Friday, December 20, 2013

Jan 2013: Walking through Waterlow Park

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It was a cold bright day, the first day of this year

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the sun was shining brightly

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Reached there and saw this lovely if a rather forbidding church

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looks a bit like a castle

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nice structures I suppose

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but the gray bricks and stone cladding…hmmm

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St. Joseph

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The copper sheathing…

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So this is the church of St. Joseph

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The entrance has some lovely sculptures on both sides of the door and on top

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A bit lopsided.

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But does look imposing.

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Another church in the distance

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Another statue on the wall of the Virgin and the Baby

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these look so interesting..

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so I enter into the park

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its a lovely place

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with ducks on the pond, and its new years day! cold as heck

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a tiny stream…

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we specialise in this no?

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the red leaves look almost like fishes

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Koi Carp?

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its almost like a Japanese garden…

I have been looking for a stone which symbolises my garden for a long time now. something like this one.

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I just love how the trees are framed against the skies

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that’s how this little park looks

the park has been formed out of the combined grounds of 5 erstwhile houses, and then these 29 acres were donated to the council in 1889.

during the war, this was converted into allotments as part of the Dig for Victory campaign

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lovely gates

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Jan 2013: Snowy faces and shapes

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It was a snow day in January 2013.

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I decided to pop out to throw the garbage out and decided to go barefoot. BAD MISTAKE

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Snow on the lens

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Awwww, a snowy heart

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A house topped with snow?

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Lilies starting to come up

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A gnome with a blanket of snow

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Does this look like a face? I think it does

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Definitely looks like a face

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Even the bells are cold

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The birds are cold

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Snow nestled in the leaves

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Piles of snow

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I wouldnt sit there

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rows of snow

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Snow patterns on the front courtyard

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Cold beer anybody?

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We went out in the snow :)