Monday, October 31, 2016

Young Mycologists at Work in Thetford Forest

There are still lots of toadstools in Thetford forest to keep budding Mycologists happy. And before Mum and Dad get worried, Russula atropurpurea that M is holding is an edible species. The Russlua claroflava below is also edible but they were not allowed to touch the fly Agarics. Also identified Egg stage of the Phallus impudicus, Mycena rosea, Macrolepiota mastoidea and Sulphur Tuft. Not sure of last species

Friday, October 28, 2016

London Walk: Gasholder Development Favourite Images

The end of the afternoon in London on Saturday was overcast with poor light but it really showed off the textures, colours and shapes in this area. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

London Walk: King's Cross to Camden. IV People

Some images of people encountered during our walk along the Canal, starting with red hats, going to Saturday morning activities, the ubiquitous phones, snappers, walkers and finally students.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

London Walk: King's Cross to Camden Lock. III Camden Market and Back

We finally made it up to Camden after lunch en route and I found unbearaby crowded and so we took a leisurely stroll back enjoying the Canalside buildings, Graffiti and Reflections. A view through one of the many hoardings showed work very much still in progress

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Welney Wildfowl Trust: Waders and Ducks

Since last Monday around 2000 Whooper Swans have arrived at Welney along with a large number of Widgeon.  Not seen Welney so busy!! Great to photograph flocks of Black-tailed Godwits, Gadwall, Golden Plover, Starlings, Oyster Catchers and Widgeon. Not many Pochard there as yet.


Monday, October 24, 2016

London Walk: King's Cross to Camden Lock. II Gasholder Development and Park

The Gasholder Development is part of the King’s Cross redevelopment, which is the largest urban redevelopment scheme in Europe. It comprises a conjoined triplet of gasholder guide frames, first constructed in 1867, now being converted to apartments with a starting price of around £900,000. The metal grills slide to give complete privacy and cut heat transmission. They look over the Regent canal with its narrowboats and also Eurostar railway.The adjoining Gasholder Park was opened in 2015. A circular lawn sits inside the guide frame of a Grade II Victorian gasholder, Gasholder No. 8, Constructed in the 1850s, Gasholder No. 8 once formed part of the largest gas works in London, and was a familiar landmark until it was decommissioned in 2000. The fragile 25 metre-high circular guide frame, which has an internal diameter of 40 metres, was painstakingly dismantled from its old location, where Pancras Square is now, in 2011. It was then reerected in 2013 its new home, next to schools and apartments in the Plimsoll Building and the triplet of Gasholders.
At the bottom are two images from the internet showing its reconstruction. 

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so