Hyde Park in London has a large area devoted to showing the Olympics, live, on big screens. Yesterday crowds gathered expectantly as Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield, the British hopes, took part in the Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform diving event.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Putney put on lots to keep everyone occupied during the day –market stalls, live jazz, free strawberries and cream, a TV tent and entertainment for the children. There was a lovely relaxed party atmosphere, with even the police joining in and posing for photographs doing the ‘Lightning Bolt’ pose.
Not everyone was enjoying the giant inflatable Wenlock.
“The kids were told they were getting a celebrity. And then this turned up,” said a local woman.
“They were expecting Justin Bieber!” added her husband.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Box Hill is to the Olympic Cycling Road Race as l’Alpe d’Huez is to the Tour de France. Well…sort of. The cyclists will ride 9 times round the Box Hill circuit (twice for the women) as the race wends its way back from deepest Surrey to the finish on the Mall.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Yesterday I was at the BT River of Music concert in Trafalgar Square, one of the many events celebrating the forthcoming Olympics. And guess what…the sun finally came out!
Alternative uses of tourist map, one as a blanket and another, made into a sun hat.
Time for a chat between artists.
It was a shorts and sun hat type of day.
La Chiva Gantiva burst onto the stage and got the crowd dancing with their very energetic performance.
Nelson looked down as Ludovico Einaudi bought the evening to a close.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
This is a drawing of one of the many decorative panels on the front of the former Grant’s Department store in the centre of Croydon. Built in 1894, the Grade 2 listed building now houses the Vue cinema and a selection of restaurants.
Monday, July 16, 2012
I really admire the train drawings of Lynne Chapman, one of the Urban Sketchers. She does fantastic drawings of people on trains, mainly when they are asleep and unaware. When I saw this lady nod off on the train from Dorking, I grabbed my sketchbook to have a go. Her head fell further and further down as she dozed and then she would suddenly bring it back up again when the train arrived at the next station.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
This beautiful leaded decorative window is one of a row of four near West Croydon bus station, above ‘Beauty Queen – Body and Hair products’ in Station Road. I couldn’t find out more about the building. Anyone out there know anything?