Lamppost series – 3: Westminster

For the third entry for this seminal lamppost series (*cough*), I turn to the seat of power in the land and to Westminster, or perhaps more accurately, Westminster Bridge.  There are two different lampposts that interest me here – and both feature a diadem, quite appropriate in this Diamond Jubilee Year of course. I read…

Lamppost series – 2: The London Eye

For the second in my lamppost series, I couldn’t help but link lamppost two with one of my favourite London attractions, The London Eye on the Victoria Embankment.  Continuing the regal theme, this lamppost is crowned! Look at the detailing of this cast iron dolphin at the lamppost’s base, designed, I believe, by G Vulliamy….

Photo of the Month: Blossom

I don’t think there is anything on earth I love more than the sight of cherry blossom in the Spring.  I can fully understand how the Japanese venerate these fragile blooms as I feel exactly the same.  They raise your spirits with their beauty whilst reminding you of the fragility of life – here for…

Lamppost series – 1: Buckingham Palace

The more I look around me via my faithful lens, the more I see … and there are really some cracking lampposts around.  Some of these tireless providers of light are highly decorative.  Such is the case with those lighting up Her Majesty’s London home –Buckingham Palace.  In this Diamond Jubilee year, this was the…

Four Seasons Series: St Hubert’s Church, Idsworth – 1

St Hubert’s Church, Idsworth, Hampshire – Winter Over the past year, I have been taking photographs of my favourite landscapes or sites at various Hampshire and West Sussex locations – curious to see how they would differ each season. St Hubert’s Church, Idsworth, Hampshire – Autumn I chose this amazing little church for my first set….

Four Seasons Series: St Hubert’s Church, Idsworth – 2

St Hubert’s Church, Idsworth, Hampshire – Winter This is the second set of shots I have taken over the past year of my favourite little church, St Hubert’s Church, Idsworth – the little Saxon church in the middle of the field. St Hubert’s Church, Idsworth, Hampshire – Autumn As soon as I started taking shots from…