Well here I am in the big city or, ‘up the smoke’ as my east London relatives would say….
Every where you look there is an icon, Big Ben or St Stephen’s Tower to give it it’s proper title is almost the symbol of London. I was sitting on the Southbank having a morning Starbucks when it sounded 9 o’clock this morning, what a majestic sound.
Texture by Kim (magic script)
In Trafalgar Square there is a temporary installation on the fourth plinth there is an explanation HERE if you are interested.
Brushes by Anna Aspnes, textures by Kim (stamped softly) and DistressedFX
Walking along the Thames at twilight just as the lamps are lit…
Processed in Lightroom using Kim’s preset (chocolate)
We have two more days here so plenty of icons to visit I love London, but it is hard on the feet….
P.S. Anthropologie wow….
Joining with Kim for Texture Tuesday
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
My idea of heaven is being by the water, the sea, river or lake. So my Photo – Heart Connection this month is a photo taken at Falmouth Marina in Cornwall on a late afternoon in June….THe boat was a perfect candidate for a shot. Lost, broken and neglected it moved gently on it’s moorings . This short break in Cornwall will hold a special place in my heart, a spontaneous decision to take a few days and run away to Cornwall before schools broke up and those tiny lanes became choked with traffic. Warm mellow evenings and hot sunny days perfect….
Joining with Kat Sloma for her Photo – Heart Connection….
I have had a mixed month photographically speaking the weather has been dull and dark so I have struggled finding connections. I checked back to my January post and saw that the image was a tree with the light showing through it. And once more I have chosen an image that speaks of light of that moment when the hair on the back of your neck stands up and you get goosebumps. Well this was the image for me. Taken in early morning the harbour of Polperro in Cornwall. The tide was in, the sun was weak but this was perfect I was the only one around I had this idyllic spot all to myself.
The sea is my go to place, it’s the place where I can take a deep breath and just BE……