16 February 2018

Then and now, etc

Getting my library books ready to return, I weighed up "Hornsey Past" and after a quick flip through, decided to keep it a while longer. This photo, from the top of the hill with Alexandra Palace mistily on the horizon, is a road I know well, and nowadays the W3 bus goes along it. Also in November we watched the Guy Fawkes fireworks at Ally Pally from this spot.
 The postbox is still there; the trees are not. People don't seem to be standing around quite as they did 113 years ago, but the hedges are still flourishing, here and there. I do wonder about the changed rooflines...
Some of the library books, to dip into at the coffee shop - 
and then, walking home the long way, past the recreation ground, at dusk -
Still a few weeks to enjoy the silhouettes of the bare trees.

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