VE day – Victory in Europe

The nation will be returning to the 40’s this May to celebrate VE Day – Victory in Europe Day: Friday 8th being a day of remembrance, Saturday 9th – one of celebration – and Sunday 10th, a day for thanksgiving. At the heart of the festivities will be St James’s Park, London’s oldest park and for…

Queen Victoria’s Holiday Home

I have long wanted to visit Osborne House, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s Tuscan styled holiday home on the Isle of Wight so it was with great pleasure that I finally fulfilled this ambition. The House itself is in a beautiful position, with views across landscaped gardens down to a  distant sea. The shame of…

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 – 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…