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Archive for July, 2016


I have been trying very hard to keep my flowers blooming this summer. Looking at them makes me smile!


Gold work

I bought these two pictures of gold work in a charity shop in my area. I think they were made by the same person – one as a sample and one as a dragonfly.

In the past gold work was called ecclesiastical embroidery. Embroidery in gold is perhaps one of the oldest kinds worked in England. There are records of its being taught in the tenth century when it was much used for Church vestments.


This is a sculpture on the grounds of the Imperial War Museum.

The Arch

This statue is called The Arch by Henry Moore. It is in Kensington Gardens.

Serpentine Pavilion

I saw the Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Palace Gardens. It was designed by Bjarke Ingels, a Danish architect.

Physical Energy

This statue is called “Physical Energy” by George Frederic Watts. It is in Kensington Gardens.

Hugging Bears

A statue in Kensington Gardens.