Peter M Howard ::

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Tim Burton and Johnny Depp do it again. A masterful piece of fantasy with just enough of a dark edge […]



Visited Versailles one Saturday evening; they open the gardens up, run all the fountains, have a few people running around in costume, and let off fireworks at the end of it all... Couldn't take photos of very much because of the low lighting, but in the sunset it's all very romantic

  • Versailles, Dusk
  • Versailles, Dusk
  • Versailles, Sunset
  • Versailles, And The Real World

(10 photos)



Was in Paris with family when the bombs went off in London, having come through there from England the day […]

Once more unto the brink


Just returned from another French bureaucracy nightmare. My Carte de Sejour needs renewing so I can legally stay in the […]



Back home now; supposed to be working on my latest UTS assignment, so of course, I'm getting a few website […]

Touring With Family


Travelled with family through England and to Paris in late June - early July. This album includes photos from Old Sarum, Hampton Court, London, Winchester, Glastonbury and Paris. Some of our trips deserved dedicated albums.

  • Mum at Old Sarum
  • Fields
  • Natalie at Old Sarum
  • New Sarum from Old

(17 photos)

Cornwall: Tintagel


Spent a couple nights in Cornwall in Boscastle, just down the coast from Tintagel. Tintagel is truely magical, from the little beach and Merlin's Cave to the Dark Ages settlements and medieval castle atop the Head...

  • Tintagel
  • Tintagel, Magic
  • Tintagel Head
  • Dark Ages Tintagel

(9 photos)

Arundel Castle


Visited Arundel Castle, home of the Dukes of Norfolk. It's one of few castles to have been used both as a defensive castle and as a stately home (the family still live there), and with its constant use and extensions over the centuries, it's exactly what a castle is supposed to be.

  • Arundel Castle
  • Arundel Castle
  • Norfolk Ensign
  • Arundel Castle

(8 photos)

Me and 20,000 other hippies


Spent the night before the Summer Solstice (June 20-21) at Stonehenge. The only time in the year that you can […]

bourgeois myth


“the big wedding of the bourgeoisie, which originates in a class ritual (the display and consumption of wealth), can bear […]



Spent a day in Cardiff 22June2005, mainly visiting the Castle and wandering around the town

  • Cardiff Castle keep
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Welsh Ensign
  • Cardiff Castle

(5 photos)



I'm sitting in an empty bus somewhere in South-West England as I write this; I will type it up later. […]

Summer Solstice 2005


Spent the day before the Summer Solstice at Avebury, which was full of hippies preparing for that night. Was staying in Salisbury with Stonehenge just up the road so spent the night there with a crowd of 10,000. The only time of the year you can touch the stones; the atmosphere was truely awe-inspiring and I hope the images give some idea of what it was like.

  • Avebury
  • Avebury
  • Avebury
  • Avebury

(11 photos)



various sites around Wilton; Wilton House's gardens are particularly beautiful, and ridiculously stereotypical -- they're often used to shoot period films

  • Non-Conformist Church
  • Wilton House
  • Wilton House
  • Wilton House

(5 photos)

Paris Part 2


A day in Paris, 15June2005

  • Sacre Coeur
  • Sacre Coeur
  • Notre Dame

(3 photos)

Reims, Festive


A couple separate events from May and June; the city likes to throw a festival and show of its history. In the first case, the anniversary of the German surrender in 1945; the second, the Fetes Johanniques, centered around Joan of Arc's successful entrance into the city and the crowning of the Dauphin, but really just a big 'medieval' event.

  • Reims, decorated
  • Reims, decorated
  • Reims, decorated
  • Le Feu de Saint Jean

(4 photos)

press-ganging alive and well


Interesting (read “scary”) article from a Seattle paper — about a kid that Marine recruiters went after. Their tactics are […]

A place amongst the living


Je viens de regarder Une place parmi les vivants. C'√©tait… int√©ressant, un peu bizarre. Un peu de 'film-noir', un peu […]

With Us or Against Us


Matt 12:30 “Anyone who is not with me is against me” But also Mark 9:40 “Anyone who is not against […]

It's Non


Well the French have called 'Non', currently calling around 55% +/- 2ish. EC Pres Juncker just gave a Press Conference […]

weird search terms 2


ok, making this a ?bits category, cos I'm getting so many classic search terms sending people my way…. Currently ranked […]



Been doing some more coding on the site, much of it you can't actually see, but _very_ soon I'll have […]

expensive habits


Gonna have trouble adjusting to the different food offerings when I return home — or worse, will go broke trying […]

BBC backstage access


the BBC is opening up access — their new Backstage feature allows developers to access a whole lot of BBC […]

Tribes sidebar now available


OK, so I've finally got all the coding done on the tribes sidebar - down the right-hand side. For now […]



Yay! Just bought a camera… at last. It's the Panasonic GS400 (3CCD) video camera. Now I can make annoying videos […]

search terms


how cool/utterly hopeless is this: NineMSN's google-killing search engine returns my site as the TOP RESULT for a search on […]

lesser of two evils


Been keeping an eye on the UK elections out of morbid fascination - no surprise that the same thing happened […]

new articles up


Got my latest UTS assignment finished in time… We had to select a sociological research method and do a mini-test-run […]



various updates, in no particular order: Spain photos are up - Bilbao and Pamplona/SanSebastian albums got feedback on UTS First […]

10 days in Euskadi


Spent 10 days in northern Spain during the uni break - flew in and out of Bilbao… Spent a few […]

God's Rottweiler


got to a point where i've got to say something bout Benny XVI (Seize)… In short, I think it's excellent […]

Pamplona (y San Sebastian)


Was in Pamplona Apr17-21, with a day in San Sebastian the 19th.

  • Pamplona Walls
  • Pamplona Walls
  • Pamplona Cathedral
  • Pamplona... A Church

(10 photos)



In Bilbao Apr13-17... Beautiful city, in a strange urban/rundown sort of way - old town, then industrialisation, then mass production, &c... Everything sort of tacked on to each other (buildings/infrastructure), and so many different environments in a really small space (filmmaker's heaven!)

  • Spain on Approach
  • Bilbao
  • Bilbao
  • Bilbao

(25 photos)

In the Public Interests of Whom?


funny watching the Austn media suddenly realise (5 months after the fact) that the Libs lied (or maybe just bent […]

New Host!


Got a new webhost… You shouldn't notice the difference though - for now the 'new' site is still loading […]

Paris, Enfin!


Finally went into Paris! It was the first Sunday of the month, so… free museums! Visited the Louvre (or, one […]

England, A Holiday in Two Parts


I haven't really said much about my cpl trips to England, so thought I'd get some things down here… I've […]

Paris Part 1


My first trip into Paris, April 3rd. Photos at the Louvre and elsewhere

  • Outside the Train
  • Outside the Train
  • Outside the Train
  • The Louvre

(25 photos)

Downloading Movies is...


Installed Limewire and been downloading lots of anime lately… (discovered a pretty amazing series called Wolf's Rain, currently downloading Ep11 […]