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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.


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.


Take a break

Stop rushing and just be.


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.


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.


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


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


Reflected light picking out moments

beautiful people

in the lives of beautiful people


and the not so  beautiful.

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

From both high and low,




and out,


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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