Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas decorated house

This is the most elaborately decorated house I've come across this Christmas, complete with a moving Santa in the window. It's the Paul Toole Holiday Light Show in Wells, Somerset.

Photo by Caroline Lévesque, as my snaps turned out a bit too shaky to do it justice.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Wonderland

The lights of the Hyde Park Christmas Market are reflected in the waters of the Serpentine.

Another quick snapshot compliments of my little camera.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter sunset

Walking through Kensington Gardens earlier this evening with my friend Christine, we spotted the end of a beautiful sunset. Luckily I had my little camera with me, and was able to capture it for posterity.

There's something magical about a clear winter sky, don't you think?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Millennium Dome, take 2

Last Thursday I had another go at talking a picture of the Millennium Dome at night time. It's not the most successful shot ever, but at least you can see the green beam more clearly.

The beam marks the Prime Meridian, i.e. the line at which the longitude is defined to be 0°. The Prime Meridian passes through the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, located on a hill diagonally behind the spot where I stood to take this photo.

Take 1 can be seen here.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Doing the weekly shop

Supermarkets are busy places on a Sunday afternoon. I took this photo at our local Tesco.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I took this picture at the same carnival where I found the young masquerader. It was 11 PM at the time, the floats had been on the road for almost 3 hours, and this young man's float had just been given the much awaited STOP order. I just love the expression on his face! You can click on the photo to enlarge it.

If you'd like to read more about the West Country illuminated carnival, look here and here.