Temperatures reached over 40C in July, the highest ever recorded in the UK, and much of the country hasn’t seen substantial rainfall since. Many parts of the country have officially declared drought status where restrictions on domestic water use will be enforced.
Picture : Parched tree, Kensington Gardens.
This is a typical London cafe in the West End. Serving sandwiches for the office workers, and bland fast food for tourists. The pre-heat food culture.
Here & There, finding art in everyday objects.
“The street where dreams are fulfilled and money is spent”. Bond Street in Mayfair is home to some of the world’s top fashion houses, designers, and luxury brands. The Christmas lights will be turned on soon, so I’ll head back there sometime.
The South Bank is a bustling riverside walk dotted with restaurants, cafes and street entertainment over the weekend. There are great views of the City of London and also Tate Modern and The Eye landmarks.
Edith Cavell Memorial, St Martin’s Place, WC2
“Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness for anyone.”
Edith Cavell was a courageous British nurse that was executed by the Nazis in Brussels for aiding the the escape of Allied soldiers in WW2.
A single sculler resting on the opposite bank on the Thames, facing Craven Cottage, home to Fulham Football Club. The stadium has been the home of Fulham since 1896.
Last week, the lights went out in Piccadilly Circus. The giant multi-display screens that have lit the circus ever since the very first billboard advertising Perrier in 1908, were switched off for the dismantling and installation of a new single ‘state of the art’ digital billboard – apparently the largest in Europe.
The screens have only been turned off a handful of occasions before – for the duration of the Second World War, Winston Churchill’s funeral in 1965 and Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.
Expect something amazing in the Autumn.