Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Charlie lived in Kennington.

On the corner of Methley Street and Bowden Street, Kennington is a tiny space that is a tribute
to Charlie Chaplin. The Blue Plaque, seen above, is on the house where the family once lived.

Charlie's Patch is opposite The Camera Club which was founded in 1885.
The property that is now home to The Camera Club was once a pickle factory. One of
its workers was Charlie Chaplin’s father! Hence the Chaplin lived just across the road.

Friday, June 14, 2013

London Nocturne 2013

The speed Kings and Queens of the road were racing around Smithfield Market again.

Competitors in the Leigh Day Kermesse.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

This was my first visit to the RHS show in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital.
 Here are some of my inpressions of their 100th anniversary show.
There were lots of people and of course lots of flowers and gardens.

There were the big show gardens. This one is the Arthritis Research UK Garden
created by Chris Beardshaw who was diagnosed with a form of Arthritis, when a teenager.

The SeeAbility Garden. Designed to give an impression of the effects of various types of sight loss. Created by Darren Hawkes.

This garden was a load of old rubbish. It was constructed of mostly recycled materials.

The Cancer Research Garden, After The Fire by James Basson. This is a small section of it,
 designed to show how a South of France landscape can regenerate after a forest fire.

Some "gardens" were just flights of fancy.

The local residents were also interested to see what was going on in their grounds.