October 2005

a lovely night out

the girls are away for a few days so jane (my lovely wife) and i took full advantage of our free weekend by going to Sonning Mill which is a great place.
here’s the view from our table (the people who were sitting this had already gone through to the theatre)
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pubbish

pubbish is a good word. it was written on a piece of paper outside a publisher’s office near where i work so perhaps it’s a contraction of ‘publishers rubbish’
but i think it better describes the feeling of wanting to nip to the pub. “i’m feeling a bit pubbish. fancy it?”
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three back legs

a strange dog, but also no eyes and ears (and what’s going on with the chap bottom right?)
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london

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i’ve taken a shot like this before but the light wasn’t as good as yesterday

bird flew

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it’s a day for sequences today, so here’s a sequence of a pelican flying in st james’ park
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they never seem to get very high
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it seems to be about shaking your wings enough to fling yourself out of the water
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before giving up and splatting back down in the water
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the interesting trolley man

eagle eyed vin spotted the interesting barrow man here and asked for more details, so here he is in a sequence of four pictures i took from up the Monument a few weeks back.
here he is with a ‘customer’ ?
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tidying up
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preparing to move off
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on his way
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and that’s all i have. it looks like offal in the trolley. or perhaps it’s poultry.

the hottest day

it was as hot as summer’s day today, official the hottest day ever or something (for October i think). and london was packed. the BBC has some interesting weather news here
i had a meeting on the south bank and took my big camera to get some decent shots. unfortunately i’m clueless so most of my photos were rubbish (i need to go on a course …)
anyway, it’s also half-term holidays so london was full of tourists, especially just here.
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grass van

i think i took a picture of this van once (or one similar). vin sent me this to illustrate his comment here.
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vin also sent me the excellent bird photo and i now want to see a vin-blog !
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reunited !

can you believe it, i managed to reunite this chap with his lost travel card! hoorah for a happy ending.
in all my time collecting photos for davescollections, this is the first one i’ve reunited
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for those interested in the story of reunition:
from the ticket i knew his local train station, so i found which train operators run out of that station and phoned their lost property department. they put a note with my phone number in his file and when he went in to buy his replacement ticket he got the message to phone me

ian hislop

i spotted ian hislop in front of me as i whizzed by tate modern on the way to a meeting. he nipped in to this cafe before i caught up with him, so i took this dreadful photo through the window !
i think you can still tell it’s him !
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royalty passing

here is the queen’s husband prince Philip in a car.
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and here is another car with someone important in. they should really put their names on the outside so we could identify them easilyer
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