Monday, July 28, 2008

Brixton railway Bridge


This bridge at Brixton always used to give me the feeling that I was entering London proper when coming from the South on the A23. To me it was the gateway to the capital. London seems to have grown, and even Purley and Croydon a few miles south with their red zones and London Corporation crests feel more like part of the capital now.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Abinger Hammer

This cyclist was with me for a long stretch of the A25. I kept stopping and he caught up and overtook, then I drove past him...

Abinger Hammer is one of those places that made a strong impression when I was young, long before I came to Abingdon. Thats the famous Clock struck with a Hammer, jutting across the road, and the Abinger Arms behind. I walked on Abinger Common, and stopped at the next village along called Wotton. Abingdon has a Wootton.

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Silent Pool


Last time I went to the Silent Pool, near Shere in Surrey, it had dried out and all I could see was its muddy bottom. That was about fifteen years ago and a great disappointment. But today it was full of water but looking a bit overgrown with pond weed. Not quite the tree lined eerily quiet lake, of my imagination. There is a story that a brother and sister drowned here, and she is sometimes seen floating on the surface.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Brick Lane artwork


When I found him, he was in one of his favourite haunts - Brick Lane in London

Monsters everywhere

Friday, July 04, 2008

Not There...


They had released him from the hospital. But to where? At Paddington Station The Great Western Staff Band played for the people waiting for trains. But he wasn't there...

Huge crowds near the embankment celebrated TFI Friday. But he wasn't there.

He was not there near Nelson Mandela beside Festival Hall ...

Two London Hospitals


St Mary's, Paddington

University College London Hospital

But he wasn't to be found at either. Where is he gone?