Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Three

Three rolldown doors from the entrance to the Imperial Venue building, three sets of double bi-fold doors on the front of the Fire Station, three Victorian shop-fronted terraced properties, and three pots of geraniums in front of a modern church window, all taken in Leytonstone, East London this afternoon especially for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Three 🙂

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My Peaceful Place

Living in a big city like London can be really hectic and noisy a lot of the time, so for me – a quiet country girl at heart – it’s been necessary to find somewhere peaceful close to home to soothe my soul and recharge my batteries. My everyday peaceful place is only a couple of minutes from our small first floor flat in East London – along the Leytonstone edge of Wanstead Flats. I can actually see part of it beckoning me from the living room window – I just come out of the front door, turn right, walk a couple of hundred yards down the street and there it is, dusty dirt path drawing me in straight from the street, open and airy and informally very non-city-like. I walk here often, all year round, wandering and pondering, chasing away the cobwebs and setting the world to rights… this was my view of Wanstead Flats this afternoon, a wide expanse of blue sky and deep layers of clouds pillowed over the earthy greens of grass and foliage… and after my relaxing walk I returned home calm and collected, nurtured by nature… 🙂

Weekly Prompt: Peaceful

Colour Studies of Stillness

I know fairgrounds are traditionally all about whirling movement and laughing people and loud music and flashing lights, but these bright colour studies of stillness and emptiness filled my lens this afternoon – I may take a walk over later tonight to take some action shots in the dark, but for now I’ve been enjoying the peace and quiet of these almost meditative machines as they ready themselves for the hard day’s work ahead 🙂

Easter travelling fair, Wanstead Flats, Leytonstone, East London

Thursday Doors – St John’s Church

The lovely old iron-studded wooden door of St John’s Church, Leytonstone, East London, where I live. (I mean I live in Leytonstone, not the church!) The cold bright winter sun really brought out the detail this morning as I walked past, so I thought I’d share it with you for this week’s Thursday Doors 🙂

The first stone of the building was laid in July 1832, and the church was consecrated in October 1833.