Setting Up The Barricades

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Today having been one of continuous gale-force winds and intermittent heavy rains, the garden was delighted, and regular readers will know that for me that meant a forage in my archives.

I scanned a baker’s dozen of the Streets of London series from July 2007.

Porchester Gardens W2

Porchester Gardens,

Queensborogh Passage W2 7.07

Queensborough Passage,

Streets of London Queensborough Mews W2 7.07

and Queensborough Mews are all in Bayswater’s W2 district,

as is Porchester Terrace.

The Catholic Church of St Mary of the Angels in Moorhouse Road is also visible from the corner of Head’s Mews.

Fulton Mews demands various viewpoints.

Westbourne Grove W11, Ledbury Road W11 7.07

Over at the Notting Hill area Westbourne Grove, W11,

Westbourne Grove Mews W11 7.07

 

Westbourne Grove Mews,

Ledbury Road W11 7.07

and Ledbury Road were all preparing for the Notting Hill Carnival. All the shops put up barricades against the inevitable damage, including the use of wialls and doorways as urinals.

This post has been completed in the Royal Oak because we cannot access the internet. Elizabeth, Jacki, and I are now returning home where Danni and Andy are dining with us on Jackie’s delicious sausage casserole.

 

 

54 thoughts on “Setting Up The Barricades

  1. That’s something I’ve never got round to going to, the Notting Hill Carnival. Having read your account of the preparations, I’m not sure I want to now! Interesting post, Derrick πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I always so enjoy your posts of London past – they tickle the fusty corners of my memory very effectively and are always such brilliant pictures.

  3. Rain! Wonderful!
    Thank you for taking us with you via your beautiful photos! I love all the different kinds of architecture! I can look at it, and study it, for the l-o-n-g-e-s-t time!
    Hope your internet is back soon.
    Ours goes out sometimes during stormy weather. Not sure WHERE it goes…maybe it goes out and about in town or on vacation! πŸ˜€
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  4. I found myself enjoying comparing and contrasting the windows but it is rather shocking for places to have to barricade themselves against a celebration. Hurray for some rain, but sorry about the internet. I’m impressed you could focus enough to post this from the pub!

  5. The weather seems to be all or nothing, and those poor campers in France…. I think we are in for more extremes of weather in the future.. Looking at the berries on the trees Derrick here, and a sure sign nature is preparing wildlife for a long winter..

  6. Three cheers for rainy days, when they send you to the archives. πŸ™‚ I enjoy these photos so much because I have never seen England. When I travel I prefer to see what it really looks like: regular streets and regular people doing ordinary things. I see this in your photos.

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  8. They had a pub in Leeds near the University called “The Library”. Have you considered having the pub renamed? Blogging from the “Reading Room” or the “East Wing” has its possibilities…

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