The album preview continues. One day I’ll have something non-travel related to write about again. But for now…
(Also, I just wanted to add — for those who STILL think I’m posting hundreds of 150 pixel squared images in my gallery — that the SMALL pictures many of you seem to be looking at are only THUMBNAILS. Click them for FULL SIZE pictures. Please! I’m paying to host the large-file full images and no one is even looking at them. The small one’s are not even the WHOLE photo, but rather a CROPPED, SHRUNKEN version of the real one. Really, it’s as tragic as a Bach ring-tone on your cell phone. The real thing is much more impressive.)
Album The Sixth
Apparently it snowed at home whilst we were away. Too bad. London was unseasonably, unexpectedly, and decidedly uncharacteristically warm and sunny. Vegetation was readily photogenic, and I took advantage. If you go in for that sort of thing you might enjoy the following:
The above image links to London in Springtime Flora, and it may answer such questions as: What does a hedge maze look like from a forty-five degree angle? Where does one find big, old, gnarled oak trees? And, do Royal gardeners deserve their pay? (Of course!)
Album The Seventh
Someone put this big, tidal, river-sort-of-thing right in the middle of this massive city. Now THAT was bad planning. Think of all the bridges that needed to be built! And “The Thames”… what kind of a silly name is that?
The above image links to London in Bridges Over Water, and it may answer such questions as: Who lives in a tower on the bridge anyways? How long is a Millennium (Bridge)? And, what color is a blackfriar?
Album The Eighth
What does one take pictures of when one is wandering for hours through numerous museums? I was whole heartily annoyed by the poser photographers who thought they could capture the essence of a two-thousand year old piece of history with a cell phone camera. Thus, I stopped trying to capture the “souvenir book photo” of each piece (as many were endeavoring) and instead tried to get a glimpse of the faces inhabiting there full time.
The above image links to London in Frozen Faces, and it may answer such questions as: What’s with all the creepy expressions? Why did ancient folks choose to carve all the ugly people? And, how much Halloween candy would you get if you wore a mask like that to someone’s door?