Trails, Paths,Roads and Canals. CFFC

I had to respond to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge! “Ground, sand, dirt, paths, walks, trails and roads” was Cee’s challenge. I have some trails and also two photos of different pathways in the East End of London . Here is my response.

Monday Minstrel: Bollards! The Spoils of Victory!

I belong to a Facebook Group “Memories of London” and recently saw a post about the final resting place of the canons from the defeated army of Napoleon ! Here is a quote from the post. “After the defeat of the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, the British started to strip the…

What is Striped? What Checked?

This week Ann Christine has given us the challenge of Striped and Checked. I had to think about this challenge. Did I have anything? Striped? Checked? I searched my archives. Chihuly glass. Striped at Kew Gardens. A covered arena in Florida. Striped and checked . Striped support in modern London architecture. A checkered window and…

Chihuly:Reflections on Nature

Sunday October 27 was the last day of the Chihuly exhibition of glass sculptures at Kew Gardens. I had been waiting to see this and the weather deities granted a beautiful sunny day. The sculptures are dotted about through the gardens with several in the Temperate house. The first one greeted us at the Victoria…

A Square Viewed

I am hastily joining the “square gang” devised by Becky at The Life of B. Her lines and squares challenge will end on October 31 and , time flies, we are almost there. So here are my “squares”. Squares in London are green spaces which may be open to the public or are restricted for…

And we are off!!

I am off to London, with my husband, for a two week holiday. It will be a welcome change of routine and a chance to see relatives and our son who lives in London. If something strikes me as vital to communicate to you, fellow bloggers, I will get a post up but if not…

I Pick London!

“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” Dr. Samuel Johnson London is my favorite city in the world. I visited it often when I was a child…

Which Way ?

Which Way Photo Challenge Which way? Across the Albert Bridge in London? Up the stairs to the roof of the White Tower at the Tower of London? Or through the forest with my horse Biasini? Or get out of the “way” of the charging knight and horse in armour! Which Way Photo Challenge

Monday Minstrel: Looking through….

Today I am responding to the Lens-Artists weekly photo challenge. This weeks challenge (Window) comes from Leya. This photo above is a detail from a window in Wilton House in England. Here is another from Wilton House. And this is a favorite of mine. The view from the Tate Modern Gallery on London’s South Bank…