Film uploaded to my new website

Check out my new website where I have posted a couple of movie clips. The first is a documentary that readers of this blog may remember I made back at…

Blog from beyond the grave

The Institution of Civil Engineers, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birthThomas Telford, has launched a blog in the name of that great Scottish engineer. The blog will…

The end of architecture school

Today I sat the final exam for what has probably been the most enjoyable course that I have studied during the last four years, the ambitiously titled “History of Construction”….

Meet Mr Alphand

When Haussmann was busy tearing down and rebuilding large swathes of Paris, he wasn’t doing it all by  himself.  His chief engineer was this fellow, M Alphand.  In this portrait…

Earthquakes exam leaves students shakey

We have just had the first of two earthquake engineering exams, and this one was hard!  Revision for the exam was doubly frustrating: firstly because the key topics that we had…

Making New Contacts

Today I developped the film that I shot while in the south of France over Christmas. It is magical watching the images appear out of nothing in the developping fluid….

Happy New Year

hello readers I would like to apologise for the lack of posts of late. This blog was meant to be about engineering and my life in Paris. Well, it seems…

Sofia to Bucarest

Thursday 2nd November – Friday 3rd November The platform at Sofia station from which my train was due to leave was lit only by the dingy light coming from the…

Sofia

Thursday 2nd November Regular readers of this blog may be either frustrated that I have not posted any entries recently. Or thy may think I got lost in Sofia and…

Belgrade to Sofia

Wednesday 1st Novemeber – Thursday 2nd November Half an hour later than expected the Belgrade Sofia express night train creaked its way out of the station in the pouring rain….