I have been doing lots of watercolour and ink sketches of buildings recently.
Last August, I took a trip to Fulham. It was the first time I had been to Fulham for many years and I specifically explored the Putney Bridge end of Fulham as that was where I used to live. This August, I returned to Fulham, with my friends Lesley and James, and this time we aimed to explore the Fulham Broadway area. Again a beautiful summer’s day, but my oh my, it has really changed around there…parts of it I didn’t recognise! Be warned…there are a lot of images in this post!
(Images taken with the Olympus E-PL1 and iPad)
Back in early August, I took a little trip to Fulham. I was actually born near Stonehenge in Wiltshire, but when my dad couldn’t get regular work, we moved to Fulham, into my grandparents’ house in Rigault Road in 1966. Fulham became the place I grew up in, where I went to school (All Saints C of E Primary and Lady Margaret C of E Secondary), fell in love for the first time (okay, a few times) and started off into the world of work (Che Guevara in Putney High Street, Mar-Com in Chiswick, Prontaprint in Fulham Road and Fulham UBO in Wyfold Road). I moved out of Fulham in 1988 and had only visited once in 1997, so my memories of my childhood place were rather faded…although there are some memories that never dull. Accompanying me on this journey was my lovely friend Lesley (we went to school together) with her husband and daughter, all armed with cameras.
We met at Putney Bridge station and were blessed with a beautiful sunny day…