Stats are correct up to and including 21st March 2018, which was day 2,400 of the blog.

Pike o'Blisco, 13/3/18

A total of 222 named locations have made it onto the blog, though some are collectives: for example, the Lake District, a label applied to everywhere within that National Park (like Pike o’Blisco, pictured here). The 200th named location was Carbondale, Illinois, on 22/8/17. However, more than 222 different places have actually appeared as, sometimes, when the photo is taken in or from some kind of transport, it is not possible to specify a location. These appear as ‘Unspecified’ in the lists below.

The top 10 locations, ranked by number of pictures, are:

Platform 1, HB, 27/9/13

  1. Hebden Bridge: 952 photos in my home town, or 39.67% of the total. The railway station is pictured above.
  2. Manchester: 457 in the city where I work, well, some of the time. 19.04% of the total.
  3. The Lake District: 99, accepting its identity as a single location (see note above).
  4. London67 (including this one).

Swan and cygnets, 15/5/17

  1. Brisbane: 51.
  2. Moscow: 48
  3. Leeds: 42
  4. Bergen: 37
  5. Brighton: 33
  6. Morecambe: 21.

Between them these 10 locations account for 1,807, or 75.29% of all the shots on the blog. The only other named locations in double figures are Halifax (19), Stavanger [below] (13), Todmorden (11), Tromsø (10), Mytholmroyd (10) and Sydney (10).

Stavanger storm, 9/9/14

The longest sequences of photos in particular places are:

  • Brisbane holds the record, depicted on 15 days in a row (14/3/13 to 28/3/13).
  • Hebden Bridge‘s longest sequence was 10 days in a row (28/12/11 to 6/1/12) (it has had other longish sequences but I include only this longest one).
  • Yasawas, Fiji: 8 days (16/5/13 – 23/5/13).
  • Kilimanjaro National Park [pictured below]: 7 days (28/7/15 – 3/8/15).
  • Rome: 6 days (21/7/14 – 26/7/14): note that these pictures are from two different countries, with one being taken in the Vatican City, rather than Italy. Prague also makes 6 days (8/10/16 – 13/10/16).
  • Stavanger, Moscow (three times), Tokyo, Edinburgh, Khanty-Mansiysk and (only once) Manchester all manage 5-day streaks. Manchester’s only one was 24/3/14 – 28/3/14.

Prague, Rome, Khanty-Mansiysk, Kilimanjaro and the Yasawas all make their only appearance on the blog with these sequences. In Prague’s case this also extends to the country (the Czech Republic).

Steve at Barafu camp, 1/8/15

From 23/10/15 to 20/11/15 there were 29 consecutive pictures taken only in Hebden Bridge or Manchester, the longest such streak.

From 13/4/17 to 23/4/17 eleven different locations made it in eleven days: Manchester, Wolverhampton, Lancaster, Morecambe, the Lake District, Haworth, Hebden Bridge, Markham Moor, Cambridge, King’s Lynn and Heckington.

On two occasions there have been five consecutive days of new locations: 8/6/13 – 12/6/13 in Norway (Tjeldstø, Finse, Oslo, Gardemoen, Stavanger), and 19/8/17 – 23/8/17 in Canada/USA (Toronto, Gilman, Ullin, Carbondale, Urbana).

Relaxed seagulls, 5/11/17

The longest gap between successive appearances of a place is Heysham: 1,769 days between 1/1/13 (day 495) and the picture above, taken on 15/11/17 (day 2,264). Second place, Birmingham (day 208 to day 1,582, a 1,374 day gap).

The locations have been distributed through 28 countries, as follows:

The United Kingdom accounts for 1,975 of the photos, or 82.29% of them. The longest run of UK pictures came between 16/11/13 and 31/3/14 inclusive — 136 days. 24 of the photos were taken in Scotland, 14 in Wales, and the remainder in England save the one on Guernsey, 18/9/17 — we can bicker about whether Guernsey is in the UK or not, but let’s save time. The 1,000th was taken in Hebden Bridge on 6/4/15 and the 1,500th also in HB on 24/9/16.

Brighton beach, 24/6/14

The full list of UK locations (in alphabetical order) and the numbers of photos at each is as follows: Aberdeen (6), Aberystwyth (2), Accrington (1), Annan (1), Arundel (3), Aston-on-Trent (1), Bamber Bridge (1), Billsborrow (1), Birmingham (4), Blackburn (8), Blackpool (2), Bolton (1), Bradford (7), Brighton [pictured above] (33), Burnley (3), Burslem (1), Bury (1), Cambridge (5), Capel (1), Carlisle (2), Chester (1), Clitheroe (1), Cloughton (3), Conwy (1), Coverdale (1), Cragg Vale (2), Crowborough (2), Derby (1), Devil’s Bridge (1), Doncaster (4), Dukinfield (2), Dundee (4), Dunsop Bridge (1), Edinburgh (6), Flint (1), Foxfield (2), Glasgow (5), Glasson (1), Glen Clova (1), Grange-over-Sands (2), Guernsey (1), Halifax (19), Hamilton (1), Harrogate (1), Hassocks (1), Haworth (4), Hebden Bridge (952), Heckington (1), Heysham (4), Heythrop Park (2), Huddersfield (5), Hurst Green (1), Keighley (4), King’s Lynn (1), Kirkby-in-Furness (1), Lake District (99), Lancaster (9), Leeds (42), Littleborough (6), Liverpool (5), Llandudno (3), Llangollen (1), London (67), Long Causeway (3), Luddenden (2), Lutterworth (1), Manchester (457), Markham Moor (1), Marshaw (1), Middleham (2), Middlesbrough (2), Midgley (1), Mills Hill (3), Morecambe (21), Mossley (1), Mytholmroyd (10), Newcastle (4), Newport (3), Nottingham (2), Oxenhope (4), Peterborough (2), Pickering (1), Ponterwyd (1), Portmeirion (1), Preston (4), Ravenglass (1), Ribblehead (1), Ripponden (1), Rochdale (2), Rock Ferry [depicted below] (1), Sabden (9), Salford (4), Saltaire (1), Scarborough (1), Seascale (1), Sheffield (3), Sidcup (6), Slaithwaite (1), Solway Firth (1), Southport (1), Sowerby Bridge (2), Stalybridge (2), Stockport (1), Stockton-on-Tees (1),  Symonds Yat (2), Todmorden (11), Ulverston (1), Unspecified (12), Walsden (1), Wellingborough (1), Wetherby (4), Whalley (2), Whitehaven (1), Wigan (1), Wolverhampton (2), Worston (1), Wraysholme (1), Yarm (1), York (9).

December street, 5/12/14

Of these, the most recent one to be depicted for the first time was Harrogate (17/3/18).  The place I visited longest ago, without yet having gone back, was Stockport (14/10/11). The best ‘one-off’ shot — a place I have only depicted once, and to be honest, am unlikely to return to — is probably the one above, taken on 5/12/14 in Rock Ferry, Merseyside.

Australia is the second most-depicted country with 97 photos:

Byron Bay, 19/4/13

Full list of Australian locations: Adelaide (2), Ballina (1), Brisbane (51), Byron Bay [pictured above] (3), Cleveland (1), Cooktown (1), Geelong (1). Glasshouse mountains (1), Glenelg (1), Hobart (4), Kangaroo Island (4), Katoomba (3), Laura (1), Melbourne region (1), Mulligan highway (1), Nimbin (1), Redcliffe (1), South Port (1), Stradbroke Island (3), Sydney (10), Wagga Wagga (4).

Norway: catching up Australia with 90. Locations: Aursfjord (1), Bergen (37), Bodø (1), Bø (1), Finse (1), Gardemoen airport (2), Kristiansand (3), Lysefjord (1), Oslo (3), Ringvassøy (2), Seljord (2), Skulsfjord (1), Snilstveitøy [pictured below] (1), Stavanger (13), Tjeldstø (1), Tromsø (10), Trondheim (3), Unspecified (6), Østerfjord (1).

Sea monster island, 3/2/15

Russia: 60. Domodedovo airport (4), Khanty-Mansiysk (5), Khimki (2), Moscow (48), Unspecified (1).

The United States of America: 29. Atlanta airport (1), Carbondale (1), Chicago (1), Gilman (1), Honey Island swamp (1), Lake Pontchartrain (1), New Orleans (3), San Francisco  (5), Stanford (2), Tuscaloosa (4), Ullin (1), Unspecified (1), Urbana (4), West Lafayette (3).

Here, let’s list the states too, which are Alabama (4), California (7), Georgia (1), Illinois (9), Indiana (3), Louisiana (5).

New Zealand: 13. Collingwood (2), Dunedin (1), Heaphy Track [pictured below] (3), Karamea (1), Marlborough Sound (1), Nelson (1), Stewart Island (3), Unspecified (1).

DOC worker, Heaphy Coast, 28/2/13

Tanzania: 12. Dar es Salaam (1), Kilimanjaro national park (7), Moshi (3), Unspecified (1).

Finland: 12. Helsinki (9), Tampere (3).

The Netherlands: 11. Amsterdam (3), Maastricht (3), Schiphol airport (5).

Fiji: 10. Nadi (1), the Yasawas [pictured below] (8), Unspecified (1).

Wine at sunset, 19/5/13

Denmark: 10. Copenhagen (3), Kastrup airport (3), Nyborg (2), Øresund (1), Æbelø (1).

Japan: 9. Osaka (2), Tokyo (7).

France: 8. Paris (4), St Malo (4).

Kenya: 8. Lake Naivasha (1), Nairobi (7).

Ostia, 24/7/14

Italy: 6. Fiumicino airport (1), Rome (5 — see also the Vatican, listed below). Ostia got on to the “Best of the Rest” page [with the picture above] but not the main blog.

Czech Republic: 6. All in Prague.

Portugal: 6. Cascais (1), Lisbon (4, including the one just below), Sintra (1).

Sweden: 5. Borås (2), Gothenburg (2), Unspecified (1).

On the Tagus, 30/7/16

Croatia: 5. Dubrovnik (3), Dubrovnik airport (1), Popovici (1).

Estonia: 4. All in Tallinn.

Germany: 4. Hamburg (3), Munich airport (1). Frankfurt got onto the “Best of the Rest” page early on, but has yet to make the main blog.

Lebanon: 3. All Beirut.

The Vatican City: 1 (in Rome, obviously).

Beneath mushroom cloud, 18/10/15

The remaining few pictures are accounted for by:

  • In addition to ‘Unspecified’ shots where I at least knew what country I was in, 10 photos have been taken in or from planes where it is not possible to identify a country (such as the one above, which could be Belgium, France or Germany going on the route of the flight I was on at the time)
  • Two photos are flyovers of countries I did not visit: the photo of Lake Nasser on 11/1/13 was taken over Egypt or Sudan; can’t be sure either way; and then there is Canada (Toronto) on 19/8/17.
  • Four photos were taken in airports while changing planes, but I did not leave the airport and visit the country: Singapore (Changi airport); the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi); and Turkey (Istanbul airport), which has managed this twice (18/8/13 and 25/7/15).

Ringvassøy, 2/10/17

Geographical extremes are as follows:

  • Northernmost photo: The photo of the mountains on Ringvassøy, Norway, taken on 2/10/17 at approximately 69º 55′ North (pictured above)
  • Southernmost: Pretty much a dead heat between two photos taken on Stewart Island, New Zealand, on 20/2/13 and 22/2/13: both are more-or-less at 43º 53′ South.
  • Easternmost: The photo of the dancers in Nadi, Fiji, on 15/5/13, at approximately 177º 25′ East.
  • Westernmost: the one of the Aquatic Park Pier, San Francisco,  taken on 29/3/15 at around 122º 25′ West.

Roof of Africa, 2/8/15

  • Highest above sea level: discounting photos taken from planes, the highest was the summit of Kilimanjaro, depicted above; as I’m slightly below the summit here let’s say this is about 5,885 metres or around 19,310 feet above sea level. The highest UK shot is going to be the one approaching the summit of Scafell Pike on 19/5/12, which must be about 3,100 feet.

Random observations

Helsinki station, 27/9/11

Eclipse, 21/8/17


  • Joe, my son, has made his century, appearing on 100 photographs
  • Clare, my wife, is on 81
  • 29 photographs can be considered self-portraits.
  • My friend Steve Grey is on 8 photos
  • My mother-in-law Carol is on 5, as is my Dad
  • One person is on four photos (my friend Geri), ten people on three photos each, and nineteen other people are on two photos each.

All the rest are single-serving models. Of these the cutest – of the single-serving models, before the wife complains – is this lady here! Wowza!

Pink haired woman , 30/9/11

Celebrity-spotting — at least, these people count as celebrities in my world: Bobby Gillespie; Saint Etienne; Michelle Ackerley; Peter Hook; Gogol Bordello; David Stockdale; Dick Knight; Jürgen Habermas; Etienne Wenger; Julian Cope, the Charlatans and (now added to the list after having been shamefully omitted for nearly four years) Neil Young. I have no idea who the lady at the Amsterdam movie premiere was, but I assume she was a celebrity in the Netherlands at least, judging by the number of cameras (including mine) being shoved in her face.


Muscoy duck, 17/5/15

Five animals have definitely appeared more than once. The Muscovy duck that adopted Hebden Bridge as its home has appeared on five photos: complicated by the fact that more muscovy ducks did turn up but the original is the one pictured above (4/2/12 , 7/7/13,  6/2/13,  28/5/14 and 17/7/15). Tara, the Railway’s adopted pub dog (sadly now deceased) has been on four photos. Two dogs have appeared twice: a whippet, first on 8/2/12 the second time in unfortunate circumstances on July 9th 2012, and Maggie the black labrador (18/1/15 and 3/7/16). A cat (Mathilda, according to her name tag) has also appeared twice (18/5/14 and 8/3/15).

Humph the heron, 25/5/16

I suspect this heron has appeared more than once as well, on (at least) 23/1/17, 25/5/16 and 17/2/16 — can’t be wholly sure, but have a look at the pictures and decide for yourselves.

A golden eagle in September 2012 was the best birdwatching coup, even if it’s not a great photo. This cassowary is probably the most exotic avian model, although a weka, a cockatoo, an emu, and, in suburban Kent, a parakeet also have a case.

Cassowary, 28/3/13

Most other common forms of animal have made it onto the blog at some point, though it took nearly three years for cows and fish to make it. Exotic non-bird life include an alligator, some elephants,three water dragons and six monkeys, five of which are pictured below (two being babies clutching to the breasts of their mothers: look closely).

Monkey family, 12/1/13


Note that all times on the blog are rounded to the nearest five minutes (e.g. 8:55, 9:00, 9:05, etc). The most popular hours for taking photos reflect my average daily habits, like, when I am not sat in an office but wandering out in the streets, and the prevalence of daylight, as much as anything. 15:00-15:55 has developed a considerable lead recently with 251 pictures (10.45% of the total), followed by 14:00 – 14:55 with 240.

5.00 – 5.55 finally made it in January 2017 with a shot from Manchester Airport, meaning all hours of the day are represented somewhere.

Cragg Vale bunting, 7/7/14

The latest picture in a calendar day was taken in Brisbane at 23:50 on 17th March 2013 (St Patrick’s Day). The earliest was at 00:10 on 27th September 2014 in Bergen. However, reflecting bedtimes, the earliest genuine morning shot, that is, a shot taken after I had spent the first part of the day asleep and then got up, was at 3.45 am on 7th July 2014 [pictured above] and the latest night shot (end of an evening out) 3.00am on 9/1/16.

From 17/2/13 to 11/3/13 I had 21 consecutive afternoon shots. The longest run of consecutive morning shots is 6 (9/10/13 – 14/10/13).

The complete distribution of shots by time is:

  • 0.00 – 0.55: 2
  • 1.00 – 1:55: 3
  • 2.00 – 2.55: 1
  • 3:00 – 3:55: 3
  • 4.00 – 4:55: 2
  • 5.00 – 5.55: 1
  • 6.00 – 6.55: 13
  • 7.00 – 7.55: 48
  • 8.00 – 8.55: 149
  • 9.00 – 9.55: 227
  • 10.00 – 10.55: 162
  • 11.00 – 11.55: 223
  • 12.00 – 12.55: 179
  • 13.00 – 13.55: 187
  • 14.00 – 14.55: 240
  • 15.00 – 15.55: 251
  • 16.00 – 16.55: 215
  • 17.00 – 17.55: 169
  • 18.00 – 18.55: 112
  • 19.00 – 19.55: 85
  • 20.00 – 20.55: 53
  • 21.00 – 21.55: 40
  • 22.00 – 22.55: 22
  • 23.00 – 23.55: 9

Football stadia

Stockdale in snow, 16/1/16

Seeing as I have been known to attend the occasional football match, particularly in 2017-18, let’s list all the stadia that have appeared on the blog, currently numbering 39, plus five more that have appeared but where I’ve not seen a match. If no opponent is specified then the game was against my lot, Brighton & Hove Albion:

Accrington Stanley, Crown Ground (versus Morecambe); Annan Athletic, Galabank (Ayr United); Bamber Bridge, Sir Tom Finney Stadium (Brighouse Town); Birmingham City, St. Andrew’s; Blackburn Rovers, Ewood Park (3 times: one pictured above); Blackpool, Bloomfield Road (twice); Bolton Wanderers, Reebok Stadium; Brighton and Hove Albion, American Express Stadium (6 times, Barnsley, Portsmouth, Birmingham City, Reading, West Bromwich Albion and Burnley); Brisbane Lions, the Gabba (twice: for Australian Rules football matches versus Adelaide and Melbourne); Burnley, Turf Moor (3 times); Clapton, Old Spotted Dog Stadium (Barking); CSKA Moscow, Khimki Arena (Manchester City); Doncaster Rovers, Keepmoat Stadium (twice: one for a Doncaster Rovers Belles game v Aston Villa); Flint Town United, Cae-Y-Castell (Newtown); Hamilton Academical, New Douglas Park (St Johnstone), Halifax Town, The Shay (7 times, Aldershot Town, Barnet, Alfreton Town, Darlington, Chorley, Salford City and Woking); Harrogate Town, CNG Stadium (York Football League v Kent County League); Hassocks, The Beacon (Eastbourne Utd), Huddersfield Town, John Smith’s Stadium (twice); Huddersfield Town Ladies, Stafflex Arena (Leicester City), King’s Lynn Town, The Walks (Chesham United); Leeds United, Elland Road (twice, once against Bristol City); Liverpool, Anfield; Manchester City, Etihad Stadium (Feyenoord), Middlesbrough, Riverside Stadium (twice); Morecambe, Globe Arena (twice, Bristol Rovers and Accrington Stanley); Mossley, Seel Park (Kendal Town), Newcastle United, St. James’s Park (twice); Nottingham Forest, City Ground; Pickering Town, Recreation Ground (Barton Town), Port Vale, Vale Park; Preston North End, Deepdale (twice); Queen’s Park, Hampden Park (Brechin City); Rochdale, Spotland (Bury); Salford City, Moor Lane (FC United of Manchester), Sheffield Wednesday, Hillsborough; Stalybridge Celtic, Bower Fold (Buxton); Stockton Town, Bishopton Road West (Newton Aycliffe); Wellingborough Whitworth, Victoria Mills Ground (Desborough Town: pictured below), Whitehawk, Enclosed Ground (Wealdstone); Wigan Athletic, DW Stadium, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Molineux. Rain storm, Wellingborough, 5/8/17

In several cases these grounds account for their town’s only appearances on the blog. In Burnley’s case this has happened three times.

Five stadia have otherwise appeared on the blog but I did not attend a match there (and in all cases have never done so): the Bryant-Denny stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (home of the University of Alabama football team); the Bislett Stadium in Oslo (not a football stadium); Celtic Park, Glasgow (Celtic FC); London Stadium, London (West Ham United); and the Millerntor stadium, Hamburg (St. Pauli).

Some superlatives

Some of these are hard facts — others, blatant matters of opinion…

Tour de France, 6/7/14

Preikestolen, 19/6/14


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