8 thoughts on “Summer in the City

  1. Ooh-er where’s Val’s comment gone? It must be attached to a photo. It was the summer open weekend for the local artists’ studios.
    On Friday night the light was perfect but I didn’t have my camera, so I took these this afternoon when it was overcast.
    The umbrellas are suspended on wires.
    This is just down the street from where parts of The King’s Speech were filmed.
    Must get to bed. Sweet dreams.

  2. Ah, I can see them better now, couldn’t see them properly on my phone. I must have done something by mistake and dislodged my other comment. I can see they are umbrellas now, not only colourful, but clever too. How did they do that?

  3. Umbrellas! Had me fooled too.

    Exactly where were your pics taken? It has a South London feel, reminds me of Kennington and Walworth, where I lived on and off in the late fifties and early sixties. I had several bed sits in houses like that. Had to go to the public baths in Manor Place, there were no bathrooms and the toilets were in the back yard and a cold tap on the stair landing. Braganza and Crampton Streets, Westcott Road, bed sits at £1 a week! (mind you, I only earned £4 a week) Though they’re pretty typical of Victorian London in general I suppose.

    I think a lot of the places I knew then must have been redeveloped and ‘improved.’

    Haven’t been down there for years. I must do what you do Isobel, and take my new camera with me now that it’s no longer such an effort to carry (a Canon 5D with a big lens was so heavy to lug around that it got so I never took the thing out any more).

    • Spot on Badger!
      Little point and squirt cameras are easy to carry about.

      I’m not sure if they bought the umbrellas already arranged, or if it was someone’s clever idea. Give me a bit of time and I’ll find out. 🙂

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