Saturday, 30 March 2013

London Reinvents Itself

Happy Easter as the streets behind Regent Street start to bloom again - and look, no blacktop.
And of course the city of Amsterdam is also celebrating its renewal with Queen's Day, the Inauguration, and the re-opening of the Rijksmuseum.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Sculptural furniture and sculpture of a giraffe by Joseph Paxton at Liberty Regent Street

Thursday, 21 March 2013

A Part of the Apollo Victoria

The building is obscured by scaffolding and too near the Victoria Station works across the road to get a long view – but what restoration potential this building has.



Wednesday, 13 March 2013

A Sign of Spring?

yes . . . but also a sign of road soot on residential roads with schools nearby.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Monday, 11 March 2013

Wonky Soho Gable in Brewer Street - oops, Beak Street

. . . to start the week. Photographed mid afternoon so there's a lot of shadow. The ground floor is actually painted orange - in tooth-tingling contrast to the pink top. Here's the link to the street's history.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

More Retailing Wonders . . .

. . . this time from the Golborne Road Notting Hill. Just imagine if the small but beautiful retail buildings of Oxford Street were transformed into niche designer shops. And with the odd Belgian chocolate shop along the way for mochas.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

This Makes me Smile




Even for a non-handbag-loving person, this is a nice - and very Notting Hill - way of displaying a bag.

Monday, 4 March 2013