As usual on a Sunday, we performed our weekly shopping run to Sainsbury’s. I took the habitual photos which you see here:
Someone’s fed the pigeons
Going through Chapel Market
Clouds and sun
When we were returning from Sainsbury’s, it had started to rain but, after lunch, the weather looked more promising. I took the above photo as we crossed through Sainsbury’s car park on our way to catch a 274 bus.
The bus stop is beside the police station in Tolpuddle Street. There are double yellow lines all along the road but the police park their vehicles here nonetheless. Who’s going to give them a parking ticket?
Aboard the 274
We went aboard the 274 and found front seats upstairs available.
Regent’s Canal at Regent’s Park
We left the bus at Regent’s Park and crossed the bridge over the Regent’s Canal into the park.
We walked down the central avenue. The weather was now warm and sunny and there were crowds of people.
Donated by Sir Cowasgee Jehangir
We of course photographed the drinking fountain (inaugurated 1869) donated by Sir Cowasgee Jehangir.
We stopped for coffee at the park cafe.
A medical helicopter lands
There was some excitement when an area of the playing field was cleared and a medical helicopter landed. I don’t quite know what the purpose was except that something was collected from a police car and taken into the aircraft.
It turned and flew away
The helicopter then lifted, turned and flew away. Excitement over.
We had come to see the open-air exhibition of Frieze Sculpture, which now seems to be an annual event. Whether or not modern sculpture interests you, visiting it is free so why not? Below are pictures of some of the sculptures. I missed a few but cannot say this causes me huge regret. I will refrain from any commentary, artistic or other (which probably also says something about my opinion of the works!). As the sculptures are exhibited in a public place there are inevitably people interacting with them. Achieving a clear shot was rarely possible. On the other hand, the presence of people around, in and on the sculptures produced an interest of its own.
José Pedro Croft: Untitled
Anthony Caro: Palanquin
Carlos Cruz-Diez: Environnement de Transchromie Circulaire
Stoyan Dechev: Event Horizon
Rasheed Araeen: Lovers in the Regent’s Park
Sumayya Vally, Counterspace: Fragment of Serpentine Pavilion for Frieze Sculpture Park
Isamu Noguchi: Play Sculpture
Jorge Otero-Pailos: Biosignature Preservation
Vanessa da Silva: Muamba Grove
Solange Pessoa: Untitled, from Skull Series
Annie Morris: Stack 9, Ultramarine Blue
Yunizar: Induk Monster, (Motber Monster)
Ibrahim El-Salahi: Meditation Tree
Rose Wylie: Pineapple
After that tour of the sculptures and trying to photograph them without too many people in the way, it was a relief to make for the main road and locate a bus stop.
On the bus for home
And here we are, on the bus for home with a relaxing evening in view!