Looking over London


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt has taken me this long to look back at the photos I took when visiting the Shard and elbowed my way to the glass to take the pictures that everyone else was taking too. I am not great with heights although the CN tower in Toronto was higher. I still get that weak feeling in my legs. I ended up standing back and taking shots through other people’s legs.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA there was a slight haziness to the day so the light was not as sharp as it could have been but clear enough nonetheless…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA “I don’t know what London’s coming to — the higher the buildings the lower the morals.”
Noël Coward, Collected Sketches and Lyrics

“In London, Man is the most secret animal on earth.”
Laurie Lee, I Can’t Stay Long

Scotland the Brave


I should think feelings will still be running fairly high for quite a while after the Yes defeat. Despite being a very cosmopolitan country Scotland is also abound with patriots who  are seriously passionate about their ’cause’.  The ‘no’ voters were no less passionate. Scotland will always have its own strong identity whether it is part of the United Kingdom or not.