Friday, 31 October 2014


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.... and I'm not saying that just because I have started going to the gym! My friend Marion Temple, Wansteads guerrilla gardner, tipped me off about this shattered car wing mirror lying in Grove Park. Just my sort of subject really, I just love the reflection of the sky in the pieces.

Thursday, 30 October 2014


I can't claim any talent when it comes to drawing. However I do know someone who can and as you can see from the artwork above she is very good. Wanstead artist Wendy D' Souza Daniels ran a very successful drawing workshop during the The Wanstead Fringe at our gallery. As they say in show business 'back by popular demand' Wendy is running another on Sunday November 9th 12 till 2.30pm. It doesn't matter whether you are just starting out or you are more advanced come along for  two and a half hours of stimulating and interesting tuition. Pencils, paper, tea and cake will be provided so please ring the gallery on 0208 530 1244 to book your place, it's just £15 per person and places are limited.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014


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There is so much building work going on in Wanstead at the moment, on a short walk the other day I passed at least ten projects underway. Not that I'm complaining there are some really smart looking houses on the streets now. The house in the picture is covered in scaffolding but I really like this view looking over the garden gate, the ivy makes a great frame for the front door.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


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I'm always surprised what I find on my wanderings around Wanstead. These grapes for instance, I discovered them in Stanstead Road growing on a vine threading it's way through the garden fence. Sadly not enough for the owners of the house to start bottling there own wine but a nice little discovery for me.

Monday, 27 October 2014


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I pass this garden shed on Eastway on the way to the Gallery quite often. I'm not quite sure what appeals to me about it, I thinks it's the peeling paint and 'vintage' look. It always makes me think of seaside beach huts, one of my favourite things.

Sunday, 26 October 2014


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Sorry Wanstead Daily Photo has been a little hit and miss this week, its been very busy.  A big photoshoot on location and several in the gallery, so apologies, anyway I'm back on track now. I saw this a fabulous sky as I left the Gallery in Nightingale Lane on Saturday night, I love the dark cloud cutting the sky in half.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


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I seem to be finding a lot of these lonely leaves lately. You might have seen the one I discover on a car bonnet the other day. This one appeared on my door mat, I rather like the way it seems have have landed in the oblong, which is part of the mat's design. Very artistic...

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


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Great sky on Saturday evening. The broken clouds were moving slowly when I spotted the lights on in the front room of this Wanstead house. For some reason the dark sky with house lights shining out made me think of the film 'Psycho'. You remember the house on the hill with the dark sky behind..... be careful  in the shower....

Monday, 20 October 2014


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Fantastic double rainbow over Wanstead this afternoon, truly amazing. I've never seen this before, I wasn't in the best position to capture it but I thought this was pretty impressive.

Friday, 17 October 2014


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Stumped.... but nothing to do with cricket. I found this tree stump on a Christ Church Green walk, I though it looked very sad. Judging by the decay that appears to be on the exposed interior I assume it was very poorly tree. Hopefully another has been planted to replace it.

You can also see in the background of the picture the children's playground on Christ Church Green. The good people of Wanstead having raised money for the Christmas tree on George Green may now have to raise more money for the repair of the playground. Check out Wansteadium for more information on this project.

Thursday, 16 October 2014


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As I was locking up at the Gallery this evening I came across these leaves that had landed on a car bonnet. I thought it would make an interesting picture with the sky behind and the buildings around it. I hadn't planned on being in the picture myself but hey that's just the way it worked out  using my iPhones camera.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


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Next to our gallery, 'eightyfour' in Nightigale Lane there is a newsagents, Annes News. Of course it doesn't  just sell newspapers it's more of a convenience store with groceries, sweets etc. Anyway drivers pull up outside and pop in for whatever they need, quite often there seems to be a  dog in the car or van. The thing that really amuses me is that the dogs must be able to smell or sense the 'goodies' in shop, so they are always peering out for the owners return, hopefully with a treat I assume.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014


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Yes I know it's the title of a famous film by former, almost, local boy Alfred Hitchcock. It just sprang into mind yesterday as I stared out of the kitchen widow at the garden  watching the rain run down the glass. Well I expect I shouldn't be surprised as it's Autumn, I did however cook a really nice 'Sunday' lunch even though it was Monday which made up for the weather.

Monday, 13 October 2014


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I think I have probably mention this before, how does a plant manage to grow in what to me seems such an inhospitable place?  I have no idea but I think they add a lot to a road or street or in this case Nightingale Lane.

Sunday, 12 October 2014


                            World © Geoff Wilkinson - All rights reserved not the Prime Ministers country home. I came across this rather smart car at the top of Nightingale Lane yesterday. It was parked opposite the United Reformed Church, as you can see it had this two toned chequered roof, very sporty.

Saturday, 11 October 2014


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I seem to have baffled everyone with my post last month about the location of Grove Mansions. Well it's is at the top of Grosvenor Road immediately behind Barclays Bank . As I passed there the other day I spotted this door on the pavement outside, building work in progress no doubt.

Friday, 10 October 2014


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The Wanstead Art Trail is long over, this piece of work however is still on display on the fence of Wanstead Church School on the High Street. It was done by pupils attending the after school Art-works class, do look out for it as you pass by. 

Thursday, 9 October 2014


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At first  when I spotted this  colourful lump attached to the tree I assumed it was a plastic bag carried there by the wind. On closer inspection however it turned out to be a type of fungus. It struck me as unusual because I am accustomed to seeing fungus growing on fallen trees in Wanstead Park, this tree is growing in Redbridge Lane. Having just watched the television news reporting how even more British trees are now under threat from disease I hope this is not an omen for this one.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


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I always enjoy peeking into front gardens as I wander around Wanstead. I discovered this garden  in Wellesley Rd, I really like the combination of the stones and the mosaic tiled path which I think must be original.  Simple to keep tidy as well I suspect.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


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What a rubbish day yesterday, weatherwise that is. Rain, then more rain, overcast and to my mind a little chilly, it really did feel as if winter was on the way. However, first thing in the morning at sunrise there were these fantastic colours in the sky. I took these two pictures at 7.06am, I'm certainly glad I caught the light before the weather changed.

Monday, 6 October 2014


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Ah well here we are in Autumn. It seemed only right to walk across Christchurch Green to look at fallen leaves. The colours are of course great and at the moment I am loving these pictures taken from ground level across the carpets of leaves.

Saturday, 4 October 2014


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We are lucky enough to get really interesting early morning light in our garden. As the sun comes up it throws a shaft of light between our shed and the house next door. It's quite a narrow beam, maybe just a couple of foot wide. This morning, in it's path, it caught this dandelion bowed over by the weight of the early morning dew, it's amazing what you see from the kitchen window as you make tea.

Don't forget we have in stock at the Gallery the 2015 Wanstead Society Calendar, it's full of my Wanstead Daily Photo pictures. At only £6 it's a great buy either for yourself or as a Christmas gift, it never too early!

Friday, 3 October 2014


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I know I have mentioned this before, it comes up every year. Conkers, horse chestnuts I just never know the difference but I know there is someone out there who will explain. Looking at this picture it reminded me of a  rolled up hedgehog or porcupine. Not of course that there are any porcupines in Wanstead but there is the occasional hedgehog.


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I seem to be coming across flowers that look past their best at the moment, it's that time if the year I expect. I posted a picture of one the other day that I found by the river Roding. I took this picture of a rose in my garden, I walk past every day and admire it, it doesn't seem to have any sense of the time of year. There always seems to be a bloom on it whatever the season or weather. When I saw it against this dramatic sky the other evening I thought it was definitely worth a picture.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


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I can't quite remember where I found this flower, I have a feeling that it was on the banks if the river Roding during a walk. I know its past its best but I think that's what appealed to me, the way parts of the petals are slightly off colour.