Winter afternoon stroll

Evening in Blackheath
Evening in Blackheath

Cafe Solo
Cafe Solo, Camden Town

As we are going out with friends on Sunday, we did our weekly shopping today. Tigger wanted to try Morrisons at Chalk Farm and on the way we had one of the excellent vegetarian breakfasts served at Cafe Solo in Camden Town.

We like Cafe Solo’s offbeat decor and relaxed atmosphere. The skylight gives a special quality to the lighting.

Moon over Blackheath
Moon over Blackheath

In the afternoon, we decided to go for a train ride to Blackheath. By the time we arrived, the light was beginning to fade and a half moon was prominent, along with clear views of Venus and Jupiter which are currently visible in the western sky at sunset, though not in this picture.

Blackheath Halls
Blackheath Halls

We walked up the hill to Blackheath Halls, a very beautiful building. On a previous visit, we were able to go inside and take a look at the equally stylish interior. Today, we contented ourselves with a visit to the outside.

Here is a close-up of one of the mouldings:

Moulding

The Reminiscence Centre
The Reminiscence Centre

Down the road is The Reminiscence Centre which, from the casual visitor’s point of view, incorporates a museum, shop and tea room. The wider purpose of the Centre is explained in the link.

As usual, Blackheath was a busy place, especially today as crowds were waiting to the the switching on of the Christmas lights. Maybe we should have stayed to watch but we decided instead to continue our walk.

Greenwich Park gates
Greenwich Park gates

We walked up the hill onto the green, from where the top picture was taken, and then across the busy main road into Greenwich Park.

There is no lighting in the park but the half moon provided enough light to see our way and there were plenty of other people walking through.

 

Greenwich
Greenwich

We left the Park through the gates shown in the picture and walked into the town centre where the Christmas lights had already been switched on.

The town was very lively and we went across into Greenwich Market (see below) which was crowded and busy.

We continued into Cutty Sark Gardens which in daylight gives broad views of the Thames and the waterfront. Now that darkness had fallen, all we could see were the lights. These made a beautiful sight but as I didn’t have a tripod, most of my photos were badly blurred.

Leaving the Cutty Sark Gardens, we warmed ourselves up in the Starbucks that you can see in the third picture below before returning home by the Docklands Light Railway and the good old tube.

Greenwich Market
Greenwich Market
Cutty Sark Gardens
Cutty Sark Gardens
Coffee in view!
Coffee in view!
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About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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