From Bespoke Suits To Thongs

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. My rambles around London brought me into touch with a variety of different faces of England’s capital. None more contrasting perhaps than those seen in this batch from my Streets of London series of colour slides made in July 2005. Having been once more beset byContinue reading “From Bespoke Suits To Thongs”

Who Is Lorna? Where Is She?

For those of you are new to this particular series, The Streets of London, are some 1,000 + colour slides of London which must contain the Street Name, and were all taken on walks through our capital. Today I scanned another dozen, from May 2004. This statue of Queen Victoria stands outside the Royal CourtsContinue reading “Who Is Lorna? Where Is She?”

By Appointment: Photographer To The Tourists

Just before midday Jackie delivered me to Southampton Parkway for the London train. Wandering along the car park, killing time because I was early, I contemplated car wheels, many of which were reflected in the numerous puddles. This reminded me of a recent conversation with Jackie’s brother-in-law Ron, in which he had informed me thatContinue reading “By Appointment: Photographer To The Tourists”

Pick And Mix

Last night, as for some time now, we were entertained by a number of forest owl duets.  As I have usually written my post before the overture I have forgotten to mention it before. By no means my best photograph, today’s advent picture from December 1964 shows the timeless nature of the Trafalgar square ChristmasContinue reading “Pick And Mix”

‘If It’s Worth A Photograph……’

Today’s advent picture is similar to the first, but has a different coloured central star.  This seems to me to offer far more variation than one would see today.  It is worthy of note that there are very few pedestrians admiring the window display and the vehicles on Regent Street in December 1963 are allContinue reading “‘If It’s Worth A Photograph……’”

A Gift From Norway

We drove early this morning to Ringwood for a bit more shopping, then went on to visit Helen and Bill in Poulner, after which we meandered around the northern forest villages seeking a particular photographic subject for a card idea that Jackie had.  We returned home along Roger Penny Way. The plane trees around RingwoodContinue reading “A Gift From Norway”

A Double Six

Our High Streets are dying.  Those in the smaller towns seem to have more Charity Shops than any other single outlet.  Even Bournemouth’s Castlepoint yesterday failed to produce a particular present about which I must, at the moment, be discreet, for fear of the intended recipient sussing. Before Jackie drove me to Southampton Parkway forContinue reading “A Double Six”

The Abdication

Jackie drove me to and from Southampton for my trip to London to visit first Norman, then Carol. I chose the Golden Jubilee Bridge route to walk to Green Park. The South Bank living sculpture I had photographed on 18th June had, as usual, caught the eye of another lens wielder. Making my way toContinue reading “The Abdication”

Alex Schneideman

On another oppressively humid overcast day Jackie drove me to Southampton whence I had an uneventful journey to Waterloo.  From there, along, it seemed, with the rest of the world, I walked across Golden Jubilee Bridge which runs parallel with an older railway one; past Charing Cross; through Trafalgar Square; along Pall Mall; up HaymarketContinue reading “Alex Schneideman”