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Capital Adventure – the Detail

Capital Adventure – the Detail

 

 

 

Last week Striding Edge was a big picture mountain adventure.  This week, no vast vistas or rolling hills, just trains, streets, theatres and retail therapy, but travel on foot, train or plane, anywhere, everyday.

hats

short distances and detail can be an adventure.

National portrait gallery

Take the time to stop, look, listen, enjoy.

Leicester Square

Leicester Square

Things will catch your eye, or your ear.

greyman

Take a break

Stop rushing and just be.

boxes

May be one reason I haul a camera with me everywhere.

China Town

China Town

Just to try to catch moments, those small things which can turn the mundane and ordinary into the extraordinary.

Skylight

Wyndham’s Theatre

And so to the capital.  Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy on a west end stage were a temptation not to be missed.  The revival of Skylight, a tale of… well I’ll let you find that one out yourselves, was extraordinarily good.  No, it was brilliant.  A wonderful piece of theatre.  Go.

stage

Along the way,  through an itinerary of friends, food, retail and culture I stopped and stared and irritated those I was with.   Constantly  clicking.

pinkhair

Tried to put my camera away but the warmth of the midsummer weekend spread colour across the city.

reflection

Reflected light picking out moments

beautiful people

in the lives of beautiful people

Starwars

and the not so  beautiful.

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

From both high and low,

Pigeons

inside

shop

and out,

police

those moments of quiet adventure were there.

And just in case your interested, Handbagged was also wonderful.  Breakfast at the National Portrait Gallery and stay at the Meridian if you want a swim in the mornings.  Great pool.

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