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AN IMAGE OF SOUND

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SIT BACK AND RELAX ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON

For the last 6 months I’ve been working on a project in conjunction with a producer on BBC Radio 4 and on this Saturday afternoon the programme will be broadcast at 3.45pm.  I have travelled extensively around the UK and then in Australia in December and during these travels I have dedicated time to working on a series of images as I explored the subject of sound in still imagery.  It’s taken me on a new creative journey as well as a physical one and one which has provided me with new skills and thought patterns which I can bring into my commissioned and personal work.

If you miss it then it is repeated on the 13th at 1.45pm and it will be available on BBC iplayer after the initial broadcast.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02jfbxt/p02jbxny


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Budapest

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A short train ride from Bratislava (and on the same river) lies Budapest in Hungary. A fantastic city although a lot bigger than we imagined. The Central Market Hall – the largest and oldest in Budapest – provided a good escape from the rain on the afternoon we arrived with stalls piled high with the infamous red paprika, dried chillies and cured meats. A mad dash from the market and we arrived at Szimpla Kert in the Jewish quarter of the city – apparently the third best bar in the world. A walk over the river Danube takes you to Buda, where a (steep) walk up the hill takes you to the Liberty Statue for fantastic views over the city, and eventually onto the Royal Palace. From there its down to the old town (all four streets of it) and the pretty spectacular Matthias Church. With views of the Parliament…

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Bratislava

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Not on the usual European trail, but we decided we would give the Slovakian capital a visit. Arriving at midday on a train from Prague allowed us to have a good afternoon wandering the old town. A quiet place with tonnes of bars and restaraunts to visit (there is also a pretty good castle up on the hill). The old streets are interesting, with derelict buildings and hidden doors dotted all over the place. Once the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary it has been home to many political and historical figures – the Bratislava City Museum does a good job of explaining it all. A walk up to the castle is worth it for great views across the city and the river Danube, although there isn’t much to see inside the castle itself. The steep walk up one of the towers is probably the highlight of the trip, which…

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Prague

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An overnight train took us from Krakow to Prague – much better than the Asian sleeper trains, by the way. Arriving in Prague at 6:40am, we sheltered in a McDonalds (full of very shady characters at that time in the morning) until it was light enough to read the map. Prague is a great city to walk around – although always busy – with narrow cobbled streets and grand squares bordered with a mix-match of buildings. You can always find a good bar in Prague too, so it was dark Kozel all round. A trip on the funicular railway up Petrin Hill is worth the trip for good views and the chance to climb the Petrin Observation Tower (it’s meant to wobble, apparently). From there a walk around to the Prague Castle and surrounding buildings takes fifteen minutes. Next stop Bratislava, Slovakia.

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The Temples Of Ankgor

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Although it’s our last stop in SE Asia, we’ve saved the best till last (we think). A bus ride – which was terrible – brought us from Battambang to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor Wat. An all day Tuk-Tuk took us on a circular route around the temple complex (which is a lot bigger than first imagined)! Courtesy of UNESCO, the whole complex stretches over some 400 km2 – including forested area – and contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. First on the list was Angkor Thom, including the famous Bayon Temple – look for the faces – where a two hour walk would navigate through a maze of different temples and structures. After stopping en route at various other quieter and smaller temples, we came to Ta Prohm – it is here where Lara Croft…

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