Archive for April, 2009

Hellingly Lunatic Asylum

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Several of the folks from POTN and I were up early on Sunday to head out to the Hellingly Lunatic Asylum for a day of photography.

It was tricky to get into the spooky mood as there were about a dozen of us, it was the middle of the day and we had a security guard with us for most of it to make sure we didn’t go where we weren’t supposed too.  We tried are best, so here are a few of the shots and the rest are in the gallery.

G20 Arrests

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

I choose to work from home today with the intention of avoiding all of the riots protests going on in the City of London.  Little did I know that the protests would be brought to me.

Around 11 I heard a fair bit of commotion behind my flat so I had a quick look outside to see a few police vehicles in addition to what looked like an armored personnel carrier.  My first assumption was that the police were organizing and getting ready to move into the city.

It turns out, the armored vehicle belonged to a group known as the Space Hijackers (a name I didn’t get until I read their intro page).  The police had pulled them behind my humble little flat to question them, inspect their vehicle, and in the end, arrest them all for impersonating police officers (or simply possessing police gear, I’m not clear on which).

Obviously, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a few shots from my high vantage point and then a few more from street level.