Alan's notes from the Lunchtime Derive
Turn right out of office to be away from town
Desborough Road – shops changing
Desborough Road Service Road
Trying to guess where it will all end up and failing and hoping to end up somewhere I have never been
Scruffy backs of shops always interesting
Noticed crack in old red brick building across the car park
Backs of new buildings later so boring
Castle like roofs of Family Centre a contrast to squareness
Turn right into Desborough Ave
Houses ahead piled up the Hillside
Good day for a walk
Good reflections in the stream. Perhaps I should bring my camera to work
This was going to be the Oxford Road back into Town and kind of hoped for a road I didn’t know before that but there was none.
Why do cars break down at traffic lights!
Even along a busy road there is beauty in a beech tree in its autumn glory
Shopping trolley goes for a paddle in the stream!
Having the camera made me look around even more than usual
Lovely old houses next to new job centre. Contrasts.
Left up Bellfield Road
Lovely warm sun
Very familiar piece of road but because I seldom walk up here (past the turning to Sainsburys) time to look at the bridge
Love the wild tumble of plants below Focus Do It All. Sense of wildness amongst the regimented streets
Photo of Old Mans Beard – not many people know it’s a Clematis
2nd Right into Parker Knoll Way
· do I stick to the pavement
· do I take a short cut like others across the grass
Who makes these paths
Ahead - lovely old jumble of buildings and roofs. New and old and trees on the skyline.
I like all the trees in HW
Nice "jungle" along the railway embankment. Could hear birds in spite of the roar of the traffic
2nd right a bit contrived at by junction
Right backs towards Frogmore
Past a sad neglected flower bed but even so the roses are still in flower
1st left under bridge into Frogmore
The Clock House has great character. But in some ways you feel it could be happier in a country estate!
You have to be an optimist to put tables outside a pub in HW in November. But there were some takers
More people about now – felt a contrast of my wandering and their purposeful walking.
The sun playing on the fountain gave great light effects but hard to capture with a camera.
Idea/thought of capturing in fixed form the dynamic movement of something i.e. fountain
Into Oxford Street
Interpretation of what is a right can give different routes
Right down Queens Square
Right down White Hart Street
Coming out of Bull Lane into Oxford Street
Left along past M&S
Everything must go – where to!
Up Castle Street
Like the quietness behind the church and the other buildings along north side of Castle Street
Amusing contrast of "scruffy" girls looking at dresses in a bride’s shop.
2nd Right down Corporation Street to High Street.
THE END - time constraint