Friday, January 8, 2016

London Eye, Anglophile Friday

We were walking along what I think is called St. George's Road, aka the A 302 in London, on our way to the Imperial War Museum, when we happened upon this lovely, warm invitation to the neighborhood. And of course, I got such a kick out of it that I had to take a picture.

'It ain't much, but it's home.'

The pipe, where the Eye lives, 
is in that big tree that grew around it.
Can you see the two white dots? Those are the hands.
Yes, the Imperial War Museum is in the background,
but that's another story.

The other Eye.



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Preppy Empty Nester said...

Great pics and stories, Judy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Linda said...

Rumor has it that Bates and Anna will be happy, smiles. I am so delighted with the Mrs. Hughes storyline, lol. Sadden to know this will be the last season...anyways--enjoyed your photos. Have a lovely Friday and p.s. I just opened up the Lady Mary soap--divine, my friend, divine.

Dicky Bird said...

I think that is funny too...I like weird stuff too. YES Downton is back...I loved what Carson said about Mrs. Hughes!!! I am a fan of Edith...I hope she finds her "place." I hope we see Tom and Sybie again!

Jenny Woolf said...

Goodness, I never noticed that. I will check to see if it is still there next time I am in the neighbourhood!

Theresa said...

Yikes, that weird for sure:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Celestina Marie said...

Happy New Year. What fun to walk upon this interesting setting. Love DA too and sorry to see it end after this season. Have a great weekend. hugs

Linda Kay said...

Judy what a creepy thing to run across on a lovely walk! Fun.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Love it, Judy!! Did you go on the London Eye--the wheel? I so enjoy your Anglophile Fridays! I couldn't agree more that poor Anna needs a scene without tears! Hopefully there will be a happy ending! ♥

Debbie said...

weird, but unusual and i like unusual...unexpected, seeing sights that were not expected!!! i have never watched Downton, maybe this season as i know it is a big hit and the last season, i think!!!!

Elizabethd said...

Downton has ended here, so I won't spoil it for you be relating any of the story! We do miss it.

Tired Teacher said...

The Brits have a great sense of humor.

MadSnapper said...

i like both eyes and would be happy to visit them. kind of looks like the Grinches hands but not green.. very creative of the artist.

QuiltShopGal said...

Fun post. Love the artwork you spotted on walk. I had somewhat a similar experience on a walk in a forest in British Columbia.


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Cathy said...

Interesting...but weird. No offense! lol

The other eye is rather cool and I'd enjoy hearing about the building behind the eye.

Have a great weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

Isn't it amazing how you can sometimes see some strange and weird sites sometimes ... fun too!

I bet the view from the London Eye was breathtaking ... well I hope it was!

ALl the best Jan

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love that shot from the Eye! Looks like you had a wonderful start to the new year with family too! We have had a few snow touched days that have made our usual dull winters brighter. Time for the long slog now I think. So nice that you came by to cheer my day too!

sweetbriardreams said...

I love those eyes! I will have to look out for this when I am next down. Ah, Downton Abbey, I've seen series 6 and the fabulous Christmas special and will give nothing away apart from you will absolutely love it! My family are so glad it's over so that I don't keep saying "I've walked down those stairs", "I've stood in that room" etc etc. It drove them mad apparently. Have a wonderful weekend xx

Terri D said...

What a very strange sight to happen upon! Glad you got those photos!! Yes! Downton is back and we loved the first episode. I sure hate to see it end this time. We may have to find it on Netflix or Acorn and start all over again. Wishing you and yours a great weekend!

Susie said...

Judy, I bet this is the most unusual picture of the day. So funny. What a hardy old tree, amazing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, xoxo,Susie

TexWisGirl said...

too funny!

Marcia said...

What a surprise to see those eyes staring at you.

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genie said...

I bet you took a double take when you came upon that little spooky surprise. That is a hoot. The Imperial War Museum is one of my favorite shots in London...have been there many times. I only went up in the eye ONE time. That was enough for me. I like my feet on terra firma thank you very much ;-)

Barbara said...

I'm not a Downton Abbey fan, so I can't comment on that; but I will say the photos of the eyeball and hands is interesting....
Have a good weekend!

Carla from The River said...

1. I can see Mr. C doing something like this. ;-)
2. I think Sam and Atticus would love it!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, that is too funny! And strange! I can't imagine coming across this on a dark night :) I love the sense of humor here! Happy weekend! x Karen

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Judy - thanks for coming by my blog - what an amazing site to see ... I'm delighted you took a photo of "that eye" ... wonderful ... I haven't watched Downton - but it's been a real hit. cheers Hilary

Anonymous said...

That eye and hands cracked me up!

Vee said...

That is pretty creepy. Someone, ahem, has a twisted mind. I would decorate with an owl if I wished to be creepy or with a cute little robin's nest with three blue eggs. I know. Totally predictable and pedestrian. Wait. I think I have it...this is not meant to frighten, it is meant to amuse. Takes me time to catch up.

Joanne Froggatt is such a good actress that tears are no problem for her. She is so good that we hate to see her cry. Now there's an irony. I have good hopes for Anna.

Sunday evenings are so pleasant now that Downton Abbey has returned to us. I read that a fun difference between British and American viewers is that American viewers cross the street to tell DA actors how much they love the show while British viewers cross the street to tell them that they have never watched.

Red Rose Alley said...

Judy, I can see why you wanted to take a picture of this, it's unusual, isn't it? But it gets your attention, that's for sure hahaha. Can you believe I've never seen Downton Abbey before? Now, I must watch an episode. The dress styles, the elegance, and the era is everything I like.

Have a relaxing weekend, Judy.


Judy S. said...

Fun photo! Glad you showed the second picture of its location as it's much smaller than I thought. Happy 2016! Stay warm, too; we hear it's very cold in the upper Midwest.

NanaDiana said...

What a great photo- Looked like a HUGE eye in that first photo and was kinda creepy. lol Hope you are having a great weekend! xo Diana

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

fun ( and strange! :) photo!

I don't have cable TV anymore but have my Downton DVD ordered from Amazon to ship towards the end of the month.

SO SAD that this is the last in the series!!!


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