Thursday, April 11, 2013

Who is in the square!

The title is a statement, not a question.
Filming for the Dr. Who 50th anniversary episode was taking place in London's Trafalgar 
Square after a rain shower. Actor Matt Smith keeps warm before the action starts.

The Doctor seen here with Clara his new companion played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Comet Pan-STARRS

C/2011 L4  comet Pan-STARRS as seen from my West London garden on an early April evening.
I saw it first as a naked eye object on 13 March, from Regents Park, London. 
It is now beginning to fade in brightness as it rushes a way from Earth and off into deep space.

Monday, April 01, 2013

The Temperate House, Kew.

The Victorian Glasshouse at Kew Gardens has received £33m in grants and donations.
This means it can go ahead with its refurbishment of the building designed by Decimus Burton.

The building was showing its age recently, but was still looking magnificent.