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Wednesday, 09 January 2013
Lost glove?

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One that got away…. from the glove gnomes.

Posted by bigblue on 09/01/2013 at 07:47 AM
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Tuesday, 08 January 2013
Bicycle theft: tip 4

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If you don’t secure both your wheels with your bicycle lock/s, a thief might steal one or both of them.

Posted by bigblue on 08/01/2013 at 07:42 AM
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Monday, 07 January 2013
Christ Church Spitalfields

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According to Wikipedia:

Christ Church, Spitalfields is an Anglican church built between 1714 and 1729 to a design by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Situated on Commercial Street, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, on the eastern border and facing the City of London, it was one of the first (and arguably one of the finest) of the so-called “Commissioners’ Churches” built for theCommission for Building Fifty New Churches, which had been established by an Act of Parliament in 1711.
The purpose of the Commission was to acquire sites and build fifty new churches to serve London’s new settlements. This parish was carved out of the huge medieval Stepney parish for an area then dominated by Huguenots (French Protestants and other ‘dissenters’ who owed no allegiance to the Church of England and thus to the King) as a show of Anglican authority. Some Huguenots used it for baptisms, marriages and burials but not for everyday worship, preferring their own chapels (their chapels were severely plain compared with the bombastic English Baroque style of Christ Church) though increasingly they assimilated into English life and Anglican worship—which was in the eighteenth century relatively plain.

Posted by bigblue on 07/01/2013 at 07:31 AM
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Sunday, 06 January 2013
Fire engine at Southwark College

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On Thursday night, but it looked like a false alarm.

Posted by bigblue on 06/01/2013 at 04:21 PM
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Friday, 04 January 2013
Descending the North Downs

A small section of my New Year’s Day ride, showing part of this beautiful countryside. The final stretch is on Pilgrim’s Way, and the final frames look back up the hill to where the movie started. This section of the ride was sandwiched between two muddy off-road sections.

Posted by bigblue on 04/01/2013 at 07:26 AM
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Thursday, 03 January 2013
New Year’s View

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It was a lovely day on 1 January and I took a short ride up the North Downs.  At the top I posted the following to Twitter, which includes a photograph from my mobile phone camera.  I thought it would be good to compare it with the photograph (above) taken with one of my non-telephone cameras.

I personally think the mobile phone camera does a pretty good job.

Posted by bigblue on 03/01/2013 at 07:45 AM
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Wednesday, 02 January 2013
Upside down trees

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I wrote two days ago about the trees being upside down at this time of year, with their roots in the air. This is an example of what I was referring to.

Posted by bigblue on 02/01/2013 at 07:17 AM
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Tuesday, 01 January 2013
St Peter’s Church

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This church can be found in Hever, and I have previously posted a photograph from inside the church, here. The church contains the tomb of Thomas Bullen, the father of Anne Boleyn and grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I.

Posted by bigblue on 01/01/2013 at 07:10 AM
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