Again, the early morning sun, casting shadows across the gravel to meet grasses on the other side of the path, worked it’s magic
on the peonies;
on new rambling red roses;
on rose tinted aquilegias;
on the clematis Doctor Ruppel;
on a somewhat nibbled geranium palmatum;
and warming the stone of a frog’s back on which a bluebottle hitched a ride.
I have mentioned before, my, as yet unpublished, Streets of London Series. From March 2004 until some time in 2008, I conducted this exercise, wandering around during breaks in my working day. The constraint I set myself was that the street signs should appear in the shots. There are many hundreds of these colour slides taken with my Olympus OM2, so I decided to embark upon scanning them. I entered the first dozen, from March to April 2004, today.
From Hanover Gate, NW1 can be seen the burnished dome of Regent’s Park mosque.
Warwick Place W9 stands on the corner of Warwick Avenue. The mind boggles at the van’s signage.
The ubiquitous McDonald’s has an outlet on the corner of York Way N1. Perhaps Securitas is coming to collect the takings.
A spindly young London Plane comes into leaf on Castellain Road W9.
Maida Avenue W2 runs alongside the Little Venice stretch of the Regent’s Canal, forming a junction with Warwick Avenue which spans the bridge. The white building on our left is The Bridge House, featured in ‘Time To Go’.
This corner of Gray’s Inn Road, WC1 stands diagonally opposite Kings Cross Station. The area is always clogged with traffic.
The station itself stands on the corner of Euston Road and York Way, N1.
The subject of the witty window cleaner sculpture in Chapel Street, NW1, scratches his head in contemplation of the task of cleaning Marks and Spencer’s glass fronted tower standing alongside Edgware Road Metropolitan Line station.
From this corner of Warwick Avenue, W2, narrow boats on the Regent’s canal are visible through the railings.
In Sardinia Street WC2, Angelo advertises his hairdressing, whilst thespians trip the tango.
The eponymous Church Street Market runs from Edgware Road. At this far end it is joined by Penfold Street, NW8.
The sign for Gracedale Road, SW, is now many miles from Furzedown, so I have inserted it in a more appropriate post.
Margery and Paul popped in for a very welcome surprise visit, ‘to check up on’ me. This was, as usual, great fun. Paul put me right on the jackdaws I had recently incorrectly identified as hooded crows. I amended the post accordingly. Thanks, Paul.
Jackie returned home early this evening, and we dined on her superb chicken and egg jalfrezi with special fried rice. She drank Hoegaarden whist I opened another bottle of the Madiran and drank some of it.