‘Let us now transport ourselves…

…from Robinson’s island, bathed in light, to medieval Europe, shrouded in darkness. Here, instead of the independent man, we find everyone dependent – serfs and lords, vassals and suzerains, laymen and clerics. Personal dependence characterizes the social relations of material production as much as it does the other spheres of life based on that production.Continue reading “‘Let us now transport ourselves…”

General Cargo

Although it’s a bank holiday there are still a lot of people working. Global shipping doesn’t stop for anything (blocked canals being the exception). Certainly not festivals and holidays. The first ship is the Reimerswaal, a hopper-dredger, last port Northfleet, destination unknown. The other ship in the channel is the Autopride, vehicle carrier, en routeContinue reading “General Cargo”

Aegean Horizon

Just been to check that no ship(s) have got stuck in the Narrow Seas. All’s good. Here’s the Aegean Horizon (Crude Oil Tanker) on its way from Rotterdam to Algeciras. I made the mistake of leaving it too late to identify the other ships. It was one of those sorts of days.

Folca – the former Debenhams Store

The vaccination centre is inside the former Debenhams store in Sandgate Street. I rather liked the surreal nature of it all; a little like being inside a Lindsay Anderson film. Surrealism and the unusual becomes erased by neo-liberalism, commercial leisure, stadium-size entertainment, city streets as privatized spaces with private security systems and private security guards.Continue reading “Folca – the former Debenhams Store”