Blast from the Past: WWII in photographs

As I roam the internet daily for interesting World War II-related histories I come across a lot of photos. Usually, I save them, but I never really do anything with them. After reading Susan Sontag's Regarding the Pain of Others last week, an essay on war photography, I thought it would be interesting to pick out fifteen... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: Suomenlinna

Given that there's only one month the Fins can properly call 'summer', it might be a bit of a stretch to call Suomenlinna, a former military bastion just off the coast of Helsinki, a little holiday paradise. Yet there was still plenty to see when I visited there in April earlier this year, though it... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: Newcastle

While on holiday in Yorkshire last month, my friends and I decided to go up to Newcastle for the day. I didn't know much about the city, except that it was at the heart of the industrial revolution in Britain and that it's where Dire Straits singer Mark Knopfler is from. In fact, while making... Continue Reading →

Histourism: Riga

As the temperatures are finally consistently running into the high twenties Celsius here, it's funny to think that only about two months ago I was walking around in Riga in a snowstorm - granted, one that only lasted a day. We went out then, on Easter Sunday, thinking we might do some sightseeing, but ended... Continue Reading →

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