Author Archives: Richard Stokes

About Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes. Childhood spent in Milford-on-Sea. Now lives in Bridport (recent move). Educated in Art Schools - Winchester, Birmingham and Portsmouth. Worked as art administrator: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Midland Group, Nottingham; West Midlands Arts, Birmingham; Gateshead Garden Festival; Arts Council; Minories Art Gallery, Colchester; West Midland Arts. Also involved with the former Limpets Restaurant. Keen sailor.

Whether to Wetherspoon – snobbish Lymington

Is Lymington too posh for a Wetherspoon’s?   Try Googling this to get the answers. The southern coastal town of Lymington in Hampshire has caused a bit of a flurry of publicity over the last year or so by seeming … Continue reading

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Ikon – This Could Happen to You

  A blurred photo of an Ian Emes animation Peter Sedgley’s Corona – This Could Happen to You, Ikon Gallery     I was involved in this show last year – a few pics.          

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Combis de la Muerte

Combis de la Muerte – Combis of death.  The combi is the ubiquitous form of public transport in Lima Peru.  These are small van type buses operated by self employed drivers,  small companies and sometimes larger operations although the larger … Continue reading

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Cute cars


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Beach Tractors Jersey

Because Jersey has such great tides the distance on the beach between low tide and high tide can be quite great.  The local fishermen use tractors to haul their boats across the beach.  These are often lovely old beasts lovingly … Continue reading

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Lima – not a thing of beauty

Lonely Planet says that on its surface Lima is no thing of beauty.  Correct.  When I first arrived at Jorge Chavez International it rained.  My travelling companion said it never rained in Lima – hardly ever anyway.  This was rain.  … Continue reading

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Trashed autos, Lima, fire hydrants –

Testing – testing – let’s hope it works.  If it does work it will be about quirky photographs, local eccentricities and anything else that I come across.  Hopefully a more focussed approach will evolve.  At the moment I am … Continue reading

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Abandoned Truck, English Harbour

About four years ago I sailed from Antigua back to Jersey on my nephew’s Swan.  Whilst in English Harbour waiting to leave I found this poignantly forlorn truck.  I am a bit keen on battered trucks, old beach tractors and … Continue reading

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Sweet Lady, Ancon, Lima

I am showing photos to start this blog.  This was a trip to Ancon, Lima.  The sweet lady was in a kiosk on the promenade near the Yacht Club.  We got to the promenade courtesy of an old lady cycling … Continue reading

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Blue Underground

A picture of a pretty Underground stairway We had lunch at Google in Victoria and were on our way to the Tate Modern.  Jane thought these were very pretty tiles. It took ages to try and get a pic without … Continue reading

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