Tyburnia And Other Parts of West London

With today’s incessant steady rain pattering overhead I scanned another set of recently discovered colour slides. These form another batch for my Streets of London series – I think from May 2008. There are always building works going on somewhere in the capital. These were in Craven Hill Gardens W2, not far from my flatContinue reading “Tyburnia And Other Parts of West London”

Polski Sklep

Unless I happen across any more in the depths of my photographic archives these are the last eight of my colour slides of the Streets of London, produced in September 2008. I scanned them today. At the corner of Chepstow Villas and Ledbury Road, new road surfacing was being carried out. Major renewal of WaterContinue reading “Polski Sklep”

Mostly Around Notting Hill

For this post I have reverted to the tried, tested, and trusted editorial facility. I have almost come to the end of my Streets of London series of colour slides produced in the first decade of this century. Today I scanned a few from May 2008. Crossing the Hammersmith & City Underground Railway line nearContinue reading “Mostly Around Notting Hill”

A Generation Gap

FOR ENLARGEMENT, CLICK ON IMAGES. THIS CAN BE REPEATED I expected to run out of data this morning, so simply scanned a handful of photographs from the Little Venice Canal Cavalcade of May 2009. This is an annual event taking place in the canal basin within sight of Beauchamp Lodge, where I rented my counsellingContinue reading “A Generation Gap”

Rambling Round Chelsea And Pimlico

A CLICK, WHICH CAN BE REPEATED, WILL ENLARGE ANY IMAGE Today I scanned a dozen colour slides dated May 2008 from my Streets of London series. Wikipedia has these snippets to offer on Pelham Place SW7: Pelham Place is a street of Grade II* listed Georgian terraced houses in South Kensington, London, England. Pelham PlaceContinue reading “Rambling Round Chelsea And Pimlico”

Samuel Beckett Defaced

Knowing we were in for heavy rain this afternoon, Jackie ventured out on this drizzly morning to tackle the storm damage. The idea was that she would free what she could from the entanglements of the fallen tree, then call me to lift it. She seemed to be taking quite a long time, so IContinue reading “Samuel Beckett Defaced”

I Couldn’t Give It Away

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Steady heavy rain fell all morning, so I delved into my photographic archives and scanned another batch of Streets of London colour slides made in May 2008. Earls Court Road runs from Old Brompton Road in SW5 to Kensington High Street in W8. The Blackbird pub,Continue reading “I Couldn’t Give It Away”

Setting Up The Barricades

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES WHEN A PICTURE IS CLICKED. INDIVIDUAL EXAMPLES CAN BE ENLARGED BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. Today having been one of continuous gale-force winds and intermittent heavy rains, the garden was delighted, and regular readers will knowContinue reading “Setting Up The Barricades”

London War Memorials

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT FOR FURTHER INCREASE IN SIZE. Paul Clarke will tell you that my Streets of London series appears on a rainy day. It has surprised us all that today is one such. The garden, after such a long heatwave, has enjoyed the heavy rain we have received, but not theContinue reading “London War Memorials”

Chapel Market

Here are the pictures that I scanned yesterday from my Streets of London series of July 2005: Percy Circus WC1 remains a tribute to 19th Century town planning and 20th Century restoration. https://www.locallocalhistory.co.uk/municipal-housing/percy/index.htm offers this description: ‘The whole area was set out on a south-facing hillside, in classical layouts; a Circus, Squares and numerous Rectangles.Continue reading “Chapel Market”