12 January 2016
Inspiration for Breathing London and the Pin-up photo competition on Thursday Evening is all around us. We continue to have “April weather in January” to the extent that there were shards of ice in the puddles in Richmond Park last week but the witchhazel and catkins are in full bloom, as are camellias in their various shades of pink.
Dodging the downpours last week a visit to King Henry’s Mound offered fabulous panoramic views of the Thames Valley to the west and distant view of St. Paul's Cathedral to the east. The St. Paul's view has been faithfully preserved by generations of landscapers who have created a tree-framed sightline from the mound to the dome. The view is now protected and no new building is allowed to impede it.
Turning the clock back, here are some images of different London “Breathing Spaces retrieved from the archives!
Bright contrast and quirky feature along the canal towpath.
A rainy photoshoot on Greenwich beach
An attractive city square
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Thursday – and please do bring along a picture for the “Breathing Spaces” Pin Up Competition and your ideas for the "Breathing London" project.
Images by Judy Hicks LRPS