Thursday, September 29, 2022

HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Today has been momentous for people in the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and many others in the world. Queen Elizabeth II was a remarkable world figure, transcending politics and providing a constant presence and an aura of stability through three generations, from the problematic post-war years to today, a time when we face equally daunting challenges...

All set for the LHSA Dublin conference in October

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The LHSA annual conference takes place this year in Dublin, Ireland and Macfilos will be there...

On Parade: Independence Day through a Leica lens

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Keith captures the diversity of a typical July 4 celebratory parade — this in Coronado, California — as the event starts moving after hours of behind-the-scenes preparation...

Secrets of the London Transport Museum storage depot: A visit to the inner workings

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It's not everyday you get a guided tour of the inner workins of a museum depot by the director himself. Mike was lucky enough to gain access to some very hidden gems in sunny Acton...

Colour purple: A royal welcome for the Elizabeth Line

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Four years overdue, four billion over budget, the purple-hued Elizabeth Line is speeding under Central London for the first time on public service. Mike went along to see what all the fuss is about...

After the post famine at Macfilos, ducks now back in their row

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Back to blogging at Macfilos after a period of hiatus... and an outing to the London Photographica

Motor Cars on Main Street: How the Coronado vintage car rally adapted to the...

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Car rallies and vintage events were incidental casualties of the pandemic. But this Californian event found a novel way of keeping things moving...

Post-Covid gathering of the Leicaphiles in Buxton Spa

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Clubs and societies all over the world are coming back to live in the wake of the pandemic. Britain's Leica Society met last weekend in Buxton the first time in three years...

Gloriana: The Queen’s Rowbarge sets forth in infinite splendour

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It’s not every day you can get a close-up photo opportunity with that most magnificent of craft, The Queen’s Rowbarge Gloriana. Last weekend I...

Mini magic through the decades: A brand with two distinct faces

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In the history of motoring there have been many mass-produced cars that have risen about the herd; iconic little vehicles (for most of them I have in mind were little) that exceeded designer’s expectations and soldiered on for decades. The Mini is acclaimed as the second most influential car of the 20th century, and it is stronger than ever in the third decade of the 21st century...