I’ve been lucky enough to spot A1 Pacific No. 60163Tornado twice in the last two days. The first time wasn’t very glamorous – it was blowing a gale and my vantage point was a long way off, plus the engine was being hauled behind a diesel for its journey between London Liverpool Street and Harwich. I caught it on the viaduct just south of Chelmsford Station:
However, the next day saw sunny conditions with blue skies. This time she was pulling the Winton Train, commemorating the evacuation to London of hundreds of Jewish Czech children in 1939. Here’s the view across the fields near Mountnessing:
I enjoyed several great photographic trips during August, and so I had a tough time choosing my favourites on occasion. I visited RHS Hyde Hall for an afternooon and found plenty of exotic plants to photograph. This macro of leaf veins nearly made it for Day #580.
I went on several nature walks and managed to catch some excellent wildlife images – not something which is usually my strong point, so I was quite pleased. This lovely male Ruddy Darter [right] nearly made it on Day #583.
I also visited the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green and climbed up The Monument one Saturday, which gave a great view over London, plus providing some interesting views of the building itself.
On Day #598, I enjoyed another long photowalk along the South Bank with a friend, and it was therefore difficult to choose which picture would be the best to represent the day. Polka Dot Trees [above] almost made top of the pile. Here are the rest.