Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
I commented here last October on the new skyscraper being constructed on Bishopsgate, in the City of London, called the Heron Tower.
The building was ceremonially ‘topped out’ in April, when major construction was completed, and it now stands at 202 metres. The spire is still to be added; it has no purpose but will help push the final height up to 230 metres. There are 46 storeys of office space, with some retail planned at ground level and a restaurant at the top. I still don’t like the building much, but credit must go to those who manage such complex construction projects, on a very small and tricky site right in the centre of this busy city.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Monday, 12 July 2010
Thursday, 8 July 2010
I can’t put it any better than to show here the text messages from Tuesday 6th July:
09.22. Hi. We've been at Whittington since 7. Hannah's doing great and things are progressing. I'll let you know as soon as there's any more news. Robin.
15.55. Baby Ella arrived at 3.16. She's beautiful. Hannah is doing fine and has been amazing all day. Speak soon when we're settled. X
Liz and I saw them in hospital yesterday afternoon. What can I say? A tearful moment, beautiful, wonderful, delicious, tiny (7lbs 9oz) a real delight.
They went home last night: two happy parents, and I’m a very proud Pops.
Friday, 2 July 2010
It’s quarter-final day in the world cup. Two hours before kick-off and I thought I’d get some fresh air and have a coffee. My local Brazilian bar might be a good place, given that their team are due to kick-off against Holland. Hhmm…I can see the shutters are down….that’s a shame….perhaps they are watching on tv…..maybe they’ve gone to the match? Oh no, they are selling up.
Shame. They lost the match too, 2-1 to Holland.
Thursday, 1 July 2010
With a better lens and a tripod one could get a much closer and sharper picture. Here is one I found on Flickr.
There is a wealth of history on the cemetery; just look in Google.