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Even in London!

Yup!  My addiction to weather vanes holds true the world over!  Add chimneys to the list.  And now you get both for the price of one.

I'm still on my walk to St. Paul's Cathedral in London and promise to get you there by tomorrow!



Even in London!

Yup!  My addiction to weather vanes holds true the world over!  Add chimneys to the list.  And now you get both for the price of one.

I'm still on my walk to St. Paul's Cathedral in London and promise to get you there by tomorrow!



comments (23)

I like how the dark colors bring out the gold in the vane. Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kay.
That my dear is a lovely shot !
Ginnie Hart: You are a sweetheart, Johnny!
  • Ellie
  • New Forest, Hampshire, England
  • 5 Mar 2007, 01:01
Oh my, doesn't that weatherwane look wonderful against the cloudy sky. Lovely rich colours in the brickwork too, and you've captured the English weather perfectly wink
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Ellie, I think I must have been a Britisher in a past life since I actually like this kind of weather. smile I'm a strawberry blond and can't take a lot of sun, so this is much more to my liking.

Since SC is a UK site, I've been hoping to goodness that the shots I'm showing are "indicative" and not offensive in any way. This is what I saw and found it very beautiful! We do NOT have chimneys or rooftops like this where I come from! smile
  • dotun
  • 5 Mar 2007, 02:37
very hard to find combo, nice one!
Ginnie Hart: You can imagine how excited I was, Dotun, to get both so close together. You're right. smile
I am enjoying your walk smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks a million, Martin! smile
Oh what a lovely weather vane! I must say, the walk to the Cathedral is quite picturesque. I am enjoying it smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Kedar. Thanks.
nice capture this way
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
Well composed . . . London holds a lot a secrets and such shots wet ones appetite.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Shakara. I totally agree about the secrets of London!
Like the way the gold on the weather vane really stands out.
Ginnie Hart: Thnks a million, Bernie.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 5 Mar 2007, 13:36
Yes, I agree, this is so very pleasing with the gold and gray tones.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you, sweetie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Mar 2007, 13:40
Oh my heart and soul - you should show Ginnie this one - she'll flip. Excellent rendering of a number of things that she likes. Colour contrasts excellent.

Nice one Ginnie - what's the world coming to if you have to entertain yourself?
Ginnie Hart: You get lots of smiles for this, dear Louis! smile smile smile smile
  • Mia
  • US of A
  • 5 Mar 2007, 14:40
Top notch lighting Ginnie. You're making me wanna take a trip to London now smile I can't wait to see more!
Ginnie Hart: I'v had so much fun with the London pics, most of which I'll never show here. But the ones I am showing have their own special place. smile Thanks, Mia.
  • jelb
  • France
  • 5 Mar 2007, 15:14
Bonjour,
Well done shot! The architectural "opposition" is very interesting! Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jelb.
I love the roof tops. How cool. The pic makes me smile and think of you. Look I'm back... smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you're back, Jen! That brings a smile to my face. smile
les 2 l'une à côté de l'autre... très joli!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, O-P. smile
Love the contrast in this one, and the way you got the gold to shine smile I've been in London a couple of times, but I now know that I have to lift my heavy big nose to the sky....that's where I can find beautiful objects for great pics smile
Ginnie Hart: HA, Aksel. I'm getting better at looking up myself. smile Thanks for commenting.
Thank goodness for digital and memory cards, you would have been stopping every 5 minutes to change film in the old days!! Nicely shot Gramma Ginn, could have done with a slightly narrower aperture to sharpen the chimney pots, but real good old London subject matter. Many regards, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Neil! It's really hard to believe we once used film and paid attention to how many pics we were snapping.

As to the sharpening, believe it or not, I took off the SC sharpening because it did a weird number on something (can't remember what). Oh well.
Suivez la flèche et découvrez... la cheminée du Père Noël !
Ginnie Hart: Awww. That is so cute, Roland! If Santa follows the arrow, he'll know where to go at Christmas time. smile
  • Ellie
  • New Forest, Hampshire, England
  • 6 Mar 2007, 00:05
Had to come back for another look after getting your reply, even though I ought to be visiting other blogs just now.

Ginnie, I can't imagine that you'd take pictures that would be in any way offensive to anybody. This picture is lovely, and it's of something not many people will have had the chance to see. I know I haven't. The weather vane on the cupola is so bright and perfectly outlined against the sky. The brickwork of the chimney, the texture is fabulous and somehow very 'grimily comfortable' ... just how far in front of the weather vane was the chimney?
Ginnie Hart: Ellie, you are something else! Thank you for your assurances (even if I do feel guilty that I kept you from someone else's blog!).

When I'm in my own country, it's easy to snap away at this and that. Actually, the same is true for here in Germany. But since I know SC is a UK blog, I actually have felt a bit more self-conscious about my London pics. Isn't that interesting?
The counterpoint of the gold with the sky and the brick is very nice. It really adds interest to the photo.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Red Pen. Thanks a million for your comment.
That's a beauty!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Josie. smile
I like these kind of architectural shots. Heritage, texture, color, diverging plains, metal and stone. The golds, reds and blues work nicely together.
Ginnie Hart: You're so very kind, John. Thanks.
  • Julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 10 Mar 2007, 08:31
I love it. I find it somehow funny. The beautiful weathervane next to the straight simple chimney.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Julia. That's why I love pics like this!!!

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