Monday, 13 July 2015

A Year in Pictures – 11 and 12 July 2015 – Greenwich and Hounslow

On Saturday 11 July my wife, daughter and I took a boat trip in the blazing sunshine from the London Eye to Greenwich and back again. It was amazing and thrilling to see such a stretch of historic riverfront and to ponder the depths and layers of history as well as the extraordinary architecture on display. Once at Greenwich, we spent a few hours walking through the Park and the Royal Naval College itself and for the first time in my life I was able to see what lay beneath the famous two domes designed by Christopher Wren.

Here is a detail from the Chapel that is in the eastern wing of the College. The rich plaster detailing everywhere was as overwhelming as its colours were bold, all set off by some of the best lighting in any building I have seen. Here is a small sample of what was on view.

On Sunday 12 July we had our annual Summer Big Lunch in the open air at our church in Hounslow, with games and activities for the children and adults, as well as lots of food contributed by those who came. Although it was an overcast blustery day, the rain held off until the event was over and we had cleared the church grounds, which will now revert to their usual use as parking spaces. Here is some of the food laid out at the start of the afternoon.

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