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Aldwych Disused Underground Station Tour

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Today I got the rare chance to have a look around the disused underground station Aldywch, originally called the Strand. Open in 1907 the Stand station was never fully completed and has served a number of functions up until its complete closure in 1994. Now used for filming and by the Emergency Response Unit for training, the London transport museum run tours for a couple of weeks each year. Wikipedia has some more information here.

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Sarah & James

By | Personal, Thames Valley Lodge, Wedding Story | Comments

Yesterday I had an amazing day at Sarah & James’s Wedding at the Thames Valley Lodge.

I have known both Sarah & James since University, although I wasn’t working at this wedding, I couldn’t resist taking along my EOS M and capturing some photos of the day.

We started at the Thames Valley Lodge in Staines-upon-Thames before jumping aboard the Southern Comfort which took us along the Thames to Laleham where we disembarked for the ceremony at All Saints Church. We then headed back the boat for the cruise back to the Thames Valley Lodge.
Sarah & James

Here’s a quick slideshow of their day.

You’ll find their full gallery of images here

Or if you know Sarah or James over on Facebook here

Congratulations again to both Sarah & James.

Please note that these photo were taken as a guest to their Wedding and do not represent the professional photography service provided by Chris Powell Photography.

Wildlife in the Charentes

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I’m out in the Charentes, France at the moment, staying near Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. The countryside is bristling with wildlife, so obviously I’ve spent the last week capturing lots of photos of all the little insects and animals. Here are a few that I’d like to share. 2013 0622 14 45 50 IMG 76522013 0622 14 45 47 IMG 76502013 0622 14 45 32 IMG 7643 Hummingbird Hawk Moth 2013 0622 14 45 14 IMG 7640 Hummingbird Hawk Moth 2013 0622 14 45 05 IMG 7637 2013 0622 14 44 54 IMG 7633 Hummingbird Hawk Moth 2013 0622 14 45 05 IMG 76372013 0622 14 44 54 IMG 76332013 0622 14 42 03 IMG 7619 Black Bee 2013 0622 14 40 43 IMG 7609 Dorytomus Longimanus 2013 0622 14 30 26 IMG 75902013 0622 14 29 52 IMG 75852013 0622 14 28 01 IMG 75712013 0622 14 25 51 IMG 75662013 0622 14 25 45 IMG 75642013 0622 14 15 10 IMG 75612013 0622 14 13 03 IMG 75512013 0622 14 12 37 IMG 75472013 0622 14 11 58 IMG 75432013 0622 14 10 29 IMG 75342013 0622 11 28 28 IMG 7522 2013 0622 11 21 12 IMG 75172013 0622 14 26 01 IMG 7568 2013 0622 11 02 37 IMG 75022013 0622 11 02 23 IMG 74952013 0622 11 01 02 IMG 74802013 0622 11 01 45 IMG 74902013 0622 11 00 50 IMG 7477 Humingbird Hawk Moth 2013 0622 10 50 27 IMG 74712013 0622 10 33 27 IMG 74612013 0622 10 31 36 IMG 74502013 0622 10 31 06 IMG 74412013 0622 10 31 04 IMG 74382013 0622 10 16 05 IMG 74332013 0622 10 13 49 IMG 74142013 0622 10 13 39 IMG 74122013 0622 10 13 06 IMG 74042013 0622 10 12 34 IMG 74022013 0622 10 12 06 IMG 73992013 0621 13 49 31 IMG 73332013 0621 13 04 51 IMG 7308 Wild Kittens living in the barn next door 2013 0619 20 33 53 IMG 72722013 0619 20 33 08 IMG 72652013 0619 20 30 56 IMG 72542013 0619 20 30 42 IMG 7249 Hummingbird Hawk Moth 2013 0619 16 41 32 IMG 7137 Hummingbird Hawk Moth 2013 0619 16 41 31 IMG 7135 Hummingbird Hawk Moth 2013 0619 16 41 25 IMG 7132 Hummingbird Hawk Moth 2013 0619 16 40 51 IMG 71202013 0617 11 02 29 IMG 68802013 0617 10 57 56 IMG 6854 Black Bee 2013 0616 16 42 18 IMG 6836 Black Bee 2013 0616 16 42 18 IMG 68362013 0617 10 32 01 IMG 6852 2013 0624 14 24 23 IMG 08682013 0628 11 04 56 IMG 10022013 0628 11 33 12 IMG 83822013 0628 11 33 24 IMG 83852013 0628 11 39 51 IMG 83932013 0628 11 59 17 IMG 84212013 0628 12 00 21 IMG 84332013 0628 11 59 47 IMG 84242013 0628 11 46 29 IMG 83962013 0628 11 46 45 IMG 8401