Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise


It can be quite a surprise to see a full-size replica of the famous English Galleon the Golden Hinde, sitting proudly in dry-dock by the River Thames near to London Bridge. The original wooden-built sailing ship was launched in 1577 (during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I) and was used by Sir Francis Drake to circumnavigate the globe.

To my mind it’s a surprisingly small-sized vessel to have survived such an amazing journey across the world’s vast oceans! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

Moody Monochrome: Borough Market


Some moody monochrome shots taken in and around Borough Market, London Bridge, this afternoon… it’s such a noisy, vibrant hustle and bustle of a place, so I wondered if a little calming black and white might help capture some of the wonderful geometric shapes more noticably than in colour… 🙂

A-Z Challenge: A is for Arches


A is for Arches…

Wherever there are old raised railway lines built on brick bridge-style supports, there are always railway arches underneath to be utilised in a variety of ways. We’ve got quite a few railway arches here in Leytonstone, some done up as newly refurbished spaces to be rented out for modern business purposes, and some continuing as they’ve been for years…

This year for my Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’ve decided to keep it super-simple, and stick close to home with a straightforward agenda. I tend to post lots of local London images anyway, so my aim is to post at least one new (as in taken recently, and not posted before) photograph each day, taking us on a whistle-stop A-Z tour of Local Leytonstone Life; simple snapshot images of ordinary everyday things around me that capture my attention, yet don’t take me out of my daily routine too much…