London – A Surprise Around Every Corner

London, like life, has this wonderful tendency to surprise you around every corner. We were
walking around the St. James’ street area and these little surprises greeted us.

Firstly, Piccadilly Arcade with Beau Brummel forever standing there and staring in to it.
Little arcades like this one, each with a beauty of its own, are found all over the city. Then, this wonderfully decorative cornice, again, so many of them decorating the London scene. An absolute feast for the eyes. Thirdly, these new and modern statues of a homeless man and a young trendy woman. And lastly, a simple pattern in a shop window.

We found all of this in a space of about two hundred metres.


About Don

My name is Don Scrooby and I live in the United Kingdom. I have a deep love for nature and open spaces and one of my great loves in life is sketching, particularly in pen and water colour and occasionally in pencil. I’m quite new at the art and I sketch mainly from photographs I’ve taken, but also enjoy outdoor sketching. My sketchbooks, although no great shakes, are important to me and I decided to create my blog in order to share some of their contents with those who may be interested.
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14 Responses to London – A Surprise Around Every Corner

  1. Terry Ann says:

    great pictures Don, I love seeing London through your eyes! Keep on posting – they are great – what a wonderful piece of art (the sculptures).


  2. Maureen Babcock says:

    So interesting Don,
    I also Love London, It speaks of life, art in all its forms, and just sooo much.


    • Don says:

      Hi Maureen. So good hearing from you. You’re so right. It does speak of all those things. Such a wonderful city. I’m sure you’ve experienced it as well – you just can’t help but feel the creative energy around you. So much inspiration and beauty, old and modern.


  3. nrhatch says:

    Wonderful images. Life is full of surprises, isn’t it?


  4. Don says:

    So it is, Nancy. Pretty surprising.


  5. ladyfi says:

    What lovely surprises!


  6. Lovely pics, Don. It is those little surprises that keep life fresh. Thank goodness for artists in general…


    • Don says:

      Thanks Carolyn. Surprises certainly do that, and I agree with you, artists are absolute gifts to us all. What would we do or be without artistic endeavour? Thanks for dropping in.


  7. So, while we’ve been in India and Nepal, you’ve been discovering the delights of London. Love your photos of the quirky things and those sculptures. I’ll be back to follow the rest of your trip when I’ve caught up with all the comments that were made while we were away.

    Have fun for the rest of your holiday 🙂


  8. Thanks for sharing your impressions, Don – so nice to look at things through another’s eyes. I particularly enjoy the London posts – a reminder that the whole world is not living in an abnormal state of fear all the time. Blessings to you both as you enjoy the rest of your holiday with your family.


    • Don says:

      Thanks Jenny. Good to know you’re enjoying the impressions. You’re right. It’s so nice to feel safe and have some normality in your life. You certainly seem to be having a wonderful and adventurous time. Admire that.


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