A Weekend Diary

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

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Seeing off a loved one at Gatwick Airport…and a riverside walk along the north bank of the Thames

Gatwick Airport, North Terminal

Gatwick Airport, North Terminal


North Terminal check-in/bag-drop...

North Terminal check-in/bag-drop…


Awaiting a train to London Bridge...

Awaiting a train to London Bridge…


Two men scaling The Shard...

Two men scaling The Shard…


Oystergate Walk, with London Bridge and The Shard beyond

Oystergate Walk, with London Bridge and The Shard beyond


The Banker pub, near Pauls Walk

The Banker pub, near Pauls Walk


The Millennium Bridge, with Southwark Bridge beyond...

The Millennium Bridge, with Southwark Bridge beyond…


A riverside flower...with a busker nearby playing an acoustic version of Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven'

A riverside flower…with a busker nearby playing an acoustic version of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’


Cormorant sitting...

Cormorant sitting…


And the same bird taking flight...

And the same bird taking flight…


View across the river to the South Bank

View across the river to the South Bank


Sphinx, and a distant London Eye...

Sphinx, and a distant London Eye…

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…

The snow returns to Whetstone…and down by the River Thames…

Swan Lane Open Space, London N20

Swan Lane Open Space, London N20

Frozen magnolia flowers

Frozen magnolia flowers

A children's plaything, Swan Lane Open Space

A children’s plaything, Swan Lane Open Space

A Canada Goose

A Canada Goose

A female duck

A female duck

A male duck

A male duck

Icy leaves and flower

Icy leaves and flower

Spring flowers

Spring flowers

In memory of Alf Jackson

In memory of Alf Jackson

Waterloo Bridge and the City of London beyond

Waterloo Bridge and the City of London beyond

St. Paul's Cathedral, as zoomed in from Hungerford Bridge

St. Paul’s Cathedral, as zoomed in from Hungerford Bridge

The Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, on the South Bank, early Saturday evening...

The Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, on the South Bank, early Saturday evening…

More from Hampshire and London…

A roosting dove (or pigeon) in a tree in Titchfield, Hampshire..

A roosting dove/pigeon in a tree in Titchfield, Hampshire..

(19/02/13, 14:13, ISO 80, f5.6, 1/320, AWB)

A seat for Portsmouth at the United Nations next year...maybe ;)...

A seat for Portsmouth at the United Nations next year…maybe ;)…

(21/02/13, 07:33, ISO 80, f3.4, 1/60, AWB)

View of Westminster, upstream from Hungerford Bridge...

View of Westminster, upstream from Hungerford Bridge…

(23/02/13, 17:19, ISO 200, f3.5, 1/30, AWB)

An hour or so later, I returned to Hungerford Bridge, but now looking downstream, with, to the right, a red-lit National Theatre and Purcell Room on the South Bank, and further right, the Shard some distance beyond, near London Bridge...

An hour or so later, I returned to Hungerford Bridge, but now looking downstream, with, to the right, a red-lit National Theatre and Purcell Room on the South Bank, and further right, the Shard some distance beyond, near London Bridge…

(23/02/13, 18:09, ISO 800, f4.5, 1/8, AWB)

Hungerford Bridge leads directly back into Charing Cross Station, on the north bank of the Thames, but before you enter the station itself, there’s a small market with a handful of stalls. The following two photos were taken in the said market, but I couldn’t decide whether I preferred the image in colour or in monochrome, hence both are included here…c’est à vous 😉

So, monochrome first...

So, monochrome first…

(23/02/13, 18:12, ISO 500, f3.4, 1/20, AWB)

...and then in colour...

…and then in colour…

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