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Christmas at Coal Drops

The Christmas lights have gone up surprisingly early in Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross (but do we say that every year?). Here they are all lit up early one morning. No crowds today though – the restaurants and shops will remain closed for at least the next 2 weeks.

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Breaking free

After spending much of the weekend indoors due to the rain, we managed to spot a break in the clouds late on Sunday morning.

We took the opportunity to head to the closed car park at Alexandra Palace for some bike riding and sprints. Good to get out!

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Poor teddy!

A neon orange teddy lies forlornly in the weeds and dead leaves of an alley in Kings Cross.

Reward if found!

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Kings Cross

Mirroring nature

I caught this scene whilst cycling along a raised walkway at Coal Drop Yard in Kings Cross.

I was dawn and the Sun was shining hazily through the early morning fog.

I love the way the lamps along the walkway mirrored the colour in the sky.

A moment of calm before the hecticness of London life.

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Kings Cross

Gasholder mirrors

This is Gasholders Park in Kings Cross, London. It is surrounded by a circular bench and lots of mirrors. A little unnerving to walk through, you’re not quite sure whether you will walk into space or a mirror!

The afternoon winter light is already casting long shadows at 1pm. The blue sky casts beautiful reflections in all directions.

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Samsung stairs

These stairs lead up to the flagship Samsung shop in Kings Cross. The under stair lighting combined with natural bright sunlight complements the indoor / outdoor feel of the place. And the vertical lines everywhere contrast nicely with the brickwork in the background.

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Kings Cross

Lockdown lunch

Walking around Kings Cross (where I have worked since September), I have been struck by the emptiness of the place. At lunchtime, when you would expect the shops, restaurants and cafes to be full, hardly anyone is there.

There is a walkway around the central cutout section, a good spot to people watch. For this shot, the sun was shining brightly, casting interesting shadows on the rather desolate scene.

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Hampstead Heath

Hey!

A walk through Hampstead Heath on a blustery autumnal day. This part of the Heath is wide open, with isolated trees standing up to the wind and rain.

My son runs from his mother and younger brother to chase the crows which have gathered in the open. They squawk and call to each other as he sends them scattering. The wind keeps blowing as we make our way slowly back to the car. Are those raindrops we can feel?