A Weekend Diary

…words and images from England's green and pleasant land…

Archive for the category “Southsea”

Southsea Spring Bank Holiday 2013

Rag doll in a shop window, Albert Road, Southsea

Rag doll in a shop window, Albert Road, Southsea


Another shop window, Albert Road...

Another shop window, Albert Road…


Flowering cherry, near Canoe Lake, Southsea

Flowering cherry, near Canoe Lake, Southsea


Southsea Greenhouse Community Garden, near Canoe Lake (artwork by Fark)

Southsea Greenhouse Community Garden, near Canoe Lake (artwork by Fark)


Swan, Canoe Lake, Southsea

Swan, Canoe Lake, Southsea


Another swan, Canoe Lake

Another swan, Canoe Lake


Build Your Own Dalek, shop window, Eastney, Portsmouth

Build Your Own Dalek, shop window, Eastney, Portsmouth

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Fareham, Fratton, Waterloo and Whetstone…

A traditional red telephone box in Fareham West Street

A traditional red telephone box in Fareham West Street

In a shop window in West Street, Fareham

In a shop window in West Street, Fareham

An evening sky in Fareham West Street

An evening sky in Fareham West Street

And another...

And another…

In Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton, Portsmouth

In Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton, Portsmouth

Cuneo statue, on the concourse of Waterloo Station, London

Cuneo statue, on the concourse of Waterloo Station, London

Through a station window at Totteridge and Whetstone Tube Station, looking north towards High Barnet

Through a station window at Totteridge and Whetstone Tube Station, looking north towards High Barnet

Young cyclists, Swan Lane Open Space, early evening...

Young cyclists, Swan Lane Open Space, early evening…

Woman walking her dog, Swan Lane Open Space, early evening

Woman walking her dog, Swan Lane Open Space, early evening

Setting sun, amidst trees, London N12

Setting sun, amidst trees, London N12

Fratton, Fareham…and London…

Business in Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton, Portsmouth...but the Strip Joint is all about paint stripping ;)

Business in Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton, Portsmouth…but the Strip Joint is all about paint stripping 😉

Shop front in Fareham West Street

Shop front in Fareham West Street

Vessel on the River Thames, approaching Waterloo Bridge...

Vessel on the River Thames, approaching Waterloo Bridge…

The long-derelict Battersea Power Station, as seen from a Kent-bound train leaving Victoria station late this afternoon...

The long-derelict Battersea Power Station, as seen from a Kent-bound train leaving Victoria station late this afternoon…

Southsea on a sunny Sunday afternoon…

Approaching Canoe Lake, near Southsea seafront...

Approaching Canoe Lake, near Southsea seafront…

[ISO 160, 5mm, f3.4, 1/500, AWB]

Canoe Lake, Southsea, from beneath the shade of a tree

Canoe Lake, Southsea, from beneath the shade of a tree

[ISO 160, 16mm, f4.5, 1/1000, AWB]

A swan, one of many on Canoe Lake...

A swan, one of many on Canoe Lake…

[ISO 160, 21mm, f4.5, 1/1000, AWB]

The Swan

This laboring of ours with all that remains undone,
as if still bound to it,
is like the lumbering gait of the swan.

And then our dying—releasing ourselves
from the very ground on which we stood—
is like the way he hesitantly lowers himself

into the water. It gently receives him,
and, gladly yielding, flows back beneath him,
as wave follows wave,
while he, now wholly serene and sure,
with regal composure,
allows himself to glide.

(translation by Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows)

Rainer Maria Rilke

Strolling along the seafront...

Strolling along the seafront…

[ISO 160, 51mm, f8, 1/1250, AWB]

Rocks and waves...

Rocks and waves…

[ISO 160, 20mm, f4.5, 1/400, AWB]

Young man sea watching...

Young man sea watching…

[ISO 160, 24mm, f5.6, 1/1250, AWB]

Looking eastwards towards South Parade Pier...

Looking eastwards towards South Parade Pier…

[ISO 80, 14mm, f4.5, 1/800, AWB]

Looking westwards along the seafront...

Looking westwards along the seafront…

[ISO 100, 12mm, f8, 1/2000, AWB]

Looking weswards towards Portsmouth Harbour...

Looking weswards towards Portsmouth Harbour…

[ISO 125, 12mm, f4, 1/500, AWB]

A small boat in the distance...

A small boat in the distance…

[ISO 80, 51mm, f5.6, 1/640, AWB]

A flower and some feathers...

A flower and some feathers…

[ISO 160, 5mm, f3.4, 1/640, AWB]

A pathway through trees...

A pathway through trees…

[ISO 160, 6mm, f3.5, 1/640, AWB]

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