Today was another day of sunshine alternating with showers. I had an errand to run in Amwell Street and waited until the sun came out.
I was surprised by how clear the air and sky were, as if the rain had washed them. Everything shone with a new, clean beauty.
My eye was caught by this shop in Amwell Street, a fairly recent arrival. Its Website describes it as a supplier of antique country furniture. This bird cage, which was really what caught my eye, is presumably an antique. I was glad to see that it was untenanted and I hope it remains so.
In this photo looking down Claremont Square, you can perhaps get some idea of how clear the sky was, the clouds looking like sculptures of chalk.
In my post In the cafe on July 22nd, I recounted a visit to Polo 24-Hour Bar in Bishopsgate. Then, it looked like this.
We called in there this evening on the way home from work. They have refurbished it and now it looks like this. A complete transformation.
Much as I dislike the rain and having to dodge the showers, I almost hope this weather continues because in the sunny intervals, everything looks so clear, clean and beautiful that you want to photograph every scene.
There is another shop in Amwell Street that I keep an eye on. It used to be an antiques shop but these days it specializes in art, in particular, the paintings of Chris Burns. Yesterday I saw this work in the window.
I find these paintings rather strange and I often can’t see what they represent. I recognized this one as a cat (the exact title is “THIN ‘River Street’ CAT”) which, I suppose, is some sort of progress.
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