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Monthly Archives: August 2020

NEWS AT A GLANCE

. A body of police specialists in New York are called the sanitary squad. They are dressed in plain clothes, and their duty is to arrest anyone found spitting on the pavement and other prohibited places, in trams, theatres, etc. — The Nelson Evening Mail, Friday, August 31 1906 . Red Carpet Cigarettes is the [...]

The One That Got Away – Dylan Seedin

The Sri Lankan destination-wedding photographer talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

A season in ‘Hell’

Review of Jonathan C Slaght’s compelling Owls of the Eastern Ice: The Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl. – For Geographical

NEWS AT A GLANCE

. The Challenger voyage report is in 48 volumes, which weigh over 400lb. — The Nelson Evening Mail, Thursday, November 22 1906 . In the Republic of Cameroon Guinness is thought to be an aphrodisiac. A search for ‘fat naked German man chasing pig’ did not match any image results. Bernard Lout was buried in [...]

The One That Got Away – Tashiya de Mel

The Sri Lankan environmental photographer and advocate talks about the greatest shot she never got… and one she did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

NEWS AT A GLANCE

. An architect named Firth was found at a Weymouth inquest to have shot himself in the side with a toy cannon while temporarily insane. — The Nelson Evening Mail, Tuesday, December 22 1908 . The SAS have killed some people in Afghanistan. The Veneziana pizza was invented in the 1970s by Pizza Express. In [...]

The One That Got Away – Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

The prolific Sri Lankan wildlife photographer talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

The One That Got Away – Sebastian Posingis

The globetrotting architectural photographer talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

Revision (after Keats)

No-one can usurp this height But those to whom the miniseries of the world Are misery, and will not let them rest.

The One That Got Away – Ruvin de Silva

The Sri Lankan actor-director and documentary photographer talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times