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….

A beach resort in winter …

I love living near a beach, particularly in the winter time, where tourists are sparce and you feel like you have the whole area to yourself.  A few images of Southsea Beach, Portsmouth taken recently. Although dogs are welcome the Eastney end of Southsea Beach all year around, they can wander elsewhere off season.  I…

End of the Pier Show

Southsea Pier I admit I am something of a sucker for a pier – that magnificent iron engineering feat that projects out into the sea, standing firm (mostly) in all weathers.  A relic of the golden age of travel introduced by the Victorians, day-trippers loving promenading along the pier on their days off, dress up…