Monday, 14 September 2009

Monday Evening


On the drive home from picking Andy up at the Dome we saw a tiny glimpse of a fantastic sunset. I drove a bit further to see more but, as so often happens, it had gone. We ended up in Greenwich and were just turning round to go home when we spotted this ship. When they are moored at Greenwich, these cruise ships seem huge and just loom up over the road. We went to have a look-down Norway Street and we also saw this poor old abandoned pub-The Thames. There do seem to be people living upstairs but all the windows were boarded up.

8 comments:

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Fabulous shots!! It is another world... Those HUGE ships always baffle my mind. How on earth can they float? But they do ;)

What a fab building, boarded up windows and all, it adds to the whole feel.

xoxo, V

Sonia ;) said...

OH poor pub I would love an old pub to fix up...

xoxox

Mar said...

cool pub! too bad they closed
sign of the times i suppose...great shots both of them
but
the sunflower...now that is a beautiful shot indeed
i love the sunflowers ...such a happy flower!

Tracy said...

Great photos, Sarah! That ship is beautiful. And what a pity about that pub...great building. Always something interesting around every corner, isn't there? Happy Week, my friend ((HUGS))

Anairam said...

Oh, there is something about a sunset behind a ship ... it makes me think of travelling - old-style travelling, on a cruise ship, with dinner and dances, and elegant women lying lazily in deckchairs, cocktails in hand, a man in a dinner jacket gazing off into the distance ...
PS I am glad you don't think I have a problem! It is great to find out that you keep books and journals and lists too. Hmmmm, I like the idea of your Books book. I do keep a list of everything I read, but only title and author (on computer). So weird, I once actually thought of recording first sentences (and I thought I was original!) - I think the first sentence of a book is SO important. It can draw me in or totally put me off. Your book must be amazing to go through! Thanks for the Purcell link - no, I did not know about her. Her style really, really appeals to me! I also liked what she wrote about Modernostalgia. Oh man, that is SO my style. Let me know what the Interior Alchemy book is like. I don't quite get the Organon 9 Worlds name though - what does it mean?

Candace said...

Oh my goodness, how homesick these shots make me for your (and partially my) homeland. I've been on one of those floating cities. Incredible. The amount of food and beverage served at all times... nothing short of obscene.

Oh, if I only had the do re mi to take that pub in hand. I love corner buildings that jut out like that.
WONDERful photos, Sarah.
Sunsets at sea... sigh.

Take care and thanks for these treasures!
Candace x

Vickie said...

Wow, that must be a sight to see such a huge ship. I would feel so small in comparison. I always think it so sad to see buildings abandoned. They have such character and heart. Maybe someone will want to open it up again. Love the perftect sunflower! and the cat is very cute.

Liz said...

Beautiful pics! I would love to go on one of those cruise ships!