December 10, 2006

Autumn's here again

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In the three years I've been updating this weblog, we come to one of my favourite times of year again. When the leaves start to spill onto the crisp green grass, before they turn into yukky, squelchy mud.
Here's another of my regular 'haunts', Primrose Hill.

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March 04, 2006

Do not feed the pigeons

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Do not feed the pigeons. Fitzroy Square, London.

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February 09, 2006

Winter's on its way out...

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Unfortunately I've yet to see snow this winter, but the satisfying sunshine shone brightly today and I happened to have my camera to hand while going for a stroll in the park. Working next to Regent's Park is pretty good -- if you're ever in a bad mood you can go for a walk there.


regent's park fountain

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March 04, 2005

Fitzroy Square, London

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Fitzroy Square - a private square open to the public from May to September - covered in a blanket of snow which disappeared only a couple of hours later, giving way to radiant sunshine. Some loss of sharpness during the resizing. A typical London scene, surrounded by expensive private clinics such as the London foot hospital and a hospital for the clergy. Just off the aforementioned diesel-choked Euston Rd.

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Daffodils in the snow, Barbican, London

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Daffodils in the snow at Barbican, London. The snow melted three hours later, so the daffodils weren't all that cold.

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December 13, 2004

Early afternoon light

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There's not as much fog in London as there used to be. There's more pollution, perhaps, but not as much fog visible to the naked eye. None of that industrial pea soup. Sometimes, though, you might see some misty bits.

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September 05, 2004

Hampstead Heath

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A walk along Hampstead Heath, Saturday 4 September.

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August 03, 2004

Cabbage

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In the garden

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July 19, 2004

Mile of Lavender

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Lavender grows on a small hill next to Mile End Park, East London

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April 19, 2004

Finsbury Park, London

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Just before we did the Parkland Walk, I decided to take a photo of this home in Finsbury Park, London. A rare glimpse of sunlight and blue skies on an April afternoon, indeed!

The walk goes along a disused railway which has been overtaken by nature. It is rather wild. You can see some more photos at NYCLondon.com.

Housekeeping stuff: All my previous blog entries allow you to click on the image and open it in a new window. This was rather pointless because the images on the blog are exactly the same size as the pop-ups, so from now on I'll just be embedding the pictures within the blog entries themselves.

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February 10, 2004

Hyde Park Snow

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Bit of an old photo this week, taken in December 2000. It was the first time I'd ever seen a proper snowfall! And it was all gone by 11AM. I rushed outside with my camera at 6AM and took lots of photos. I also remember calling up my friend Melinda (in the same boat as me), waking her up and telling her to look outside. She screamed.

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December 01, 2003

Bench, Regent's Park



Snow, sunlight and a stroll.

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Mute Swans, Regent's Park


Some mute swans and other ducks in the snow earlier this year at Regent's Park one morning. Normally in the summer this is where we go rowing! I posted this photo today because we've just bought Bjork's DVD documentary, Inside Bjork for 9.99 pounds on Amazon.co.uk and she's into swans. It's an excellent documentary. I also got Miniscule for the same price, but we haven't watched that yet! If you didn't know, the Queen has a prerogative over all swans in England and Wales and any unmarked swan on the Thames belongs to her. Swans are cool - seeing as there are no ibises like I was used to in Sydney's Royal Botanical Gardens, I make do with the swans.

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November 09, 2003

A flower at home



Can anyone please tell me the name of this plant? It used to be my friend Domenica's (who lived with me), but she gave it up for dead when she moved into a new flat. It sprouted two flowers over summer and has grown a heap of new leaves for winter!

We went to Manna Veg vegetarian restaurant in Primrose Hill for Sunday brunch today, and it was excellent!

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September 29, 2003

Regent's Park


Earlier this year, just after dawn, crunchy, dusty snow remained on the ground of Regent's Park in London

Before the sunlight and the footprints of joggers threatened to smudge away the fine crystals of snow, I wandered around the deserted park and atop Primrose Hill for a monocrome view of the city. No more leaves on the trees.

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