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Millicent Fawcett, Lavender and Another Hero

We went on a bit of a pilgrimage today to find the new statue of Millicent Fawcett, Leader of the Suffragists, in Parliament Square, the only statue to a female among eleven men!

Millicent Fawcett

The detail on the statue is fabulous – the fabric and folds of her coat, her leather boots, her jewellery and the stitching effect on her banner…

There was a beautiful border of bee laden Lavender just nearby.

Lavender

Another of my heroes was in the square – Nelson Mandela, again with intricate detail in the bronze.

Nelson Mandela

 

 

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Tate Modern, The South Bank and St Paul’s

It was another day of 30C and we ventured out to see the Giacometti exhibition at Tate Modern, where photos are not allowed. The walk around the area was fascinating and brought back memories of being there 40 years ago when our son was in Guy’s Hospital having heart operations. I spent hours in Southwark Cathedral when D was in the operating theatre.



 
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Posted by on June 18, 2017 in Beauty

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Look Up

We were in London at the end of June and I took this photo looking up at Big Ben.  The detail took my breath away.

Beautiful Big Ben, Westminster, London

Beautiful Big Ben, Westminster, London

For others in this week’s Photo Challenge click this red link.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Between

“Between you and me, these shoes really did need a polish!” In Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly, London.

Shoeshine conversation

Shoeshine conversation

For other photos in this challenge, click here

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2014 in photography, Postaday 2014

 

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Manet Exhibition, Burlington Arcade and P J Crook

1. We loved the Manet exhibition at The Royal Academy, my favourites being the portraits of Berthe Morisot whose work I also admire. The building is very beautiful too.

2. We had never been in The Burlington Arcade before. It is carpeted! Walking through was so quiet after the buzz of London streets. There were uniformed attendants who were happy to have their photo taken and a shoe-shine stand. I loved the gloves and the fan in a shop display.

3 Through the arcade is Cork Street, a street lined with art galleries. In one we discovered the work of P J Crook which I just fell in love with. Her paintings overflow onto the frames and are just brilliant, full of imagination and wonder and all sorts of detail.

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Posting from my iPad is a challenge! I’ll put captions to my photos when we return home.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures – A Year In Cornwall

These are the photographs that I have had made into a calendar for my family who all live away from Cornwall – in Munich, Germany; in Atlanta, Georgia; in Volcano, Hawaii; in Warsaw, Poland; in Exeter, Devon;  in North Finchley, London; in Barcelona, Spain; in Dakar, Senegal and in Chilla, Devon.

Please click on any photo to reach the enlargement and to read the full caption. I have used the rectangular gallery setting but it won’t put the photos in chronological so I’ve given you them not in a gallery as well. Which do you prefer?

January 2012 - Walsingham Place, Truro, a beautiful curved Georgian terrace in Truro.

January 2012 – Walsingham Place, Truro, a beautiful curved Georgian terrace in Truro.

 February  2012 - Godrevy Lighthouse from Hayle Towans

February 2012 – Godrevy Lighthouse from Hayle Towans

 March 2012 - Daffodils in Trelissick Gardens

March 2012 – Daffodils in Trelissick Gardens

April 2012 - thrift on the cliffs at Chapelporth on the North Coast

April 2012 – thrift on the cliffs at Chapelporth on the North Coast

May 2012 - Bluebells down the lane on the way to the Duchy Nurseries to buy a tree.

May 2012 – Bluebells down the lane on the way to the Duchy Nurseries to buy a tree.

June 2012 - St Michael's Mount from Mount's Bay. The best ice creams in the worls can be found in the tea-shop here!

June 2012 – St Michael’s Mount from Mount’s Bay. The best ice creams in the world can be found in the tea-shop here!

July  2012 - From St Mawes looking over the water to the St Anthony Lighthouse. The annual regatta was in full sail.

July 2012 – From St Mawes looking over the water to the St Anthony Lighthouse. The annual regatta was in full sail.

August 2012- Looking out to Restronguet Creek from the pontoon of The Pandora Inn.

August 2012- Looking out to Restronguet Creek from the pontoon of The Pandora Inn.

September 2012 - Kynance Cove, a favourite place for the family for many years.

September 2012 – Kynance Cove, a favourite place for the family for many years.

October - Coming back into Cornwall over the Brunel Bridge over the Tamar, after our holiday in India and Nepal

October – Coming back into Cornwall over the Brunel Bridge over the Tamar, after our holiday in India and Nepal

November 2012 -  Looking towards St Ives from Hayle Towans

November 2012 – Looking towards St Ives from Hayle Towans

December 2012 Pill Creek , where we first lived when we moved to Cornwall from Birmingham when I was 6 years old. Is it any wonder I fell in love with the County?

December 2012 Pill Creek , where we first lived when we moved to Cornwall from Birmingham when I was 6 years old. Is it any wonder I fell in love with the County?

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Morning Dew, Portreath and Making up the Beds

1   Beautiful dewdrops on the tiny hairy buds of the courgettes.  We’re hoping the sun will get them flowering soon. They were planted late after the gales destroyed the earlier planting.

2   Portreath this morning was beautiful – the water turquoise, the sun glorious and lots of colour in the pavement flowers.  I have shown you the lion sculpture before but the mosaics were glinting so beautifully in the sun that I had to show you again!

3    We’ve just finished making up the beds for KJ and the Shanticot for the children and the spare room bed for P&V who will be staying here for their last weekend before going to London for two days and returning to Atlanta on Wednesday. It is truly beautiful to have so many people back in our house for the weekend.

 

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