Peter Bargh

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September 28th, 2014

Golden Eagle Festival

By chance, while walking through Lincoln City centre yesterday, some bloke thrust a flier in my face.  It was for Golden Eagle Festival at the Golden Eagle Pub. Free entry and lots of bands I’d never heard of. I went and experienced the outdoor daylight selection – noon to 6pm. One band stood out – Falling Lights. Some excellent guitar playing and cool post /prog rock drum progressions. Totally unexpected after what had gone before and a few moments of goosebumps especially the opening piece. Turns out the bloke who handed me the flier was the organiser, and one of the musicians playing –

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December 10th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 344 – Empowerment

Empowerment is the title of this sculpture over the Brayford near the Waterside Shopping centre  in Lincoln. There’s a standard view of this so I tried to get it from a different angle…below. I don’t think this angle actually works as well, but I like the pigeons.

November 2nd, 2011

Benjamin Francis Leftwich -Live

Taken this evening at a gig in Lincoln’s new venue “Tokyo”
Benjamin Francis Leftwich is a great acoustic guitarist, with a wonderfully smooth and mellow voice. Very enjoyable. He was supported by Daughter
Olympus EP2 with the 40-150mm zoom.

September 10th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 253 – steampunk

Taken in the grounds of Lincoln castle at Lincoln’s annual Steampunk event organised by The Asylum
It was shot on a Pentax K20D with the built in flash as fill flash.

 

September 12th, 2010

Steampunk in Lincoln

I went to a Steampunk gathering at Lincoln this weekend.  I’d heard a bit about steampunk and knew it was a visually interesting dress style, but wasn’t expecting to see quite such incredible  characters and costumes.

After talking to a few of the “fans”  I soon learned that steampunk is based on the fictional era depicted by Jules Verne and HG Wells. Half science fiction, half fantasy steampunk takes elements of British Victorian fashion, culture and architecture and merges it into a visual feast.

steampunkExpect to see modern items redressed to give a period feel of neo-Victorianism. Fans make weird and wonderful looking contraptions, and wear brass goggles often with flick over magnifying lenses. Gadgets that would feel at home in Wilf Makepeace Lunn’s house are common sites, many attached to clothing to give added three dimension.

The Steampunks of the modern era make all their own costumes and none seem quite so spectacular as Liam Brandon Murray, who you’re likely to see at the Whitby Goth Festival too. His costumes are forever changing as new items are added to the base shell.  An outfit of leather brass and copper, merged with clock dials, pipes and furnishing makes for fascinating viewing.  You can see several of his creations on DeviantArt here:  SteampunkOverlord.

January 30th, 2004

First Date

Went on first date with Karen. I turned up in Z3 with padded leather drug dealer coat. We met at Premier Inn on the outskirts of Lincoln (Canwick Hill) for food and then went bowling. Then we went to a pub on the steep hill in Lincoln and stayed over at hers in Digby, Friday night and spent all day Saturday in Lincoln.