London Jubilee Walkway

Jubilee Walkway

Just plugging a Flickr group I created, which specifically covers the London Jubilee Walkway

“The Jubilee Walkway is the capital’s premier walking trail and one of London’s six designated Strategic Routes. Designed to connect the majority of London’s key attractions, it is well managed, easy to follow and provides an ideal way of getting to know London.” (from

Developed for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 and refurbished for the Golden Jubilee. The walk features silver and golden discs and panoramic panels with information along the route, highlighting much of the best that central London has to offer.

A great way to explore London is to walk the route and make a photo diary of it. Just follow the discs on the ground and look out for the panels and other markers too (take some shots of them also!).

Official site and map of the route:

Destroy Flickr!

Destroy Flickr This is quite neat. Just been playing about with some Adobe AIR products (AIR being Adobe’s “web” common runtime kind of thing), and came across Destroy Flickr.

It’s interesting firstly as a demonstration of what AIR can do, but also as a neat way of viewing Flickr. Again, like a number of other apps and sites, it benefits from a darker background for viewing photos (which personally I think makes photos look better and removes the need for users to put frames on their own photos which I’m not a fan of at all *). I particularly like the layout as if you’ve scattered photos on a table to browse through, and you can drag photos around, click on them to view larger and zoom in easily.

Theme change

Just messing about with some different themes. Trying to find something a bit cleaner and wider than standard WordPress themes. Came across Hemingway and then HemingwayEx which is an extension of the former with widget support, a navigation bar, amongst other things. Looks nice so far.

Would be nice if I can get my Exhibit Engine gallery to be themed the same way with the navigation bar especially. That said, I’m using Flickr far more these days. Maybe an embedded Flickr gallery here as a page would work. The darker background suits photos better than just directing people to plain themed Flickr.