Mutton Brook – a small stream that originates in Cherry Tree Woods near East Finchley Station and meanders its way between Finchley and Hampstead Garden Suburb before passing to the north of Temple Fortune and Golders Green to meet with Dollis Brook and form the River Brent. Ultimately the waters here flow into the Thames before making their way out into the Channel. This shot was taken near Henlys Corner – close to Temple Fortune.


Naked Lady – This is a statue by Émile Oscar Guillaume (French, 1867-1942) called La Délivrance and is a copy of the 1919 original bronze statue. The statue was gifted to Finchley by Lord Rothermere in 1927 and was soon christened Dirty Gertie by the locals 😉 When I was a child bus passengers wanting to travel to the stop on the north side of Henlys Corner would ask for ‘the Naked Lady’.


A map of part of Switzerland – but also a Navigation Chart for pilots. To the right of centre is Bern. on the lower left is Lac de Neuchâtel. The compass marking in the bottom centre is a VOR (VHF Omnidirectional Range) navigation beacon. Right of centre at the top is Grenchen – home of Breitling watches and an airfield that I have flown in to. I’ll post the Glorious Technicolour version of this image separately.

Catch up with Cee’s B&W Challenge and other entries Here.

Sunday November 09th 2014 saw us recalling the centenary of the outbreak of World War One and remembering the dead of both world wars and numerous conflicts since. My Remembrance Sundays are usually centred around attending the service at my local church. Sometimes circumstances preclude this act of solidarity with those who gave all in defence of our freedoms – my son was ill in 2009 and we were in Barnet Hospital on that Sunday…It didn’t stop me attending the Remembrance Parade in Barnet though and capturing this image…

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…This year I attended the Remembrance Parade at Euston Station – a little off my local area…

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…So why was I at the Euston Remembrance Parade? Because Remembrance Sunday saw the first run of a steam locomotive out of the new St.Pancras Station and I felt that I should record the passage of the train through Kentish Town. I give you Royal Scot Class Locomotive 46115…

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…Named ‘Scots Guardsman’, I think she was a fitting choice of locomotive for Remembrance Sunday 🙂 The 11th of November is officially Remembrance Day – Please try to find time to recall those who gave their lives for our freedoms as you go about your daily business.

In my Hobbies… Falco Subbuteo post in reference to a return to Birding I said… It started with a trip to Manningtree in mid April. The idea was simple… Get Alasdair out for a walk in the countryside, get some haulage and photos of Class 90′s on the Norwich services and cover some grid squares for the Geograph project. Birdwatching was mentioned as a hook to encourage Alasdair – he enjoys seeing birds in the wild. Oh! and we also get to visit Flatford Mill in Constable Country too 🙂 So, although it was a dull day, I thought I’d share some of the photos with you…