This may not be right for this challenge as the blurb talked about long exposures. However, for me, this picture has a dreamlike quality because the focus on the bricks makes the poppy ghostlike, intangible, the stuff of dreams where you reach but cannot grasp. Apologies if it is not what you hoped to see.
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Those wonderful people at the South bank have been at it again. Artists from around the globe have contributed to this summer’s Festival of the World. And the main exhibit is this wonderful, creative, Baobab tree.
Baobab Tree South Bank
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I took this picture in St James’ Park last Saturday when the Jubilee celebrations were warming up. If you know my page, you’ll recognise it as the header I had for much of last week.
When Punk Met Stanley
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I took a lot of pictures today. This isn’t the best one technically, but somehow it sums up the mood in London. We are smiling and enjoying the Diamond Jubilee. The closest I remember to this feeling is when I have been in France for Le Quatorze Juiillet. It is about enjoying ourselves and celebrating being British. No pressure to send cards or buy presents. No victory parade for beating some other nation militarily for some dubious reason. Or for winning some international sporting competition. Obviously I am using my imagination with that last one. In the last few days I have thought we should celebrate the coronation every year. It’s good to say this is us. I’m not a big fan of royalty, but somehow that doesn’t matter. It’s about the Queen and yet it’s not.
The Mall, Looking Towards Admiralty Arch
Happy Diamond Jubilee!
I find these lights really striking. They are on the Albert Embankment, in front of the MI6 building. Singly, I think they would look rather dull, but together, especially with a dramatic sky behind them, they are rather wonderful.
I have posted this picture before.
It always makes me smile.
I hope it works for you too.
I thought I’d be sitting this one out, but this morning Not Cat indulged in a bit of lovefest with some broom. I am wondering what properties it has to make him behave so.
On Friday, they were like sentinels, but that didn’t last long.