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Another view of this fine Kentish Town Street…

Houses

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A curved mid nineteenth Century street with pastel coloured listed houses. It’s one of the prettiest rows in Kentish Town.

kelly-street

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Such a bright sunny day but so cold. Lots of memories of Kentish Town changes. There’s so many ‘developments’ planned. Will this sign stay in situ much longer?

billboard

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Good to see the barges on the Regent’s Canal free of algae – the reflections are now visible even though the light is poor.

regents canal ekx

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A walk along the lane from the exhibition at Lauderdale House back to Crouch End at dusk was more colourful than usual….

Hornsey-Lane

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No more basements, fewer HGVs and  a rethink on the dams on Hampstead Heath. But now that Spring looks probable and Summer possible, it will be great to take a proper stroll again…

Heath-with-grasses

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The bodies of the figures, men and children, and of the shire horses are taken from real life but the horses heads are similar to the “horse head” of an oil well pump. The installation, ‘the Rising Tide’ by Jason deClaires Taylor – is a comment on the impact of fossil fuels on our planet. The installation could be seen emerging from the Thames on the opposite side of the bank from the Houses of Parliament as the water level dropped.

InstallationAs the horses emerged from the river, so did the flotsam – the traffic cones, plastic bottles and other debris, which was a fitting comment on the theme of the sculpture.

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