What the Preacher saw

What the Preacher saw

What the Preacher saw

Four buildings in The City

Many photos have been taken of these buildings, specially the famous Lloyds building, here’s my contribution to them.

It is, however, an experience walking around the quiet, empty street  of the banking, commercial heart of London on a Saturday or Sunday.

Reflection of Lloyds building

Reflection of Lloyds building

Lloyds building

Lloyds building

Gourmentgast Llodys and reflection Gourmengast

30 St Mary Axe (widely known informally as "the Gherkin"

30 St Mary Axe (widely known informally as “the Gherkin”

"The Gherkin"

“The Gherkin”

Crutched Friars

Crutched Friars

30 St Mary Axe (widely known informally as "the Gherkin"

30 St Mary Axe (widely known informally as “the Gherkin”

The Marshes at Oare

Purple sky over the Marshes

Purple sky over the Marshes

Golden marshes

Golden marshes

Cloud's reflection

Cloud’s reflection

slight blue

slight blue

a forgotten boat

a forgotten boat

Still tied...

Still tied…

A long walk around the marshes near Oare…

https://molinabarrios.wordpress.com/photos/the-marshes/

Wassailing or 12th Night

Waiting for the Greenman

Waiting for the Greenman

The Greenman
The Green-man

Sait George and the Dragon
Saint George and the Dragon

The Dragon
The Dragon

Wassailing/Yulesinging takes place on Twelfth Night. In this occasion a large crowd of people wait for the arrival of the Green-Man by boat from further up the river Thames. On landing he performs the traditional wassailing. He then is received by a troupe of Mummers who proceed to perform a parody of George and the Dragon and contemporary England and politicians.

Time – Linear

Linear  Time

Linear Time

Linear Time or the First Face of Time.

Of the many crossroads, we are certain of our physical knowledge that time runs continuous, like a path (undefined) moving us from beginning to end.

The Fifth Face of Time

The Fifth Face of Time

The Fifth Face of Time

My previous blog referred to the four Faces of Time, well here is a fifth face, following the principle that a river not only has two shores but three according to the teachings of the wise man of the Upper Amazon: The Three Halves of Ino Moxo.

In future blogs I intend to represent the various other faces (phases) of Time

Two aspects of Eel Pie Island on the Thames

Boat yard with Twickenham at the far end

Boat yard with Twickenham at the far end

Artists' studios on the island
Artists’ studios on the island

Eel Pie Island is, as the name suggests,  an island situated on the river Thames tideway by Twickenham.

Twice yearly the resident artists in the island open their studios to the public.
A ramshackle boatyard is part of the charm of the island with old bits of machinery framing the small artists’ studios along a colourful path.
Back in the 50s and 60s the island was a Mecca for rock and R&B groups. Some went to great fame: Long John Baldry’s Hoochie Coochie Men (including Rod Stewart), Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, David Bowie, Alexis Korner, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (featuring Eric Clapton), George Melly, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Tridents (featuring Jeff Beck), The Who, The Yardbirds, etc. etc.

The four faces of Time

The Four Faces of Time

The Four Faces of Time

Royal Naval Hospital

The Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich

The Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich

This past weekend it was one end of the river Thames, this is the Greenwich end. The famous Royal Naval Hospital, now Greenwich University.

It was a grey day, quite apt for  the texture of the buildings.

Another entry towards the mapping of the river Thames.

The Thames by Richmond

The river Thames around Richmond

The river Thames around Richmond

As an ongoing project to ‘map’ the river Thames,  an early evening crossing the bridge towards Richmond.

The idea is to document as much as possible the life of the river Thames

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