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About Picture this UK

Picture this UK (picturethisuk.org) Contains:- Best Places to Photograph in London, Best Places to Photograph near London, Best Places to Visit in London, Best Places to Visit near London, Best places to see in London and 100 + places to visit in London. Both inside and out.

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British Museum

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Cartoon Museum, London

The Cartoon Museum is moderately priced and hosts exhibitions, events and workshops for both children and adults (see website ⇒ ) and is very close to the British Museum ⇐ which is free to enter.  Cartoons and single frame caricatures  have been an integral part of British life and included political, satirical, sarcastic, social commentary, humour and the downright bawdy.  Earlier cartoons/caricatures, than those here, can be found at the Queens Gallery ⇒.

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Although often irreverent, cartoonist could also be patriotic especially in times of war.

The infamous Andy Capp by Reg Smythe

And, a little social commentary from an unlikely source.

And, something to read.

And, learn how to draw cartoons.

Or the easy way, which made me hungry.


Brighten the Day 12 – Here Comes the Sun

Before we say goodbye to winter a little applause for the sparkles and glistens of frost and snow and yuletide festivities. 🙂

 – all three videos are worth seeing in HD at full screeen – with thanks to Lady Fi for making me think of Sugar Plum Fairies with her Frosty Views ⇒

And this version, by Lauren Cuthbertson, for the extraordinary elegance and precision . 🙂

And, then:-

A wash of colour

 

With spring there is the inevitable silliness (I insist upon it).  🙂

More Brighten the Day  ⇐


Harry Potter, Kings Cross Station and Platform 9 and 3/4

Inside Kings Cross one might find Harry Potter’s famous Platform 9 and 3/4

By heading for Platform 9  …..

.. and finding the shop ….

….. and then the Platform

You will have your photograph taken but only pay for if you want to buy at the shop.  You can have a friend take photographs without cost.   But, on busy days there is a queue.

There are tours of London film locations like this one ⇒ and the Warner Bros Harry Potter Film Studios ⇒  at 20 miles north-west of London.  You can also google for travel inclusive tours.  Have fun but watch out for those shop prices.


Battersea Park And Children’s Zoo and Otters

“Clare? Clare?! Are you listening to me?” “I’m not talking to you, Richard!”  –  Contributed by blogger Dunelight

More beautiful otters below.  First Battersea Park.  The park is larger than it looks and provides a boating lake, children’s play areas, a plant shop, bicycle hire, cafeteria and children’s zoo.  More ⇒.



Battersea Bridge on the Thames

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

There is an entrance fee for the zoo.  More information and a broad range of facilities for children can be found here ⇒.  Below are a few fun photographs but there is a lot more to see.



The park has modern technology.  Here is its e-mu.

Mara (Patagonian Cavy)


Meerkats


Young children can take a tunnel into the bubble and see the meerkats close up.

And, right next door are the otters.


Its feeding time and the otters wait by the magic door.



And, each have their own portion.

Time for a little lie down after all that walking about.


Brighten the Day 11

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away ~

~ a new flower wonders what comes next.

Perhaps the new flower would be of the wind ~

~ or be ablaze in the sun ~

~ or perhaps hear the best guitar solo ever.

But, if not, why worry.

Perhaps there is a beautiful song of the sea by an extraordinary person.

Perhaps, if we but seek, there is something to remind each of us that we live in a world of wonders.

A good day to you all.


Canal Boat Cavalcade 2017 at Little Venice

There is a pool at the junction of the Regents Canal and Grand Union Canal that is now known as Little Venice.  Every year there is a Festival and Cavalcade of canal boats.  Some have traveled hundreds of miles using the vast network of canals that were once the lifeblood of Britain’s trade and industry.

There is a pleasant waterbus ⇐ between Camden Lock and Little Venice. At Little Venice there is a floating café and an enchanting puppet theatre ⇒ for all ages.

Canal boats became ornamental even as working boats.


A Small Sample of the Cavalcade



Some of the Characters



The ugly duckling.


“One likes to be a good sport, but if one more reveler refers to me as loofah neck I shall scream”.


Spring 2017 with Squirrels and Flowers and Song

And here at the Squirrel Olympics in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Bobtail makes his final slalom run of the day.  He’s going well and it looks like it’s going to be a record.

And the crowd are going wild. They’ve never seen anything like this and it’s absolute bedlam here.


The Crocuses are cussing


They’ve lost control and applauding like crazy.

And the stamens are out of their seats.

The Windflowers are all of a flutter.

The Poppy Anemones are popping

All the other Anemones are all anemoning

Will this madness never end.

And the umpire has had enough and run up a tree.  😀 

The band is restoring some calm with some cool music and encouragement to go for a walk with a little swing in your step.

.. or spring.

More Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park ⇐ (with a fox).

More Brighten the Day Gallery⇐.


Brighten the Day 10

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Brighten your day.  Confuse a Happiness Engineer.  Ask for a Happy Meal with extra fries and the solution to Fermet’s Last Theorem.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“He thinks he’s the Lock Ness Monster.  What can you do”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amaze squirrels with your impressions of a nut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sing along with Sachmo.

 . . . and the squirrels.  And, enjoy your day.


Brighten the Day 9

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Have you just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.  Wait for the explosions and the band to start headbanging, then bob up and down like a Muppet walking, or Walk Like an Egyptian ⇒, and sneak right past the guards.

And, a few flowers to calm us down.

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