Although I woke early, I spent half of yesterday lying in bed with Saturday’s papers and idly watch re-runs of Friends. Being the day that the clocks turned back, it would be getting dark by five so I’d have to be out of the flat by 2 if I wanted any proper daylight. From now on, for the next 6 months, I’ll be leaving for work when it’s dark and arriving home when it’s dark. So you can appreciate why I normally find the day the clocks turn back one of the most depressing of the year. Yesterday, however, was a perfect English autumn’s day – the air was crisp, the skies bright blue. Going outside put me in a great mood.
The long shadows and bright sunshine were perfect for snapping away with my camera phone. Viewed on the camera, each picture looked like a miniature masterpiece. Once I downloaded them on to my computer, the limitations of relatively low resolution were immediately apparent.
So much for my masterpieces!
But, until I get a decent camera, this is the best I’ve got. They’re actually not that bad, I suppose. Good enough, anyway, to give you an idea of what my neighbourhood looks like on a lovely day. All of the pics were taken within 10 minutes’ walk from my flat.
You will see that I’m rather keen on the Victorian Gothic architecture of Watson Fothergill
. Keen enough, in fact, to consider a separate post devoted to him at some stage. I’ll have to have got myself a decent camera by then.
|goose gate||carlton building||jesse boot – goose gate||pavement glass||red door – stoney street|
|fothergill warehouse||fothergill plaque||stoney street||church railings||church yard|
|st martins||old firestones sign||lacemarket hotel||pitcher & piano door||pitcher & piano|
|pitcher & piano spire||fashion||jones’s boots||paul smith||pavement cafe|
|topman||nottingham street||st peters||american express – sa flag||rainbow flag|
|town hall||market square||zaras||zaras entrance||old jessops building|
|the social||fothergill offices||fothergill doorway||fothergill hinge||old angel|
|hornbys||squeek||squeek door||public relations||rose of england|