Friday, March 27, 2009

Retail Therapy

(This post is in response to a suggestion kindly offered by Dirt Princess, who showed pictures of her neighbourhood:

Today I am off to do a spot of shopping. So I leave the house,

and set off up the street:

All of the front gardens are different. Some are modern:

Some more traditional:

At the end of the street there are a vet's, a hairdresser's, a fishing tackle shop, a newsagent, a tiny supermarket, and my destination:

Having made my selection, I walk back down the other side, to see different gardens including this one:

Back home again,

... where my purchase is inspected by the quality control department:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Passing through

During my travels at the week-end I passed through Wellingborough railway station. The detail of the architecture caught my eye.

From Wikipedia I learn that it was built in 1857 (designed by C A Driver). There is apparently a plan to rotate the whole building shortly when that part of the town is rebuilt. Even more uncanny is the detail of an accident in 1898 when a trolley ran onto the track in front of an express train, killing 6 people and injuring 65: a ripple nearly lost in time.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Walk in the Park

Today I went to meet two friends in London. I am happy to report we had a pleasant and totally respectable afternoon.

I took some photographs of my walk from St James's Park underground station to Piccadilly.