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Autumn in Regent's Park. [20051024|17:00]
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(Seven in the gallery.)
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[User Picture]From: nationofsheep
2005-10-24 16:14 (UTC)
Cool pics! Such a classic British scene there with the path.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-10-24 17:05 (UTC)
It almost looks fake to me, especially with the light and the two tiny people at the end of the path.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2005-10-24 16:30 (UTC)
The composition in Fallen Leaves is fantastic.

But "Please Use Other Footpath" is my favorite.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-10-24 17:07 (UTC)
I know the footpath sign doesn't fit with the rest of the photos at all, but I couldn't resist including it.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2005-10-24 22:16 (UTC)
It's great. It belongs on the cover of a Douglas Adams novel.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2005-10-24 16:30 (UTC)
Nice! Is that the park with the Peter Pan statue to the west of the city centre?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-10-24 17:04 (UTC)
No, I think the Peter Pan statue is in Hyde Park.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-10-25 08:37 (UTC)
The rocks sitting on that middle leaf were already there. They looked as if they'd been arranged, but there were no footprints or any other sign of recent disturbance. It was a little creepy.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2005-10-25 01:50 (UTC)
It's nice to see I'm not the only one that likes to take photos of dead & half-dead flowers. Sometimes they're at their most interesting phase then, yeah?
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[User Picture]From: omniana
2005-10-25 01:55 (UTC)
(smile) I've taken several pictures of wilted and droopy flower arrangements. They do seem more expressive when they aren't so perky. Or more real and less perfect.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-10-25 08:41 (UTC)
There's a Japanese artist who likes to take pictures of wilting flowers: Nobuyoshi Araki. He also likes to take pictures of very young women - some innocent, some less work-safe - but I think the gallery in the upper right corner, with the snake wrapped around the vase, is just flowers.
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[User Picture]From: omniana
2005-10-26 18:11 (UTC)
He does like his T&A. It was kinda funny to see a slideshow with mostly skin interspersed with the occasional random city scene, as if he was just sneaking in those provocative images of buildings.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-10-27 13:49 (UTC)
Nope, I haven't been to the exhibit yet. If you decide to go, lemme know and I'll drop things and head over to accompany you. In fact, if I can tempt you out tomorrow...? It's Friday, after all. :-D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-10-28 09:41 (UTC)
Ah yes, I think perhaps Lemsip, blankets and books are better companions for you at the moment. It's also kinda wet outside today. I may try to drag Marco to the exhibit tomorrow. If he won't go, I'll go by myself. And if it's good, I'll happily go twice once you're better!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-10-25 08:34 (UTC)
Yes, especially when the gardeners go to painstaking lengths to achieve uniformity, as they often do in the parks here. I took these photos on 16 October. I was in the park yesterday and all the flowers I saw then have been removed, presumably for being too wilty.
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[User Picture]From: omniana
2005-10-25 01:52 (UTC)
I agree, the leaves are very striking.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-10-25 08:58 (UTC)
That's three (3!) votes for the leaves. I guess I'll be saving that photo. ;-)
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From: enzeru
2005-10-25 07:11 (UTC)
Oh my, those are lovely. Even the comical "Please Use Other Footpath" is nicely composed with the rippled tree reflection bordering it.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-10-25 08:46 (UTC)
Poor drowned footpath sign. And traffic cones. On the other side of the bridge was a drowned directional arrow, pointing down. Something tells me they didn't end up there accidentally.
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From: enzeru
2005-10-25 09:09 (UTC)
I'm surprised the cone's not floating. I didn't think their bases were weighted.

An arrow pointing down--maybe that way was Neverwhere.
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[User Picture]From: bellelaqueen
2005-10-25 08:15 (UTC)
I love Autumn in the Park.

Seeings as we're starting to lose it, I'm big into greenery at the moment. If you want to experiement with colours, you should pop over to Slovenia for a couple of days, the vegetation there is all colours of Autumn (will post some pics later today so you can see what I mean).
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-10-25 08:58 (UTC)
I took those photos a week and a half ago, and already most of the leaves have changed color and fallen off. All the rain yesterday probably didn't help.

Plus, the flower beds have been dug up - probably because they were starting to wilt and were hence no longer uniformly perfect enough for the English Garden (TM). :-P

I'd love to pop over to Slovenia, but am presently rather broke. I'll plan for next year though, thanks for the suggestion!
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[User Picture]From: enn
2005-10-26 05:09 (UTC)
o! so pretty; i want to go frolicking in the park too!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-10-26 09:11 (UTC)
Someday we will, for sure. And have tea and scones with clotted cream.
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