Welcome to Breakfast in America

My photo journal is an eclectic mix of things; there’s no guiding theme or topic. It is whatever happens to catch my attention, what I’ve been thinking, doing, and whatever my current obsessions are. At the moment, they are clearing some of the backlog on my ‘honey-do’ list, backpacking, hammock camping, and, I’m always, taking pictures.

Recent posts

  • Canal Walk, Portsmouth UK

    Canal Walk, Portsmouth UK.

    Originally part of the route of the Portsmouth and Arundel Canal, the railway line was built in the canal bed. The canal ran clear across Portsmouth linking Langstone harbour — and the Chichester Canal — to the dockyard.

    To me, this picture has a forties/fifties feel – ignoring the modern lamp posts, road markings, and skyline that is. Most likely this is down to the very slight red/blue tint I gave the picture during processing.

  • Across The Tracks

    Across The Tracks. Copyright © 2008 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

    New buildings (offices and housing) opposite Sydenham Terrace. This picture was taken from the bridge in Holbrook Road looking East towards Fratton Bridge, Portsmouth UK.

  • Friday Night Wine and Curry

    Friday Night Curry – chicken jalfrezi by the looks of it. Copyright © 2008 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

    That’s a chicken Jalfrezi by the look of it. I’d found a very nice take-out curry place nearby in Fawcett Road. Hindsight tells me that this was going to be a good weekend for photographs, even if it did start off a bit lack-luster.

    On the coffee table are a couple of photography mags and the obligatory pile of National Geographic and New Scientist magazines, both of which we’re still having delivered over ten years later. The book was a Christmas present from Jim & Carol – 1,000 places to visit in the US. I still have the CDs (on the floor in the background) and my Kef speakers too.

    Ooh! I just realized I was wearing that jumper only yesterday (November 18, 2019).

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  • Stairwell – Oceanographic Institute

    Stairwell – Oceanographic Institute. Copyright © 2008 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

    Great use of glass blocks for privacy and lighting in a stairwell.

  • Decree nisei

    Today the decree nisei was issued. I didn’t receive a copy until the 12th. I’m the petitioner in the divorce.

    On the 3rd January 2008

    The Judge held that the respondent has behaved in such a way that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the respondent,

    that the marriage {details removed}

    between {Gary} the Petitioner

    and {Elaine} the Respondent

    has broken down irretrievably and decreed that the said marriage be dissolved unless sufficient cause be shown to the Court within six weeks from the making of this decree why such decree should not be made absolute

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