We were lucky that it wasn't raining and, in fact, we did have some sun to start with.
This ice cream van was the first thing that greated us.. and yes, we did indulge (Roskilly's brand and made not far from where J was born) and, in fact, I was treated to one by grandson J. Thank you :D
As we climbed up the steps towards the Festival Hall, this notice advised us about all the quotations, saying and poems that were exhibited.
There were a series of beech huts along the way and this one caught my attention
you could almost hear the lapping of the waves
(or the river moving against the wall lower down)
This "inter-active" water feature was much enjoyed by children and adults alike. The water jets were arranged in lines and would form boxes... your job (should you wish to take it) was to try avoiding getting trapped in a "room". :D
and back down to earth again, this beach scene (commemorating Southend-on-Sea) was wonderfully colourful.
But the Urban Fox really intrigued us. High up on a roof and made of wooden framing and straw it gazed out over London.
We walked along the river further and passed the Oxo Building. Where, on the way back, we bought some King Prawn and avocado sandwiches which we sat and ate watching the river.
And back the way we had come... by now there were more street artists setting oh..so still!
These were rather fun!
And home.... a great day out in good company - thanks J....