Saturday, 4 April 2015

A Year in Pictures – 25 March to 3 April 2015 – Big Catch-Up

Two weddings and many evening engagements make for a lot of fun, but delay in blogging, so let's get right up to date, before we go out of date all over again...

25 March
Walking home over Richmond Bridge

26 March
The Joy of Commuting: Travelator at Bank Station

27 March
A short detour into Marble Hill Park to take in the spring air on my walk home from French conversation class

28 March
Attended the wonderful wedding of our godson in deepest Cornwall.
The band were very fine and are called, appropriately, All Good Things.

29 March
Lytes Cary Manor, a National Trust property in East Somerset, just north of the A303 near Castle Cary.
The older parts are a medieval manor house, the home in the 16th century of Henry Lyte, who translated into English a herbal originally written in Dutch and then translated into French. Late added his own material to his translation and there is a copy of the book, dating from 1578, on display in the house.
The garden shows the influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Dig that topiary!

30 March
The Joy of Commuting—the improvement works at Twickenham Station are taking an age.

31 March
Herbs comemorating William Turner (c.1508–1568) are plated in the churchyard of St Olave Hart Street in the City of London.
Turner was Dean of Wells. Did he and Henry Lyte know each other?

1 April
The wonderfully bonkers Gothic-Revival-on-steroids fantasia that is 31 Eastcheap defies the bullying of the Walkie Talkie (aka 20 Fenchurch Street or, in these pages, Another Monstrous Carbuncle) that looms oppressively behind it.

2 April
Concert-goers ascend the stairs at The Royal Festival Hall, on their way, like my wife and I, to hear a wonderful performance of Bach's  St Matthew Passion by The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, which was sublime in spite of the efforts of some audience members to ruin the experience by leaving their wretched phones on. 

3 April – Good Friday
Easter display inside the porch at St Paul's Hounslow West.
"There is a green hill far away..."

Until next time...

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