30 September 2009
In the remotest reaches of Ham, where the Thames turns from North to East, a new hard-standing is being built by the river. It seems an odd place to build a mooring and an odder thing to build for any other reason.
23 September 2009
19 September 2009
Back in May I took a photograph of this section of Riverside Drive just as the land-grab started and now the extended walls and fences have won their battle against the open space that now lies wounded and close to death. It may recover its health but it will never regain the space it once had.
15 September 2009
As Summer splutters to an end and Autumn claims its turn there are still days when the verdant wilderness of Ham Lands can be enjoyed. Here we are looking almost directly at the (relatively) new development of Royal Park Gate but the trees have conspired to hide it and we can pretend that we really are in the middle of nowhere.
13 September 2009
It is true that there is a road of sorts behind Ham Parade but it is so uneven and puddle strewn that it is inconceivable that anybody would want to use it as an alternative to the main road. It is also very unlikely that they would notice this very small sign informing of their right to do this. It all seems very pointless.
11 September 2009
8 September 2009
6 September 2009
3 September 2009
The new Hand and Flower is getting a mixed reception as a pub (though I think everybody prefers it to the Legless Frog that it replaced) but there is no question about the effort that the new owners have put into improving the look of the place and the front of the pub is currently festooned with colourful flowers.