Vereker Road, lined with hundred-year-old London Plane trees
Photo survey of the fascinating and varied neighbourhood I’ve called home for many years. This is not Earls Court, nor Kensington and not Hammersmith: nobody knows where Barons Court is in West London yet thousands drive through on the A4 Talgarth Road trunk route out to the West. I’ve lived here since 1982. Barons Court features a wide variety of architecture and people in homes ranging from bedsits squeezed between the trunk road and the railway to multi-million pound mansion flats and houses with private gardens. There’s a small theatre, several parades of shops, a courthouse, schools and a choice of pubs.
Star Road, Empress State Building in distance
Sunken football area, Cheesemans Terrace; presumed the remnants of one of the brick pits that the surrounding houses are built from.
Autumn as a metaphor for our predicament with Covid-19: a set of images of strength, regeneration and renewal among the decay of autumn. From a walk around the Old Deer Park in Richmond then the Thames Tow Path downstream to Kew Bridge.
Two roses from Terry’s garden in Preston Park, Brighton in a glass vase. We cut the flowers as the rain started, to save them from being trashed by the latest storms. The scent they’ve brought indoors is adorable.