While my wife and my youngest were having screaming fun at Chessington World of Adventures, I went for a walk. Well, drive, then walk, then drive, and walk. I went to my old stomping ground of Brentford. More precise, Boston Manner, then onto Brentford. I grew up in Boston Manor, and remembered that there was a park with a manor house at the end of the street. So went back there after, hmmm, at least 20 years, to see if it had changed. It hadn’t, the road I lived in has changed a bit, but the park is still the same as I remember…
That squirrel just seem to pose for me. Shows how tame they are around the London area. But as he modelled, I took the pictures.
Next, we have Brentford. The Butts is a rich area I remember. So had to take some pictures of that, although I didn’t get to the really big houses. I was a little rushed for time.
The Grand Union Canal meets the River Thames in Brentford, so this is really the first lock and area on the Canal after it has left the Thames. As I didn’t have enough time, I couldn’t get to the Brendford Docks, and Thames area… Another day.
This next picture, I couldn’t decide how I wanted it, so you have all three versions of the HDR image…
Final pictures, are of a pub and interesting lamp post just off of the Butts as I was returning to the car.
I wish I had taken my 16-35mm zoom, as some things would have been better at a wider angle. But the 24-105 did well. But with the squirrel I really needed more zoom and the 70-200 would have been better. The moral of the story is that you do the best you can with the tools you have available at the time. I also wish I had given myself another 30-60 minutes to wander around. I misjudged the time it takes to drive around London. I will give myself more time in future.