Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The First of June!




So according to our reliable BBC weatherman, today being June 1st, it is
apparently the meteorological start of the Summer, that time that I think
we all look forward to.  It's also a time where I can now see the evening
sunsets from my side of the house. And last night's was pretty spectacular.
And oddly enough during the late evening's weather on the BBC they
showed one or two sunset pictures that the general public sent in
and one of them was almost identical to the one I took (top picture).
I guess they must have taken it roughly around the same time as me.

Further down below is a couple of early evening shots taken on
Hampstead Heath last Friday.
 
 


ABOVE:   REFLECTIONS

ABOVE:  LOOKING THROUGH TO THE POND.
Below: (left) is our June Calendar guy that comes via the
'Guy Fawkes Daily' tumblr.
And next to him on the right is one of those clever gifs which
was found at 'Sh-inaam tumblr'.

 
Below:  That amazing Asian beauty 'Keung' from Taiwan.
I'm hoping to add one or two images of him in an Asian
post that I'm working on.
 

Monday, 29 May 2017

Gabriel

 

Here's another Brazilian beauty by the name of Gabriel in some rather tasty
images by Beto Urbano. It is a little vague whether Gabriel is actually signed
with one of the big model agencies, but I do believe there may be a faint
connection to top agency Graus 40.
It was only later when gathering pictures that I learnt that he has two twin
Brothers that regularly appear in photo editorials.

At the bottom of the post is a youtube featuring all three Brothers.



GABRIEL'S INSTAGRAM
THE FAUSTINO BROTHERS FANPAGE 



Below: Gabriel (centre) with Brothers Guilherme Franco
and Pedro Franco.

Joao!


Here's a picture that's been melting lots of hearts this week.
I first saw it posted up on Christopher's Tumblr. And it's
been spreading around online at quite a pace.
And the beautiful person in these images is someone by the
name of JOAO PEDRO MOTA.
I don't think you'll find a bad picture of him in his Instagram
page.

JOAO'S INSTAGRAM
JOAO'S SNAPCHAT


Saturday at the Portobello Road

I cant think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in London than to pay
a visit to Portobello Road. Sadly I don't go so much these days, though I should.
Perhaps the journey of crossing Town is what puts me off. But once I'm there
I absolutely love it. It's hardly surprising that like Camden Market on a Sunday,
Saturday at Portobello is indeed a London tourist trap.

So what is the attraction? Well for me it's the rummaging through the record vinyl
stalls, watching and listening to the buskers and musicians that line the entire
Market Street, paying regular visits to the plant and flower stall, looking over the
vintage magazines and clothing stalls. But most of all my beady eyes are always
on the lookout for vintage artifacts, things I can use for my several ongoing building
projects.

Anyway here's just a few pictures taken on Saturday over this Bank Holidy weekend. 



Above on the right is an unusual red phone box that now has two
functions. In fact the last time I saw it on an even busier Saturday
there was a cue of about a dozen people waiting to use it.
Of course once close up I realized they all wanted to withdraw
cash from it rather than wanting to use it's phone.
Not sure though that I'd want to risk putting my Bank card
in there,  just in case it swallows it up without returning it.

 
Being a City of diminishing landmarks it's good to see that the
iconic Electric Cinema still stands in Portobello Road.



Where ever you walk up the Market street, music seems to seep out at every corner.
And I couldn't resist the samba beats emanating from this corner pub in the Market
Street.
Here's a talented musical family, although not performing the traditional
Caribbean sounds that dominate Portobello Road, but instead performing
some popular well known Classical music pieces.
 

 


Above: Well known London landmark Trellick Tower, a 31 storey
block of residential Flats which is visible once you reach the
far end of the Market.

This is one of several eye catching almost Mediterranean style properties in Pembridge
Road, at the Notting Hill Gate end of Portobello Road. 

These colourful houses are situated at the other end of Portobello Road towards
the Notting Hill end. And one of these properties has the honour of a blue plaque
indicating that someone famous once lived there.
And the house at No 22 Portobello Road was once where writer George
Orwell lived.