Archive for ‘west London’

May 21, 2015

to the river

Some photos from a riverside walk in Richmond on a sunny afternoon last month….

to the river, Richmond

Richmond riverside

boathouses, Richmond

Richmond riverside

Richmond riverside

Richmond riverside

Richmond riverside

Richmond riverside

Richmond riverside
(I got divebombed by a bullfinch when I was taking this)

Richmond riverside

There’s more Richmond riverside on my blog here.

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May 12, 2015

return to Kensal Green

A couple of weeks ago I went for a wander through Kensal Green, one of London’s Magnificent Seven cemeteries. I didn’t take many photos, but the atmosphere inspired me to take a few with the Hipstamatic app on my old phone. I used to love experimenting with the different combinations of lenses/films, but I haven’t really played around with it much of late. This particular combination has always been a favourite of mine because of the way it imparts a timeless dream-like quality that is perfectly suited for old stone structures in the sunshine.

Kensal Green Cemetery

Kensal Green Cemetery

Kensal Green Cemetery

Kensal Green Cemetery

Kensal Green Cemetery

Kensal Green Cemetery

[photos taken with Hipstamatic, using the BettieXL lens and Kodot XGrizzled film]

As the post-title suggests, this wasn’t my first visit to Kensal Green, you can read my previous posts here: Kensal Green Cemetery // Faces of Kensal Green.

November 11, 2014

autumn in a Japanese garden

heron in Holland Park

fish in Holland Park

Japanese maple leaves, Holland Park

Kyoto Garden, Holland Park

Kyoto Garden, Holland Park

shishi odoshi, Holland Park

Kyoto Garden, Holland Park

Pictures from the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park, taken on my visit a couple of weeks ago.

(Previous posts about Holland Park are here and here.)

October 30, 2014

out in the autumn sunshine

On an unseasonably warm Indian summer’s day in late October, she travelled westwards, to enjoy the bright blue skies and look at brightly-feathered birds.

blue skies over Holland Park

peacock in Holland Park

She sat where Rogers sat and thought about all the other people who had sat in the same place.

sheltered bench in Holland Park

''here Rogers sat...'' in Holland Park

She admired the golden roses and green ivy outside the Ice House.

roses in Holland Park

the Ice House, Holland Park

the Ice House, Holland Park

Although she was sad to see find some grapes withered on the vine, she admired their autumn colours.
grapes in Holland Park
Holland Park

Nearby, she found some grapes that would never wither.

grapvine tile, Holland Park

grapvine tile, Holland Park

The strange flowers on the fig tree reminded her of christmas.

fig tree in Holland Park

plaque in Holland Park

She wandered past the playing field as the sun began to go down, and was happy to be right where she was.

autumn leaves in Holland Park

(This is a companion piece/sequel to this post.)