Monday, 20 February 2017


"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."

(Pablo Picasso)

"Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things."

(Edgar Degas)

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Chiswick House Garden W4

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree

(Joyce kilmer)

"You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul."

(Max Ehrmann)

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Battersea Park SW11

"The streets of London have their map, but our passions are uncharted. What are you going to meet if you turn this corner?"

(Virginia Woolf)

"The parks are the lungs of London."

(Charles Dickens)

Sunday, 29 January 2017

W1. WC1 and WC2

"Go where we may, rest where we will, eternal London haunts us still."

(Thomas Moore)

"It is difficult to speak adequately or justly of London. It is not a pleasant place; it is not agreeable or cheerful or easy or exempt from reproach. It is only magnificent."

(Henry James)

Monday, 23 January 2017

Kensal Green Cemetery W10 NW10

"But there is good news to hear and fine things to be seen
 Before we go to paradise by way of Kensal Green."

(G K Chesterton)

For 30 years a total abstainer and ardent pioneer and champion by pencil word and pen of universal abstinence from intoxicating drinks.

(Monument to George Cruikshank)

Saturday, 21 January 2017

St James's Park SW1

"A person who is tired of London is not necessarily tired of life; it might just be that he can't find a parking place."

(Paul Theroux)

"London is too full of fogs and serious people. Whether the fogs produce serious people, or whether the serious people produce the fogs, I don't know."

(Oscar Wilde)

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Fishpond Woods SW20 and Putney Vale Cemetery SW15

"All our wisdom is stored in the trees."

(Santosh Kalwar)

"By respecting the trees, you prove that you are a person who deserves to be respected."

(Mehmet Murat Ildin)

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Wimbledon Common SW19

"Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life."

(Herman Hesse)

"A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things."

(George R R Martin)