Friday, March 18, 2011

The journey from Putney to Andrew and Gemma's house in Rutland.

I love this sign on the entrance to The Brompton Cemetery! 

What a colourful work area !

Some new buildings that have just been finished in Central London. I love all the glass they use these days, must be great to have all that light to work in. Mind you, l hope they have some way to open windows instead of only relying on air conditioning!
 The Cherry Blossom is out all over London at the moment...really beautiful to see and smell.
There is a demonstration opposite the Libyan Embassy in Central London against Gaddafi...peaceful most of the time but, in my mind,..good to see. At least we can do it here..protest peacefully l mean... and not get beaten up or shot at..well rarely anyway ....hopefully!

This was the first time l had seen this sculpture...rather good l thought! I had to take the image while driving past in a rather fast traffic jam ..oh no l was not driving..l was the passenger!

This next image shows loads of daffodils which are in swathes all over London. Reminds me of Wordsworth's poem.." I saw a host of golden daffodils...."

This is another new sculpture to me but it really made me smile when l saw it through the car window. What a wonderfully colourful sculpture to see on your way to work on a dull or cloudy day in London.
 Oh l do love living in this Cosmopolitian City of London.

This is the Lord's Cricket Ground which l think is interesting building. Tony would love to have a day or a season ticket here!

Saw this very moving wall sculpture outside a Hospital in London. There is one on either side of the main entrance to the hospital .

 On our way through London up to Rutland, we stopped in Hendon for a coffee and a sandwich. I had always thought of Hendon as a very smart/posh place to live. Well some of the houses might be amazing but the town centre is definitely not smart as you can see from the image below.!

 Saw this lady waiting to cross the road and just had to take an image of this amazing mass of hair.

This was the Costa Coffee shop we had our lunch in. It was very clean and comfy even though the area around it was far from clean and smart!

  As we stopped at the traffic lights, l noticed an unusal shop on the other side of the road. Can you see it? It is called "The Welly Workshop"! What a wondeful concept and name! Must try and visit the shop one day on our way up to see Andrew and Gemma.
I have tried many times to get a good image of this lion, each time we have gone past it. This one isn't very good but at least it gives you an idea of it. There is a leopard on the other side of the roundabout!

Every time we go past this "place" we giggle...wonder who actually uses it? Lorry drivers, the workman mending the road around it?

As we left London, the fog hit! Was not too bad but not very pleasant to drive in, especially when lorries and some car owners don't put their headlights on.

This decorated corridor is outside the toilets in the Supermarket near Andrew's house. It is strange but l noticed people couldn't help smiling at it as they went past .

When we arrived at Andrew and Gemma's house it was nice to see so many plants were starting to bloom in their garden. Spring has "sprung"!

can you see the insect on this leaf?


Tin Can Tart said...

I think this is one of my favourite pages of yours so far. The images are amazing I am missing so much by not venturing to far from Bristol, The beautiful red hair reminded me of Riverdance.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lynda, just (as usual) a wonderful post!! And again, as usual, your photo collection in one post would make fodder for my blog for at least a week. Or more.

There's a fun sign meme on Thursdays that the cemetary pillar would be terrific for. I'd repost to it if I were you.

I loved the Boots and your comment -- reminded us of our too brief stay in London and why we loved being in the big city for a while.

And always love your people shots, you have such a great eye.

And happy Spring. Oh to be in England now that April's (almost) here.

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