|A different sort of book|
We take a lot of things for granted and some of these things that we take for granted can slip away from us - I'm talking here about Public Libraries here but could be talking about Malcolm the central figure of a book I borrowed the other week from Ealing Library it's called Painter man and is written by Jeff Phelps - it's in some ways a difficult read but there's humour in the telling too.
What was great about visiting the library was the opportunity to take a punt - I borrowed a few books if a couple are good that's fine the Waterstones (or Amazon) experience is not the same.
|What a library gives you|
I fear that in a few years time the 'Library' will be marginalised and the transactions around reading will be even more commercial - here's something about what libraries do, are and are valued.
City Lit Photography.
|A Photo' that says London|
Last year in the summer/spring I joined a group with City Lit leadership visiting Art galleries this year I've enrolled on a short (5 week) course of Evening photography of London districts - I'm looking forward to getting different things from my camera and seeing more of London.
Work on the new commercial and residential development is continuing at quite a pace - I took a few pictures - those where there's a person or persons in there gives you an idea of the scale of the project - a lot of money involved and Crossrail definitely contributory factor.
|Cranes are named after the birds|
|A scale is provided by the 2 figures|