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A photo (or three) a day for 2012.

‘…Tomorrow the mountains will separate us; After tomorrow – who can say?’

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…


Some things in life are a long haul, but it’s best to keep a smile on your face...;)

Some things in life are a long haul, but it’s best to keep a smile on your face…;)


Finally, thanks to everyone who has visited this site in the past year, liked or commented on a post, and with special thanks to secret squirrel, wightvixen, andelieya, and Chris, who have accompanied me on this journey, for all, or part, of the way…a prosperous and Happy New Year to you all  xxxx

Finally, thanks to everyone who has visited this site in the past year, liked or commented on a post, and with special thanks to secret squirrel, wightvixen, andelieya, and Chris, who have accompanied me on this journey, for all, or part, of the way…a prosperous and Happy New Year to you all🙂 xxxx

Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park…

St Mark's Church, in Prince Albert Road, north of Regent's Park, south of Primrose Hill...

St Mark’s Church, in Prince Albert Road, north of Regent’s Park, south of Primrose Hill…


Feng Shang Chinese Restaurant, Regent's Park Canal, north of Regent's Park...

Feng Shang Chinese Restaurant, Regent’s Park Canal, north of Regent’s Park…


Atop Primrose Hill, and the weather today was mercifully kind ;)...

Atop Primrose Hill, and the weather today was mercifully kind ;)…


"I have conversed with the spiritual sun. I saw him on Primrose Hill." William Blake, English poet and artist (1757-1827)...

“I have conversed with the spiritual sun. I saw him on Primrose Hill.” William Blake, English poet and artist (1757-1827)…


Zooming in, to show St. Paul's Cathedral and The Shard, London's tallest building...

Zooming in, to show St. Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard, London’s tallest building…


In Queen Mary's Garden, Regent's Park...

In Queen Mary’s Garden, Regent’s Park…


Also in Queen Mary's Garden...

Also in Queen Mary’s Garden…


Queen Mary's Garden waterfall water coursing over a mossy stone...

Queen Mary’s Garden waterfall water coursing over a mossy stone…


So here it is, the year's final London image on this photoblog; the connecting passage between the Bakerloo and Northern Lines at Embankment Tube station...:).

So here it is, the year’s final London image on this photoblog: the connecting passage between the Bakerloo and Northern Lines at Embankment Tube station…:).

A Rainy Day in London Town…

Metropolitan Line platforms, Baker Street Tube Station...

Metropolitan Line platforms, Baker Street Tube Station…


I was in Baker Street to get my hair cut, but here's the queue for the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Baker Street, at about three o'clock this afternoon... ;)

I was in Baker Street to get my hair cut, but here’s the queue for the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Baker Street, at about three o’clock this afternoon…😉


Then it was off to Camden Town for a look around there...

Then it was off to Camden Town for a look around there…


There are several shops in Camden High Street with interesting adornments above...

There are several shops in Camden High Street with interesting adornments above…


Tree overlooking Camden Lock...

Tree overlooking Camden Lock…


A food stall beside Camden Lock, with some interesting seating to the right ;)...

A food stall beside Camden Lock, with some interesting seating to the right ;)…


Another  stall, of very many, at Camden Lock....I bought myself a few Blues CDs nearby...

Another stall, of very many, at Camden Lock….I bought myself a few Blues CDs nearby…


Some posters in a shop window in Camden High Street that caught my attention as I passed by...

Some posters in a shop window in Camden High Street that caught my attention as I passed by…


...and back home via Mornington Crescent station, at the southern end of Camden Town...

…and back home via Mornington Crescent station, at the southern end of Camden Town…

The year’s last visit to London’s South Bank…

The IMAX cinema illuminated...

The IMAX cinema illuminated…


A semi-abstract composition with a South Bank fountain in the foreground and the Queen Elizabeth Hall beyond...

A semi-abstract composition with a South Bank fountain in the foreground and the Queen Elizabeth Hall beyond…


This week's Friday Tonic gig, in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, between 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm, was The Liane Carroll Trio, and excellent they were too :)

This week’s Friday Tonic gig, in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, between 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm, was The Liane Carroll Trio, and excellent they were too🙂


The music was initially jazz standards, but became more diversified later...

The music was initially jazz standards, but became more diversified later…


Apologies there are no photos of the the guitarist (Roger Carey) and drummer (Mark Fletcher) here, but they weren't visible from where I was sitting on the floor ;)...

Apologies there are no photos of the the guitarist (Roger Carey) and drummer (Mark Fletcher) here, but they weren’t visible from where I was sitting on the floor ;)…


Liane was seated at the piano throughout, with the exception of one song 'Fever' in which she encouraged an audience singalong :)...

Liane was seated at the piano throughout, with the exception of one song ‘Fever’ in which she encouraged an audience singalong :)…


The set finished with the Trio's version of 'Fairytale of New York', as popularised by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl...

The set finished with the Trio’s version of ‘Fairytale of New York’, as popularised by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl…


The Queen Elizabeth Hall...

The Queen Elizabeth Hall…


The Christmas Tree in front of the Queen Elizabeth Hall...

The Christmas Tree in front of the Queen Elizabeth Hall…

Shops in Albert Road and Fawcett Road, Southsea, and some schoolchildren’s paintings adorning a construction site, off Winston Churchill Avenue…

Shops at the western end of Albert Road, from outside the Kings Theatre...

Shops at the western end of Albert Road, from outside the Kings Theatre…


Three shops on the southern side of Albert Road...

Three shops on the southern side of Albert Road…


Apparently nameless shop on the eastern side of Fawcett Road...[since this upload, the shop has now been given a name, i.e. 'Porterbella Fawcett' - 03/03/2013]

Apparently nameless shop on the eastern side of Fawcett Road…[since this upload, the shop has now been given a name, i.e. ‘Porterbella Fawcett’ – 03/03/2013]


Cottage Grove...We Love Portsmouth

Cottage Grove…We Love Portsmouth


Omega 1

Omega 1


Somers Park Primary School...

Somers Park Primary School…


Cliffdale...

Cliffdale…


St Luke's and St Peter's...Share the Love...

St Luke’s and St Peter’s…Share the Love…


Omega 2

Omega 2

Boxing Day Sales at Gunwharf Quays…so two last pictures of the Spinnaker Tower, and one of…a tailfin and some reindeer ;)

The Spinnaker Tower, approaching dusk...

The Spinnaker Tower, approaching dusk…


A tailfin sculpture amid some Christmas paraphenalia at Gunwharf Quays...

A tailfin sculpture amid some Christmas paraphenalia at Gunwharf Quays…


Four real trees, a red Christmas tree, and the Spinnaker beyond...

Four real trees, a red Christmas tree, and the Spinnaker beyond…

An afternoon ramble around Southsea…

Anyone fancy a Christmas Day swim?

Anyone fancy a Christmas Day swim?


Just a brief, light shower despite the clouds...

Just a brief, light shower despite the clouds…


Seating on Southsea seafront...

Seating on Southsea seafront…


The Naval War Memorial...and the Spinnaker Tower in the distance...

The Naval War Memorial…and the Spinnaker Tower in the distance…


Rocks and waves...

Rocks and waves…


Moon and bird...

Moon and bird…


United Salons unisex hairdressers in Castle Street...

United Salons unisex hairdressers in Castle Street…


Chantelle shop window...

Chantelle shop window…


Junction of Albert Road with Exmouth Road, with the Kings Theatre on the left...

Junction of Albert Road with Exmouth Road, with the Kings Theatre on the left…

Standing in the dock at Southampton…not trying to get to Holland or France…;)

Holy Rood Church and QE2 Anchor. High Street, Southampton...

Holy Rood Church and QE2 Anchor. High Street, Southampton…


Clock and bells, Holy Rood Church...

Clock and bells, Holy Rood Church…


Red car and Red Falcon ferry at Town Quay...

Red car and Red Falcon ferry at Town Quay…


Seagull among puddles, at Town Quay...

Seagull among puddles, at Town Quay…


Silhouetted boat and a moody sky...

Silhouetted boat and a moody sky…


Red car at Town Quay...

Red car at Town Quay…


Red Funnel ferry at Town Quay...

Red Funnel ferry at Town Quay…


Red Funnel ferries and seagull at Town Quay...

Red Funnel ferries and seagull at Town Quay…


...and a Christmas tree for a friend in South Carolina..;)

…and a Christmas tree for a friend in South Carolina..;)

And Sunday afternoon in Hampstead…

Giraffe peering out of the doorway of 'The 100 Acres' shop in Heath Street, Hampstead...;)

Giraffe peering out of the doorway of ‘The 100 Acres’ shop in Heath Street, Hampstead…;)


An aesthetically pleasing curved corridor near the lifts down to the platforms at Hampstead Tube station. If the lifts are out of action this corridor leads to a staircase ... ;)

An aesthetically pleasing curved corridor near the lifts down to the platforms at Hampstead Tube station. If the lifts are out of action this corridor leads to a staircase …😉


The pillar box in the foreground of this shot in the High Street is actually a Penfold Pillar Box dating from about 1870, an historical monument, and is no longer in use (the Post Office is on the other side of the road). However, I did wonder when taking this photo, which was the older, the pillar box or the tree beyond it ;).

The pillar box in the foreground of this shot in the High Street is actually a Penfold Pillar Box dating from about 1870, an historical monument, and is no longer in use (the Post Office is on the other side of the road). However, I did wonder when taking this photo, which was the older, the pillar box or the tree beyond it😉.

Saturday evening in London’s West End…

The Criterion Theatre, in Coventry Street, where 'The 39 Steps' is currently showing...

The Criterion Theatre, in Coventry Street, where ‘The 39 Steps’ is currently showing…


Wardour Street, at the western edge of London's Chinatown...

Wardour Street, at the western edge of London’s Chinatown…


The statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus, silhouetted against the electronic advertising hoardings...

The statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus, silhouetted against electronic advertising hoardings…

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