Monthly Archives: January 2014

Trafalgar Square

The sky was a fantastic blue today, so I headed into London to see the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, then had a wander around Trafalgar Square. There is something about the winter light which is so crisp and pure on a sunny day. I didn’t have my Nikon with me, but I couldn’t help but play with the camera on my iphone.

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I liked these nattily dressed young Londoners.

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You’d think you were in Canada, what with all the flags on Canada House.

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Phone boxes.

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The blue chicken! Oh, the blue chicken! Love!

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And, of course, Landseer’s lions.

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Nelson (he’s up there somewhere).

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A broad sweep.

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Squirrel

Taking a break from packing up the flat, I go out for a jog. The early morning light glints off the river and sends fingers of light across the park.

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There’s a fresh winter chill and a layer of frost still lingers on the grass.

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I spot a squirrel eating a nut in a tree, almost, but not quite camouflaged.

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It was just me and the squirrel. Enjoying a lovely January morning.

London Skies

The clouds hung like smoke over the Thames this morning, pressing the sky’s ceiling onto London’s skyscrapers…

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…and landmarks.  Tower Bridge…

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…and the Tower of London.

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An hour later I emerged from my meeting and patches of blue were starting to push through the clouds…

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…painting the glass skyscrapers.

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