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Images of Mdina the old capital of Malta

Posted in Malta, Pictures with tags , , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by theroguetrooper

Built on a hill in the middle of the island of Malta Mdina makes for a fascinating place to visit.  The silent city was said to be of significant importance to the islands Phoenician settlers.  Walking around within the walled city you can’t help but marvel at the place, here are some pictures I took on my visit.

Rogues Gallery #4

Posted in Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by theroguetrooper

All of the above pictures (excepting the swans who live just next to the East Lancs Road) were taken during a weekend camping trip to Betws-y-coed.  Living as we do on a massive housing sprawl aka Norris Green in the north of Liverpool myself, Doris Cakes and the dog need to get away from time to time in order to reconnect with the natural world and get some much needed head-space.  Fresh air, no noise, no sirens, no music and no disputes in the street outside just peace and quiet.  Time to reflect and think about what we could be doing if we didn’t get so bogged down in the daily grind.

Captures in Andalucia

Posted in Pictures with tags , , , , on July 25, 2010 by theroguetrooper

Is This England?

Posted in Comment, Pictures, Speakers Corner with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2010 by theroguetrooper

St George on the breeze courtesy of Doris Cakes.


Keep Out !!!!!


There is a cat in there somewhere….

Take a seat, make yourself comfy !!!!!!

No electricity Monseiur !!

The boot on the Boot.

Little brother watching big brother …..

So is this England?  With all this talk of,  in the first instance, broken society and then the big society I thought rather than write yet another polemic (lol) I would try and catch it in pictures.  They are saying don’t ask what your country can do for you but rather what can you do for your country.  Fair enough but we don’t need to told this, not by some over-priveliged gang of boys who went to school together!  Is this England?  This is England indeed warts and all….the big bad broken society where you will find love, beauty, hope and a sense of humour in the unlikeliest of places

It is enough to drive you up the wall…

But even McDonalds in the background cannot detract from this unexpected oasis

Even the swan likes it..!

Progressive communication systems required, urgently !!

A ride, now that’s a good idea.  Let’s go.

We were talkin’ about scooters the other week, these two rolled up when we were having a pint.

Round and round and round and round we go.

Lookin’ a bit pasty there Elvis lad.

I couldn’t believe it either!

Southport in summertime.

Indeed !!!

So is this England?  Yes it is England.  A snapshot over twenty-four hours.  I am still asking myself the same question as when I started.  Is there a big society waiting to emerge?  Over a relatively small section of England I noted all manner of contradictions.  Travel a few yards and travel across real extremes.  So this is England and that big society, that is nothing more than the dream of little Englanders.

Update…I note Mr Cameron will be launching his Big Society right here in Liverpool on Monday 19th July 2010.  Let us see just how this big idea pans out.  I will be watching with interest Mr Cameron, after all I have always been community minded.

Rogues Gallery #3

Posted in Pictures with tags , on June 24, 2010 by theroguetrooper

Le chat !!!


Josh Homme

Skinheads in Marbella

Autumn sunset at the Lagoon.

Goed lad


I’m the chairman of the bored !!!!

This is England !

Rogues Gallery #2

Posted in Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by theroguetrooper

By birth.  Nature points to the soldiers of life the place where they have to fight for it. Blas Infante

In keeping with tradition

Durutti – 15 September 1932 Barcelona sums up the challenge thrown down by the anarchists:

‘The Republican-Socialists need to understand this and so we’ll say it very clearly: either the Republic resolves the peasants and industrial workers’ problems or the people will do so on their own. But can the Republic resolve those and other pressing problems? We don’t want to deceive anyone and will reply firmly, so that the entire working class hears us: neither the Republic nor any political regime of the sort – with or without the Socialists – will ever resolve the workers’ problems. A system based on private property and the authority of power cannot live without slaves. And if the workers want to be dignified, to live freely and control their own destinies, then they shouldn’t wait for the government to give them their liberty. Economic and political freedom is not something given; it has to be taken. It depends on you, the workers listening to me, whether you’ll continue being modern slaves or free men! You must decide!’

Nerja Mayo 2010

What borders? love it !!

Rogues Gallery #1

Posted in Pictures with tags , on May 3, 2010 by theroguetrooper


Welcome to the rogues gallery, it’s just a collection of pictures.  I like them, some of them I have taken, others I have stumbled across.

Took this one on a mobile phone one night we were on our way to the now legendary Dragon on Berry Street in Liverpool to dj.  For me it kinda sums up a particular period in time.  A whole scene was born in one of the smallest venue’s in the city.  Week in week out a collection of dj’s and punters wore big smiles in one of the most non-threatening and happening environments around.  Happy days indeed.

A bubble in Barcelona, simple as that really.

Robots have metal hearts, be wary of vocational training.  A world populated by competent functionaries is a dying world.  Taken in a toilet in Barcelona.

Ten days in the sun and the bracelets become appealing

Catch the pigeon.  Nerja, Spain.

Inside Te Kuilp, Amsterdam

Graffiti, Amsterdam supplied by Doris Cakes

Chymera, Amsterdam, a great place to visit.

Grafitti discourse. Amsterdam.

In honour of one squat. 25 years. Spuistraat, Amsterdam.


Right wingers be on your guard we are still here, there and everywhere !!!!!

No explanation required!!!

Well it isnt is it?

The inside of a carrier bag believe it or not.

Simply because it is colourful

Autumn sunset. Marbella. Spain

Sunset, Marbella Old Town.

Midsummer. Norris Green. Liverpool.

Mr. Spud

What you lookin’ at?

West Derby Cemetry. Taken April 2010

Modern Technology eh?