One Word Photo Challenge: Child


I haven’t  joined in with this challenge for a while, so thought I’d have a go this week with these images of children playing in and around one small part of an extensive open-space ground-level water-feature fountain at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London.

When switched off, all that is visible is a series of darker curvy outlines dotted with circular gratings set flush to the ground – and rather than being released at a constant pressure, the water comes and goes at varying heights at seemingly random times, which causes squeals of delight as an excited anticipation rises along with the height of the suddenly squirting water plumes – what fun!  🙂

One Word Photo Challenge: Child

Thursday Doors: Red


A little selection of red doors today, all taken locally here in East London – weathered doors to the shoe repair/ key cutting kiosk and red cottage doors from the Browning Road conservation area (both here in Leytonstone), and red London double-decker bus doors and red canal boat doors (both taken in Stratford)  🙂

Thursday Doors

Daily Prompt: City


Cities are inevitably made up of a rush of buildings, busy streets and railway tracks, but in many places there are also quieter urban waterways wending their way along in the background, if you know where to look, embracing a far slower pace of life.

Everyone knows the magnificent River Thames flows right through the middle of London, but there are still many other smaller tributary rivers joining it along the way.

The River Lea waterways pass by and through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, and a walk along the towpath here feels a world away from the hustle and bustle going on all around 🙂

Daily Prompt: City