I’m not sure if the planters at bustling Covent Garden are designed to double up as benches, but those waiting there seem to think they are. One poor person’s phone is so heavy, they need to rest it on the roadworks sign as well 😉
A suitable post for Friday the 13th?
Here’s a selection of benches from Chippenham station for us to view whilst I try and decide which one (if any) was the bench Old Maudy used to sit on.
I devised a ghost walk for Pewsham Belles WI this week and the railway station was our initial meeting place plus the spot for our first ghostly tale.
More on Old Maudy to come after I’ve distilled our walk and the tales we told into an interactive map.
I now have this song on the brain 😉
They really do take
weasels* ferrets for a walk up north! This was a surprise find when we visited the Tanfield Railway recently.
Later I met the owner at Causey Arch, a couple of miles from where this photo was taken. The ferret’s name is Peace.
* = Thanks to commenter rjbuxton for the correction. It seems my brain went on holiday for a while 😉
Hugh Bonneville plays the part of Brunel. I can feel another London project coming on…
I had to quietly wait to take this photo as there was a lady in front of the chair talking to someone on her mobile phone. When she finished and realised I was there I was regarded with grave suspicion and tersely asked ‘What do you want?’
My reassurance that I wanted to take this photo hardly helped. Her suspicious, bad tempered look changed into incredulity as her thoughts considered the possibility she had a loony in the ladies loo with her! 😉
The view out the window is into Liverpool Street station.
How wonderful to find this poster advertising an exhibition which celebrates the Johnston Typeface.
The typeface was commissioned in 1913 by Frank Pick, the Commercial Manager of the then Underground Electric Railways Company of London.
As you can see by the adjacent poster, this iconic typeface is still in use on the Tube today.