Tree, St. James’s Park

St James’s Park, is probably my favourite in London. In the Summer it gets very crowded, but first thing in the morning as the sun comes up, it really is lovely. This picture isn’t first thing in the morning, but I do like the contrast between the soft pink of the blossoms and the deepContinue reading “Tree, St. James’s Park”

Asiatic Lion, London Zoo

I think I have written before about my ambivalence towards zoos. And yet, I always seem to seek them out (the same with aquariums). The weather was grey and wet as I made my way across Regent’s Park and went to ZSL London Zoo. It is rather expensive to go in (£30 for adults), butContinue reading “Asiatic Lion, London Zoo”

Grocer, London

Sometimes, life fits into phases. My London phase was marked with frequent house moves and fleeting acquaintances. But for a time, Ragbir ran my local shop and we quite often had little chats as I came in to buy odds and ends. He e was a laugh. And then one day, he said he’d hadContinue reading “Grocer, London”

Butcher, London

My wife has just asked me why I took this picture. Slow intake of breath. Because I did! At the time, I was very interested in “Working London”, particularly places which worked unusual hours, Smithfield Market (which is nearby) for example. London can be a fascinating place. Anyway, so I liked the colours on theContinue reading “Butcher, London”

Sunset, London

At last, a recent picture! I took this yesterday. I like sunset, particularly in Northern Europe where it can last a while (unlike in the tropics, where the Sun disappears with the haste of a light switch). On this occasion, I was standing by the Serpentine, looking towards Kensington Gardens, when I saw the lightContinue reading “Sunset, London”

Senate House, London

Senate House is one of Bloomsbury’s landmarks, along with the British Museum and Russell Square. Designed by Charles Holden as part of a larger development which was never built. Construction lasted between 1932-1937. This was one of the first pictures I took with my (new to me) Rolleiflex. The original print is beautifully rich inContinue reading “Senate House, London”

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, London

One of the things about being off the coast of a continent, is that you can never be quite sure what the weather will do next. Last March, just as we were coming out of winter, it suddenly snowed quite heavily and gave us all a surprise. One month later, the snow has gone andContinue reading “Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, London”

An Eye on the Ground, London

Most of my photos come from long walks. I suppose my camera is a dog substitute, encouraging me out the door in the morning. While I sometimes enjoy taking pictures of people, more often, I take pictures of details I notice. Here, the tarmac round the access hatch has sunk and cracked, which to meContinue reading “An Eye on the Ground, London”