Category: Architecture

Norwich Cathedral Flow Motion

Norwich Cathedral Flow Motion

Norwich Cathedral Flow Motion from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo.

Video Description via Vimeo

Probably the world’s first cathedral flow motion. Something of a passion project for me getting to shoot my home town and capture it in it’s best light. Constructed in 1096 Norwich Cathedral dominates the Norwich skyline to this day. Was super cool getting to explore all the secret areas whilst working on the video.

Graphic Design: Edward Clark

Sound Design: Wounded Buffalo Sound Studios

Big thanks to Nikon NPS UK for the loan of camera equipment during the filming.


@Nrw_Cathedral @kwhi02 @VisitNorwich


Crook Hall and Gardens

Crook Hall and Gardens


When you visit Durham City in North East England, plan a visit Crookhall and Gardens. (Twitter: @CrookHall).

The gardens are full of history with little secluded areas, beautiful flowers and ornamental sculptures and statues.

You can also visit the The Medieval Hall which is the oldest part of Crook Hall.

Here are a few pictures I have taken over the years. You can also view the photos in the Crook Hall Flickr Album via this link:

Crook Hall House
The Angel of the North

The Angel of the North

The Angel of the North has stood looking over the A1 and A167 roads and East Coast Main Line (Railway) since 1998, therefore next year (2018) will mark the sculptures 20th birthday, let us hope that there is something special planned to celebrate this milestone. The sculpture was designed by Antony Gormley.

According to Gormley, the significance of an angel was three-fold: first, to signify that beneath the site of its construction, coal miners worked for two centuries; second, to grasp the transition from an industrial to an information age, and third, to serve as a focus for our evolving hopes and fears.

Here is a documentary of how the Angel of the North was created (the volume is not great so you may need to increase it):

A perspective that we rarely see, the Angel from above:

The Angel of the North is quite a sight when up close and due to its distinctive appearance and size it can be seen from miles around:

Completed in 1998, it is a steel sculpture of an angel, 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with wings measuring 54 metres (177 ft) across.[1] The wings do not stand straight sideways, but are angled 3.5 degrees forward; Gormley did this to create “a sense of embrace”.

My Photos:

The Angel of the North

The Angel of the North

The Angel of the North

The Angel of the North


Lone Angel

Love it or hate it, the Angel represents reflection of the past and will remain ever present in the future ahead, which is important in these uncertain times ahead. It is a symbol of peace in many ways.

Finally, I found these wonderful films on YouTube that show the reactions to the Angel of the North in Gateshead, some people love it, while others are not so keen, which is definitely fine with the greatest respect to them.

Further reading:

Amazing video of Rome

Amazing video of Rome

The time-lapse photography in this video is incredible. Also the way the video is edited together going from one scene to another is fantastic. Some amazingly skilled work going on here.

Video information via Vimeo

A Gift from Rome. Timelapse & Hyperlapse. Italy. Vatican from Kirill Neiezhmakov on Vimeo.

Rome, the Eternal City has endured for over 2,800 years and has a history and an appeal like no other city in the world.

Timelapse & Edit by Kirill Neiezhmakov e-mail:

music: Varien feat. Aloma Steele – Beyond the Surface


Footage (this and many other) available for licensing in 4K

You can download it here

Rome collection:


Canon 2x60d, 70d

Sigma 10-20 mm 4-5.6

Tokina 11-16 mm 2.8

Samyang 8 mm 3.5

Canon 17-55 mm 2.8

Canon 70-200 mm 2.8L

Vanguard Abeo Pro tripod

GoPro Hero 4 Black


Adobe After Effects, Lightroom, LRTimelapse

Rome is the capital of Italy, and its largest city. The mixture of the modern city and the plethora of monuments, piazzas, villas, museums, churches, Egyptian obelisks, along with the Colosseum, the Forum and Vatican City results in an epic, glorious ambience that will have you hooked and anticipating your next visit.

The early history of Rome is legendary. According to tradition, the city was founded by Romulus, the twin of Remus. The twins decided to build a city, but in an argument Romulus killed Remus and established the city and named it after himself.

Rome is synonymous with history. Where else can you walk in the same footsteps as the Caesars, St Peter, the Popes, Michelangelo, Dante, Raphael to name but a few? Rome also served as the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.

The “Eternal City” of Rome is the largest open-air museum in all of Europe with dozens of must-see, photogenic sites. Major attractions in the City Center are shown on the metro map above.

Pantheon, RomeThe real charm of Rome is that you can easily walk to most sites. For example, after a mid-morning tour of the impressive Pantheon, one could stroll through Piazza Navona, enjoy a gelato in Campo De Fiori, then walk across the historic Ponte Sisto Bridge into Trastevere – Rome’s oldest neighborhood – for an enjoyable lunch. Total miles walked? Less than three!

From Trastevere, it’s only a 20-minute walk along the Tiber to the Vatican. After a tour of Saint Peter’s Basilica, another short walk to Castel St. Angelo, where the best views of Rome are found atop that impressive castle.

As you can see, Rome is a walkable city, and by walking you get a real feel for the ambiance of Rome and the Italian way of life. Good, free walking maps are available all over the city, so hit the cobblestones.

Italy was certainly influenced by many powerful cultures and political forces over time, including the Byzantines, Etruscans and Greeks, but it was the world-changing impact of both the Roman civilization and the Italian Renaissance that contributed most-significantly to its status in the modern world.

Roma, capitale d’Italia, è considerata una delle più belle città del mondo. Il suo centro storico, insieme alle proprietà extraterritoriali della Santa Sede dentro la città e alla Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura, è tra i 51 siti italiani inseriti dall’Unesco nella World Heritage List.

Il centro storico, racchiuso all’interno delle mura aureliane (a sinistra del Tevere) e delle mura gianicolensi (a destra del fiume), comprende ben 25.000 punti di interesse ambientale e archeologico.

La leggenda vuole che a fondare Roma furono nel 753 a.C due fratelli, Romolo e Remo, allattati dalla famosa Lupa, divenuta ormai simbolo iconografico della Capitale, assieme a uno dei suoi monumenti più importanti: il Colosseo. Ma è la storia che ha fatto grande Roma: prima centro della Repubblica Romana, poi fulcro della vita politica e culturale dell’Impero, e, nel IV sec., capitale del mondo cristiano.

Il sito del Patrimonio Mondiale, esteso nel 1990 alle mura di Urbano VIII, comprende alcuni dei monumenti più importanti dell’antichità, tra i quali spiccano i Fori Imperiali. Poco distanti, sul colle Aventino, troviamo due capolavori, sede degli svaghi della gens romana: Le terme di Caracalla (212-217), tra i più grandiosi esempi di bagni pubblici, e il Circo Massimo, dedicato alle corse delle bighe.

Spostandosi a Nord lungo il Tevere si incontra il Mausoleo di Augusto, imponente monumento funerario voluto dall’imperatore Augusto nel 29 a.C. al suo ritorno da Alessandria, che ricorda la tomba di Alessandro Magno. Altro famoso mausoleo è quello di Adriano, su cui si innalza Castel Sant’Angelo. Radicalmente modificato in epoca medioevale e rinascimentale, è collegato alla città dello Stato del Vaticano da un corridoio fortificato, il passetto di borgo.