Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pictures from an English Vineyard

Depsite being full of cold (still), I managed to get out for a short wander around Denbies Wine Estate with my camera.

English Vineyard 01

The autumn colours have yet to show at the vineyard but there was a little colour in the trees.

English Vineyard 02

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Open House London – Bond Street

As part of  Open House London 2012 we had a tour of Crossrail’s new Bond Street station.  After a short presentation we were given a bird’s-eye view of the constructions sites of the two ticket halls in Davies Street and Hanover Square.

Open House London - Bond Street 01

With the popularity of such a visit there was a little bit of wait.  So I explored the area a little bit.    On the corner of Davies Street and South Molton Street is the stunning Bosideng store.

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In Davies Street is the nineteenth century terracotta building, commissioned by John Bolding and Son which is now Grays Antique Dealers. 

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A birds-eye view of one of the access shafts at the eastern ticket hall in Hanover Square.

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Blue crane delivering materials into the access shaft.

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Tour of Britain – Guildford

Tour of Britain - Guildford 01

The final stage of the Tour of Britain 2012 climaxed in Guildford on Sunday.

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The crowds gathered to choose their best vantage points.

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The Guildhall flying the Union Jack from the bell tower.

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As the bikes and riders cross the Town Bridge, it becomes a race to the finish from the bottom of the cobbled High Street. From the pack emerges a leader and the winner of the final stage, Mark Cavendish.

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Fun fair


Lights, screaming, movement, noise.  The fun fair is back in town!



Ripples on the water. Ripples on the pond.


Sat outside last Saturday morning enjoying a coffee and playing with my camera while it was sat on the table. 


I love this accidental capture, which has the Costa coffee cup in focus and opposite, the best man waiting for the arrival of a wedding party out of focus. 

Wonder where my focus was?



A tiny and ugly, little caterpillar.  But one day it will turn into a beautiful butterfly.