2017 Week 4

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.

Villagers pose for the photographer in front of a hedge
Gamlingay hedge protest


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.

Strata Tower and cranes

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.

Walking to the bus stop.















And on the way back to the station, we crossed the Thames, normally an attractive scene.  This is Blackfriars Bridge, looking west.

river, boats and skyline.
The river Thames in London







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