Everyday London Life: Hitchcock’s Birds…

Alfred Hitchcock was born and raised here in Leytonstone, East London – his family owned a shop on the High Road. There are a few reminders in place today if you look for them – this building is painted with birds, and there are even the outlines of a few (much smaller) birds set in to the pavement below πŸ™‚

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Not sure what this little goose was doing raising her leg behind her in such a beautiful arabesque, but her graceful balance in holding this balletic position was lovely to see… raise up… and hold… and down again… πŸ™‚



One Word Photo Challenge: Maroon

I’ve found a new weekly blog challenge to participate in – Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge: Maroon

Not the easiest colour for me to begin with, but I’ve done my best πŸ™‚

The first is a maroon canopy on the shores of Lake Verret, Pierre Part, Louisianamaroon-canopy-louisiana-lakeThe second is a duck on the edge of Regent’s Park boating lake in London, with maroon bill, legs and feet