Over the last few years, I’ve done a bit of quiet muttering about Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk. Not that there’s anything wrong with a nicely organised day which involves groups of photographers all over the world meeting up and having a nice little walk with their cameras. No, it was more the lack of an organised walk near enough for me to get to on a Saturday. Now you might ask why I didn’t take it on myself to organise one. Well, you would if you didn’t know me, my tuit deficit and general lack of the ability to organise anything very much. Anyway, this year, Darren O’Brien did the organising, and as soon as I saw the walk listed on the website, I signed up.
Yesterday was the day, and somewhere around twenty photographers met at the Strawberry, just opposite St James’ Park. We set off for a stroll through the new university buildings, which are all very shiny, then past the City Walls, down Stowell Street, then to the Monument area via Newgate Street and Clayton Street. This was rounded off with a stroll down Grey Street and Mosley Street, ending at the Bridge Hotel.