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Assorted older photos

As I mention in the notes to my "flowers" photo gallery, I took a lot of quite random photos back in the period 2003-2005. This was mainly due to having bought my very first digital camera - a Kodak Easyshare DX4330. I felt the need to take it with me wherever I went, and took photos of anything that happened to catch my attention. These days, I tend to only take photos when I'm in a particular place or on a particular journey, but I've had the photos below on my website for years, and I can't quite bring myself to delete them, no matter how poor quality or random they may seem.

I shouldn't put down my old Kodak camera too much; the quality was great for the time, and when the camera eventually broke (in the most beautiful place I'd ever been, up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado) the cheap replacement I bought gave me a terrible shock. To the point of eventually giving it away. But I digress. Here are some old photos, taken on my Kodak, from back in the day.

The entrance to Whitby Harbour, at sunset.
The entrance to Whitby Harbour, at sunset.
Flowers next to the sea in Lindisfarne
Flowers next to the sea in Lindisfarne
A blue and gold evening sky in Leeds.
A blue and gold evening sky in Leeds.
Boats and a sparkling sea in Lindisfarne.
Boats and a sparkling sea in Lindisfarne.
Plants silhouetted against pink clouds. Sunset in Durham.
Plants silhouetted against pink clouds. Sunset in Durham.
The golden clock outside Leeds Civic Centre
The golden clock outside Leeds Civic Centre
Me at the Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas Market) in Leeds.
Me at the Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas Market) in Leeds.
Another photo of the German Christmas Market (Christkindlmarkt) in Leeds
Another photo of the German Christmas Market (Christkindlmarkt) in Leeds
A pretty part of the roof inside York Minster
A pretty part of the roof inside York Minster
Sea defences in Whitby, looking towards Sands End
Sea defences in Whitby, looking towards Sands End
Looking out over Waverley Station from Princes Street, in Edinburgh
Looking out over Waverley Station from Princes Street, in Edinburgh
Me holding an Orgasmatron. In my final house in Durham.
Me holding an Orgasmatron. In my final house in Durham.
The beach, sea, pier, and lighthouses, in Whitby.
The beach, sea, pier, and lighthouses, in Whitby.
A winter's night in Leeds. Taken in my parent's garden.
A winter's night in Leeds. Taken in my parent's garden.
A sunset in Leeds, taken from my parents' garden.
A sunset in Leeds, taken from my parents' garden.
Close-up of some Cadbury's mini eggs, of all things.
Close-up of some Cadbury's mini eggs, of all things.
An evening sky in Leeds, filled with interesting clouds.
An evening sky in Leeds, filled with interesting clouds.
Sunset against a silver sky in Leeds.
Sunset against a silver sky in Leeds.
Whitby harbour during the day, with fishing boats and so on.
Whitby harbour during the day, with fishing boats and so on.
My friend Zahra on the beach in Whitby.
My friend Zahra on the beach in Whitby.
The ruins of Whitby Abbey, against a dark blue sky.
The ruins of Whitby Abbey, against a dark blue sky.
Looking out of the window of the Pickering to Grosmont train (Hogwarts Express!)
Looking out of the window of the Pickering to Grosmont train (Hogwarts Express!)
Looking into the entrance of Whitby Harbour
Looking into the entrance of Whitby Harbour
Tombstones in Whitby churchyard, looking down onto the town.
Tombstones in Whitby churchyard, looking down onto the town.
The sea off the coast of Whitby. Looking south towards Sands End.
The sea off the coast of Whitby. Looking south towards Sands End.
Big waves breaking against the sea defences in Whitby.
Big waves breaking against the sea defences in Whitby.
People on a pleasure boat ride, on a sunny day in Whitby.
People on a pleasure boat ride, on a sunny day in Whitby.
No parking in the park. For some reason, this amused me.
No parking in the park. For some reason, this amused me.
A cobweb caught in the sunlight, in my parents' garden.
A cobweb caught in the sunlight, in my parents' garden.
A really, really old car stopping for petrol.
A really, really old car stopping for petrol.
My cat Oscar, thirstly helping himself to water from a little fountain!
My cat Oscar, thirstly helping himself to water from a little fountain!
An abstract photo; it's actually a close-up of a fibre optic light.
An abstract photo; it's actually a close-up of a fibre optic light.
A faux black and white photo of a fountain on my parents' patio.
A faux black and white photo of a fountain on my parents' patio.
A gold owl against a dark blue sky, outside the Leeds Civic Centre.
A gold owl against a dark blue sky, outside the Leeds Civic Centre.
A seagull perched on a mast in Whitby at twilight.
A seagull perched on a mast in Whitby at twilight.
The famous view of Durham Cathedral and Castle (and the Old Fulling Mill).
The famous view of Durham Cathedral and Castle (and the Old Fulling Mill).
A close-up of the moon. Taken on my old camera through a telescope!
A close-up of the moon. Taken on my old camera through a telescope!
Looking at the sea from a rocky, pebble-filled beach. In Lindisfarne.
Looking at the sea from a rocky, pebble-filled beach. In Lindisfarne.
The Scot Monument in the evening sun. On my first trip to Edinburgh.
The Scot Monument in the evening sun. On my first trip to Edinburgh.
A rare photo of me while I was at Durham University. This was around late 2003.
A rare photo of me while I was at Durham University. This was around late 2003.
Durham Cathedral and Castle lit up at night. From the roof of the science site.
Durham Cathedral and Castle lit up at night. From the roof of the science site.
Another photo of me in my final house in Durham. Late 2003.
Another photo of me in my final house in Durham. Late 2003.
Seagulls lined up in a row. In Whitby.
Seagulls lined up in a row. In Whitby.
Another view of the harbour in Lindisfarne.
Another view of the harbour in Lindisfarne.
Another view of the Leeds Civic Centre against a blue sky.
Another view of the Leeds Civic Centre against a blue sky.
My cat Oscar, sleepily lying on his back.
My cat Oscar, sleepily lying on his back.
Stained glass window inside York Minster
Stained glass window inside York Minster
Outside York Minster in the rain.
Outside York Minster in the rain.
A green statue in Lindisfarne Priory.
A green statue in Lindisfarne Priory.
Some flowers next to the sea in Lindisfarne
Some flowers next to the sea in Lindisfarne
One of the first ever photos of me. Looking my usual self. 1979.
The still-intact arch in the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory
Idlewild in concert at Leeds University
Idlewild in concert at Leeds University
Roddy Woomble singing at the Idlewild show at Leeds University
Roddy Woomble singing at the Idlewild show at Leeds University
Another photo of Idlewild at Leeds University.
Another photo of Idlewild at Leeds University.
The whole band. At the Idlewild show at Leeds University.
The whole band. At the Idlewild show at Leeds University.
Sons and Daughters band. Supporting Idlewild at Leeds University.
Sons and Daughters band. Supporting Idlewild at Leeds University.
The singer and bass guitarist from Sons and Daughters. At Leeds University.
The singer and bass guitarist from Sons and Daughters. At Leeds University.
The bass guitarist from Sons and Daughters. At Leeds University.
The bass guitarist from Sons and Daughters. At Leeds University.
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