Saturday, 28 May 2016

Memorial Day Weekend

A year in America, 1981. On Venice Beach in California, where I waited quietly by this palm tree, enjoying the shapes and the music and hoping one more thing might happen....and then along came this couple on their tandem! Friends in the USA just wished me a happy Memorial Day weekend, so this picture is my thank you to them, and America.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Fairy Tales

A Year in America, 1981. Children enjoy the sculpture of Hans Christian Andersen in Central Park, New York. Portraits show that the great Danish author really did have a magnificent nose as well as superior prose....he wrote The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen and  Thumbelina.

Sunday, 15 May 2016


A year in America, 1981. A kiss in Central Park, New York, before the start of a concert by Elton John.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Beauties and the Beast

A Year in America, 1981. Four Beauty Queens in a street parade in La Quinta, California. The car is an all-American Chevrolet.