There was a protest in our village, in support of a hedge. Actually the hedge was only part of the protest, a symbol of what might be lost in the event of unconstrained housing development which both extended the village and which lost us an ancient hedge. So we had a photo call for the local newspaper in preparation for another hearing by the District Planning Committee. The chap at the stepladder is the photographer for the newspaper.
A visit to London is always going to be good for some different photos, and Elephant and Castle, where there is a fair amount of development under way, was a case in point. Here is Strata Tower, a residential building with its own wind turbines in the top (not shown here). It’s a shame that the turbines may not be used because the vibration disturbs the residents in the higher flats. I liked the juxtaposition of cranes and architecture.
And a visit to family was the reason for my presence in London. Grandma reads to two small brothers.
But then Grandma stole one away to stay with her for a couple of days – Mum and Dad get a rest.
And on the way back to the station, we crossed the Thames, normally an attractive scene. This is Blackfriars Bridge, looking west.