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A large scycamore tree dominates the view at the back of the house and it loves to spread it’s wings from the summer onwards! The evening light caught up from the South and just peered around the corner. Rooftops seems to be a theme this month…

The-View-from-the-Back-Wind

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The theme this week was ‘the Favourite’.  A lot of people are watching quite a lot of TV and Corrie is a favourite amongst many! What will the show be like when shooting begins again? It would have been fun to paint the Rovers or the cat jumping down from the roof (but it moved too fast!)

A Favourite Soap

 

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The finished painting of Crouch End- concentrating on light and shade….

Crouch-End-with-Clock-Tower

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Just started on the shop front project. This gift and coffee shop in Muswell Hill stands out from the crowd….

Muswell Hill gift shop

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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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