Monday, October 13, 2014
HA Crazy Day
Remember last weekend, when I had IG Crazy Day and I tromped through five IG postcodes, taking pictures all the way? Well, yesterday I did the same thing with four HA postcodes. I walked miles and miles. My feet still feel a bit numb.
HA stands for Harrow, and all these postcodes are in that vicinity in northwest London. Bleeding London had only one or two -- or in one case, zero -- photos from each one. I shot 94 streets yesterday, so now we have a representative selection from each area.
How about that patriotic balcony?
It was pretty suburban out there, and as is always true in the suburbs, I had to be flexible about subject matter. Flower gardens and cats, as always, but in some cases just an interesting group of colors.
I did find the London Zoroastrian Centre, housed in an old Art Deco movie house (I think) near the Rayners Lane tube stop. Isn't that a great building? I'm impressed that there are enough Zoroastrians in London to warrant a center.
While I was photographing the Zoroastrian Centre, this guy called me over and asked for a picture. I didn't get his name, unfortunately, but when I showed him the picture he exclaimed, "You took my movie!" And he hugged me.
Then this guy, Fred, wanted a picture too. At least I had the presence of mind to get his e-mail address so I could send him one. He did not hug me. Which is fine.
Toward the end of the day, the light began to fade, which cost me this shot. I love the colors , but my shutter speed was a bit slow and I think I moved the camera because the whole thing is blurry. Dammit!
I finally caught the tube home right about sunset. Meanwhile, Dave took Olga to the park and had a quiet day at home to work on some school stuff. He's in the middle of auditioning students for honor band, so he's got plenty to do!