Kursaal

kursaal-info

Kursaal must have been the first German word I learnt, although I didn’t know it was German and I didn’t know what it meant, and nor do most visitors to Southend.

kursaalweb

I like the ceiling in the foyer. I don’t know if it was like that originally.

kursaal-ceiling

The dome is more familiar:

kursaal-dome

Going to Somerset House

QOTD Tower Hill tube station, 19 May:

qotd

Today you are you
That is truer than true
There is no one alive
Who is youer than you!

Dr Seuss

I didn’t realize Trollope was responsible for pillar boxes:

trollope

Incidentally, this one, on the Strand, is an Edward VII one:

edviipostbox

Some interesting English at Photo London:

krims

Stairs:

stairs2

stairs1

Happy New Year

This made a very small splash in the centre of Upminster. No Chinese appear to have been present. Jiu Jitsu may have been involved.

dr3w

The event was combined with Christmas costumes:

dr42

It was definitely easier to get shots than in Gerrard Street last year.