Ok – Back on timetable with this entry for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge πŸ™‚

Places can be handy for this sort of challenge, so lets start with Mitcham Junction…

…A photo I took back in 1987. The station has changed a bit since then with the introduction of the Croydon Tramlink, so I really must visit to get an up to date photo πŸ™‚

Buildings are useful too. This is the headquarters of the International Maritime Organisation…

…It is located on Albert Embankment, London.

Another London location, Commercial Street…

…It passes outside the City of London to the east connecting Shoreditch to Whitechapel via Spitalfields and was an important area for industry.

Finally, here’s a Chiltern Queens coach. An AEC Reliance that entered service with Frames in 1963…

…The bodywork is an example of the Duple Commodore, a model that was only produced in 1963/4, so a very rare vehicle. It was still in daily use in 1980 when I took this photo πŸ™‚

Cranes build nests high 

Clouded with mistrust 

Make homes above life’s traffic 

Martin Addison – 04/07/2021

A view from Clapham Junction looking towards the high-rise developments in Nine Elms and Battersea. The US Embassy and the MI5 building are hidden in there somewhere.

The third week of the Photographing Public Art Challenge and this week Marsha is hosting. If you pop over to her blog you can read a fascinating post about the Prescott Petroglyphs πŸ™‚

I’m going to start off by bending the rules a little – well, the guidelines at least. “The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places.” – is fine and dandy but I think there are some indoor public places that will be missed if we stick strictly to that. For example, many churches have wonderful art and are open to the public for prayer and just to visit. So I’m starting this week with a stained-glass window…

…This is the west window of St Thomas of Canterbury, the parish church of Northaw. The church is dedicated to St. Thomas a Beckett, and was built in 1882. The windows were added between 1886 and 1897 and were the work of Ward and Hughes. The west window bears the dedication ‘To the glory of God a memorial to Queen Victoria’s Jubilee’ – it depicts the life of Joseph.

Talking of Queen Victoria – here’s a statue of her that adorns the Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace…

Here’s a small Mosiac in an underpass outside Waterloo station in London. It directs pedestrians to the bus station but can you tell me what’s wrong with the bus as depicted? (no ‘bus-spotter’ knowledge needed)…

To finish this week, here is a sculpture by the artist Sean Henry…

…called Woman (Being Looked At), it was part of a mini exhibition in The Economist Plaza back in 2012. The statue is made of bronze and cor-ten steel, coloured with all-weather paint.

That’s my selection for this week, gleaned from my back catalogue. Hopefully I’ll have some fresh shots next week πŸ™‚