay in Berlin with the University and only just recovering from early mornings and very very late nights! This trip was fantastic and very inspiring thanks to the lovely Denis O'Connor working out a jam packed itinerary.

Fernsehturm Tower, Alexander Platz:

View from the rotating restaurant. It takes 30 minutes, I won the bet which paid for my lunch.

Sections of the Berlin Wall:

Berlinische Galerie:

The Brandenburg Gate from the East side:

US Army Checkpoint Charlie:

More Berlin images to follow soon.

My neighbourhood

The days are gradually getting longer:

Since I arrived my local Post Office has closed down (now a bit burnt out as well):

Sunday, March 16, 2008

My first impression of Derby

I arrived at this Hotel the on the evening before my interview last April. The Heritage Hotel formerly the Pennine:

Duckworth Square (again)

The former site of Duckworth Square Shopping Centre:

Duckworth Square 1991:

Photograph copyright Mike Smith 1991 -

Wednesday, March 5, 2008