Latest weekly update: Monday 22nd February 2021


Hooray, some interesting news to brighten these moribund days of Lockdown 3. A 1-kilometre section of disused railway between Camden and King's Cross is to be transformed into the Camden Highline, a 'garden in the sky'. It's designed by the US studio James Corner Field Operations  who were responsible for the New York High Line, in collaboration with a local studio vPPR Architects. Located eight metres about ground and with access by a series of staircases, the park will be built on a section of railway viaduct that was abandoned around 30 years ago when a length of four-track line was reduced to double-track. What fun!

Thanks, Neil, for sending this in via Gavin.

camden highline from neil

Definitely the 'before' photo. Let's hope it's not too long before we can  enjoy the 'after'

Wet, wet, wet...

The illustration below reminds me only too well of several rather soggy experiences I've had on walks. It's taken from a Ladybird book. Nursery Rhymes, and is by Frank Hampson, best known as the creator of the Eagle's Dan Dare. 

Frank Hamson nursery rhymes

Dr Foster in Gloucester puddle mishap
Illustration by Frank Hampson (1918-1985)

And while we're on a watery theme...

wet bridge ian watson

Don't try it, Dr Foster

PHOTO Ian Watson

silent pool nigel heys

Silent Pool
PHOTO Nigel Heys

And finally...

Late extra. Spring has sprung!

snowdrops by Gavin

Snowdrops

PHOTO Gavin Fuller

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