Saturday, February 28, 2009


We are in Rajahstan about 50km from the Pakistani border and about to visit a medevil fort.
So many photos which I can't upload because no wifi.
All most exotic and rather bizarre.

Arid beige and green countryside with camels, goats and sheep galore and rather brightly colored birds.
COWS aplenty of course, wandering about quite cheerfully.
Dogs everywhere - mostly lying beside the road dead asleep and rather likely to become really dead.... but haven't seen a single cat.
The women wear the most
vibrant and astounding clothes.

Visited the Viceroy's Palace in Bikaner yesterday where a small first world war plane was displayed in the main hall and could have done with a little dusting.
Lots of faded photos of Raj era dignitaries and pelts of tigers on walls etc etc.
Impossible to visit all your blogs - but I would if I could!
Love to all.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

India/beyond Jet Lag

Bumpers on a moped taxi.

From the taxi.......

Wonderful looking fruit..........don't know what it is.

Red sandstone tomb.

Monday, February 23, 2009

London Details/Kentishtown and Bermondsey Street

London moggie.

Tasteful window.

Shop where they printed our bus passes.

Books about London.

A throwback shop which hasn't altered since the 1950's.

Victorian tile work outside a pub.

The Hope Chapel lit up for the Sabbath....

...across the road from the Drinkers Paradise and the betting shop.

The Garrison gastro-pub where I ate bangers and mash.

And the walk back to London Bridge Station under the arches of the railway.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

More London/Saturday

Some London Shadows here and there.For other Shadowshots please go to Heyharriet!

Mario's Cafe in Kentishtown, an institution for Camden musicians and artists.

Which color house to choose on Kelly Street?

Kelly green.

Seriously bad photo of traffic lights at Trafalgar Square from the #88 bus.

Blueberry and carrot cupcake from a market stall in Clapham. Yum.

Buckets of spring flowers in Clapham.

If I had a garden I would have to buy all the primulas immediately.

Boots on King's Road in Chelsea.

King's Road again. How odd and thrilling to be able to sit outside in London in February.

Late afternoon light on the Thames above Battersea Bridge. From the 319 Bus. 

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Out and About in London

Opposite the bus stop. Kentish Town.

The local. Note the name.

A Wren church seen from the bus in Aldwych.

The South Bank. Outside the Festival Hall. 5pm.

Dusk over the Thames.

Rather chilly for icecream --but cheerful nonetheless.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Jet Lag/A Comfy House/ London

Coal scuttle, books, bellows from Morocco............

Wine decanters. The ones with wide bases are ships' decanters.

Kitchen. Very small dabs of Vermeer.

Bread bin and useful utensil bucket.

The mug of memory.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Walk up 18th Street

Past the post office, a new building on the corner of 7th Avenue.

A truck full of bagels.

These steps seemed to color co-ordinate themselves.

On 7th Avenue workers wait for breakfast....

And the sky is very blue.

Morning Light/Chelsea

Some hat!

About 7:45 on a nice clear morning.

The silver birch trees cast shadows on the cinema wall.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Complicated Patterns and One Simpler One

For some reason (unknown to me) they keep digging up Union Square.
I wish they would stop already.

Snacks at a friend's apartment. The carpet sort of echoes the fence above.

Madison Square Park from the bus. Very bare branches here still.

A charming child  who attended a family party.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Up High

My friend M. lives on the 48th floor of a very tall building with amazing views.
Her sitting room has curved windows...

...from which you can see almost the whole of Manhattan, both rivers and across into New Jersey and Long Island. Here is the Chrysler Building.

Here we look down onto the entrance to the Midtown Tunnel. How well I know the poster on the upper right. (It is for British Airways.)

Both of the towers are lit up at night but we see them from the other side.

How dramatic are the tall towers.