Photos of London: Hilly Fields in the Snow

Hilly Fields in the snowChildren playing in the snowLooking towards Hilly Fields CrescentTrees on the slopeSledges and toboggansTyler in the snow
ToddlerSnow-lovers in Hilly FieldsSnow-clad treesThe top of Hilly Fields in the snowHeavy snowThe entrance to Hilly Fields

Hilly Fields in the Snow, a set on Flickr.

On Friday, when the snow began falling on London — something that is not even necessarily an annual occurrence in the UK — I took a tour by bike around Brockley, my home in south east London, and also visited Ladywell, Lewisham and Greenwich, taking photos as the first snow fell.

I posted the first set of photos yesterday, and was planning to post the second set, featuring Greenwich, today, but then it began snowing again, more heavily than before, and I spent this afternoon on another photographic trip — first of all, taking my son sledging in Hilly Fields, the hill-top park in Brockley that is one of my favourite places to visit, and then cycling through Brockley and on, via New Cross, to Deptford, capturing one of my favourite urban environments in the snow. Read the rest of this entry »

Photos: First Snow in London

First snow on Hilly FieldsAbstract snowscapeFirst snow in Ladywell FieldsAlgiers Road, LadywellWinter garageHilly Fields steps
Snowy leavesThe top of Hilly FieldsThe basketball pitchThe gardens of Tressillian Road and Breakspears RoadSnowy gardenSnow on Tressillian Road
Hilly Fields in the snowThe River Ravensbourne in LewishamThe banks of the River RavensbourneCornmill Gardens in the snowDead endA snowy road in Lewisham
Live free!Snowy view from Elverson RoadSnow on the tracksElverson Road in the snow

First Snow in London, a set on Flickr.

This photo set, the 72nd in my ongoing project to photograph the whole of London by bike, rather sprang upon me yesterday (January 18), when, while still sleep-deprived and rather jet-lagged after returning from my ten-day visit to the US to campaign for the closure of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on the 11th anniversary of its opening, I had to make a visit to my local hospital in Lewisham, in south east London — whose A&E Department, and other frontline services, are currently under threat of closure — and was thrilled, in an inner-child way, to discover that it was snowing.

After taking a few photos en route, I reemerged after an hour or so to find that the snow was still steadily falling, and so, after pushing my bike back up the hill to Brockley — to mend a puncture I had received during the short journey to the hospital — I set out to capture some photos of my wider neighbourhood in the snow, taking a well-worn route down the hill to Lewisham, along the River Ravensbourne to Greenwich, and then down to the River Thames and back, a two-hour journey, at the end of which I was half-frozen. Read the rest of this entry »

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