Archive for October, 2010

A city surprise

A jetty. it’s not where you’d expect to find a garden. This is Ordnance Jetty, spotted on a post-clock-change walk along the Thames Path. Other delights on the trail were Antony Gormley’s Quantum Cloud No.2, Slice of Reality and lots of great big chunks of industrial London. Thank you Gordon and Louise.

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Tate Modern: at the edges of a vast carpet of untouched ceramic seeds roped-off by health and safety fears, a border by curious, playful human beings.

Words at the Library

To design with words, you have to wade into them now and again. And where better for an enjoyable splash around than the 26 annual speech at the British Library. Man Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson was in fine comedy form in conversation with the equally-entertaining Martin Clarkson. 26 – the name comes from the […]

A Samuel Johnson moment

  Along Brushfield Street, towards Christ Church Spitalfields: My favourite view in London. I never tire of it. Hawksmoor churches are elegant show-offs in any light but it’s picked-out prettily in this pink sunset. This has been part of my alternative tour of London for a visiting schoolfriend from out of town. It started at […]

Surprise silhouette

I went out to photograph leaves and came back with this: a Victorian jet-work of twigs and cones. Landscape as fashion.

A startling bit of colour

A walk in the Black Forest? Er, not exactly: these beauties were spotted at Abbey Gardens, West Ham. And no, I’ve no idea what they are.