Monthly Archives: January 2015

Peering into the square

Today’s picture is from Gordon Square in Bloomsbury, London.  Bloomsbury was home in the early 1900s to the Bloomsbury Set of leading writers, artists and thinkers, many of whom lived within a stone’s throw of each other in this part … Continue reading

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A seat amongst the flowers

Benches – they often just fade into the background as part of our “street furniture”.  They are something we barely notice, unless we happen to be looking for somewhere to park ourselves for a quick sandwich, or a brief respite … Continue reading

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Street scene

I love exploring the bits of London which are off the tourist trail – in fact this scene is very close to my home in south London.  It was part of a project I did a few years ago with … Continue reading

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Flashes of colour

I’ve been busy working on my photography food and drink project for the Guildhall Library, so I thought I’d ring the changes today and post up a flower picture! I’m always struck by just how much green space there is … Continue reading

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Laburnum walk

Chilly winds, rain and snow seem to be the main themes of the weather at the moment, so here’s something bright for today.  I’ve posted a different image previously of the Laburnum walk at Wilton House, but I think this … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain Memorial

The Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne was opened in 1999; I have visited several times over the past few years at different times of day and in different lights, and have never failed to be moved by … Continue reading

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Looking down the arcade

Burlington Arcade, just off Piccadilly, is one of my favourite shopping spaces in London.  I say that, though I should perhaps stress that it’s “window shopping” as my budget generally doesn’t stretch to any of the items on sale!  Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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Glasshouse

It’s hardly a London secret as it is known so well, but Kew Gardens is nonetheless one of my favourite spots in the city.  There are so many different views and landscapes within it, and the size of the gardens … Continue reading

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“Sweet Thames, run softly…”

The name of London’s great river, the Thames, is said to come from an old word meaning “dark”.  I guess the tidal nature of the river has always stirred up a lot of mud and silt which tends to make … Continue reading

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A spring bloom

People often talk about “the dark days of winter”, though in my experience there is plenty of light and colour if you choose to look for it.  Today’s bright and fresh image is a bit of a cheat, as it … Continue reading

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