Miracle Window – Jordan, son of Eisulf

Canterbury Cathedral is an enormously complex artifact in many different dimensions of time, space and thought. Guides and guidance are needed to understand it. But not all guidance is the same. Even the ‘facts’ are often disputed and there are multiple layers of analysis often at tension and contradiction with each other. This is oneContinue reading “Miracle Window – Jordan, son of Eisulf”

In search of the Premonstratensians

This was not particularly planned. At the last minute I decided to take the train to Walmer and then, should the day work along with me, I would try and find the remains of Langdon Abbey. It felt a great luxury to be able to do something that felt so spontaneous after months of lock-down.Continue reading “In search of the Premonstratensians”

Luxury apartments with sea view

Mermaid beach in Folkestone is the site of new luxury apartments with sea views. Solar Suzanne, oil/ chemical tanker sailing from Rotterdam to Houston. Steel railings with sea view. Sea view without railings. Sea view without luxury apartments The container ship on the left is the Wec Vermeer sailing from Antwerp to Lexixoes. The containerContinue reading “Luxury apartments with sea view”

Commuting

Agriculture, production, distribution, capital, capital accumulation, circulation of commodities, warehouses, railway systems, satellite communications, global internet technologies, TCP/IP, application layer, presentation layer, session layer, transport layer, network layer, data link layer, physical layer. High speed train journey, Ashford to London, Thursday 20 May 2021. The ships are Pauline (top two photographs), ro-ro cargo and theContinue reading “Commuting”

Marx and Engels Arrive in Dover

A prelude to Revolution. ‘On November 27 [1847], Marx, Engels, Georg Weerth and Victor Tedesco met in Belgium’s North Sea port city of Ostend and caught a steamship for Dover the next day’. Love and Capital, Mary Gabriel – p111 Engels was in Paris in November 1847 and wrote to Marx in Brussels: ‘Saturday evening,Continue reading “Marx and Engels Arrive in Dover”

Sheerness

London Medway includes the ports of Sheerness and Chatham. They are owned by Peel Ports Group. The chair is the billionaire John Whittaker who maintains a 75 percent majority stake in the group. An Aldi distribution centre between Sittingbourne and Sheerness. It represents £50m of investment and employs 500 people. Aldi is in sharp competitionContinue reading “Sheerness”