Over Kelvingrove


A second view taken at the Kelvingrove exhibition of the work of comic book artist Frank Quitely. Here Superman flies over a comic style view of the gallery done by the artist. This corner of the gallery gave children the chance to dress up and get into character, and a few parents joined them, getting into the mood of the show as well.


The Art of Comics


We visited Kelvingrove Gallery in Glasgow recently with our eldest son and two of our grandchildren to see the exhibition ‘The Art of Comics’ which was brilliant.

The exhibition shows the work of Frank Quitely which is the pen name of Vincent Deighan (born 1968). Frank is a Scottish comic book artist. He is best known for his frequent collaborations with Grant Morrison on titles such as New X-Men, We3, All-Star Superman, and Batman and Robin, as well as his work with Mark Millar on The Authority and Jupiter’s Legacy.

The show had a large number of his initial drawings as well as the final colour images. I came away with some ideas for a photo project……

The exhibition is still on and runs until 1st October.

The Doctor’s Wife

The Doctor's Wife

This is another charming period scene taken inside the house of a doctor that is a recreation of a nineteenth century property at the Victorian town of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum next to the river Severn in Shropshire, England.

I love the way that local people who work here manage to get into the character of the times through their dress and manner.


Blakemore’s Shop

Blakemoore's Shop

This is Blakemore’s grocery store and is one of many Victorian period shops at the Blists Hill Museum at Ironbridge in Shropshire. This is one of a series of images taken on our visit here with the family, so there are more to come.


Station Scene

Station Scene

The National Railway Museum at York is just fabulous though many of the displays are quite difficult to photograph. One of the exhibition buildings is laid out as a terminal station and in this picture I couldn’t resist the temptation to add a bit of atmosphere in the form of steam and smoke. It would be good if the museum could do this, as well as some sound effects of a station in the days of steam. Then it really would have that atmosphere that I remember so well!


Ticket Checker’s Office

Ticket Checker's Office

The National Railway Museum is probably one of the world’s best of its type and their collection of locomotives, carriages and ancillary equipment dates from the early years of the 19th Century, Here a mainline railway terminal is recreated with locomotives hauling vintage royal train stock. The view is through the windows of an old ticket office.