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I am breathing…in the Cherry and Walnut Room, 60 Cannon Street, London

Neil, Louise and Oscar...

Neil, Louise and Oscar…

When I was a teenager, many moons ago, one of my Dad’s elder sisters was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, so I was always going to make the effort to watch this film.

http://www.iambreathingfilm.com/film

It’s not a film that’s on General Release, but there was a showing of it at the MWB Business Exchange in Cannon Street, London on Friday evening, 28 June 2013, and I was there, along with sixty or so other souls, to watch it…so adding the above link to this post is the very least I can do to increase awareness of this particularly cruel and devastating illness :(…

The Royal Exchange, Cornhill, City of London

The Royal Exchange, Cornhill, City of London

Cannon Street Station, City of London

Cannon Street Station, City of London

Piles of Evening Standard newspapers outside Cannon Street station, awaiting collection by homebound commuters...

Piles of Evening Standard newspapers outside Cannon Street station, awaiting collection by homebound commuters…

St Paul's Cathedral, from St Paul's Churchyard

St Paul’s Cathedral, from St Paul’s Churchyard

The Young Lovers, by Georg Erlich (1897-1966) in St. Paul's Churchyard

The Young Lovers, by Georg Erlich (1897-1966) in St. Paul’s Churchyard

Sculpture, and London buses, St Paul's Churchyard

Sculpture, and London buses, St Paul’s Churchyard

St. Paul's Cathedral, from the top of Ludgate Hill

St. Paul’s Cathedral, from the top of Ludgate Hill

Crossing Southwark Bridge...

Crossing Southwark Bridge…

An alternative view of the London Olympics, in Park Street, Southwark ;)...

An alternative view of the London Olympics, in Park Street, Southwark ;)…

Fund raising for the Globe Theatre...

Fund raising for the Globe Theatre…

Shakespeare's Globe, New Globe Walk, Southwark

Shakespeare’s Globe, New Globe Walk, Southwark

The Globe Theatre, South Bank

The Globe Theatre, South Bank

Young jazz musicians, in the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, about 9.15 pm on Friday

Young jazz musicians, in the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, about 9.15 pm on Friday

View upstream from Hungerford Bridge, around half-nine, Friday, 28th June 2013

View upstream from Hungerford Bridge, around half-nine, Friday, 28th June 2013

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A trip down to Kent via Cannon Street…

Because of track engineering work, there were no trains out of Victoria down to Kent this weekend, so I made a rare visit to Cannon Street station for the revised timetable. I didn’t mind; variety is the spice of life and all that, and moreover, there was an element of nostalgia to it all, as I lived in south-east London throughout the 1980s, so train journeys to Cannon Street and Charing Cross via London Bridge were a commonplace then. So I caught the Northern Line down to London Bridge late morning and walked to Cannon Street for my train there…

Crossing London Bridge, how can you not look downstream and capture what you see...

Crossing London Bridge, how can you not look downstream and capture what you see…

Cannon Street mainline station is essentially a commuter station, and I think is normally closed at weekends, but not today...

Cannon Street mainline station is essentially a commuter station, and I think is normally closed at weekends, but not today…

Later this year, I'll be uploading some photos of London taken from the top of The Shard, but for now, this is just a snatched shot taken from the train carriage as we moved out of London Bridge Station...

Later this year, I’ll be uploading some photos of London taken from the top of The Shard, but for now, this is just a snatched shot taken from the train carriage as we moved out of London Bridge Station…

The trip down to Kent was a fortnightly one I make to visit my Mum, and as I was making my way to her home, I passed a blackbird in some nearby park land, so here he is ;)...

The trip down to Kent was a fortnightly one I make to visit my Mum, and as I was making my way to her home, I passed a blackbird in some nearby park land, so here he is ;)…

Back at London Bridge now, and here's a poster on the Tube station platform :)...

Back at London Bridge now, and here’s a poster on the Tube station platform :)…

A interesting choice of painting on a car in Naylor Road, Whetstone, London N20 ;)

A interesting choice of painting on a car in Naylor Road, Whetstone, London N20 😉

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