August 26th, 2008

Used as the entrance to Slade Prison in the title sequence of the 1970s sitcom Porridge with Ronnie Barker. Formerly the gatehouse to St Albans Prison, the building is now used as offices. The interior communal areas of the prison were constructed inside a huge metal tank at Elstree Studios, previously used for underwater filming.

“They call it a town where time stands still. Maybe it is because the clocks here don’t measure time – they measure radiation levels.”

Fascinating account of a journey by Elena Filatova to the Chernobyl reactor with many chilling photos here. More on the Chernobyl disaster here.

Image copyright Elena Filatova

Weymouth & Portland

August 11th, 2008

Some shots from a recent trip to Weymouth & Portland – click for larger versions. More here.