Before that we were to visit a church (on Pete's list) but as there was a service in progress we went for a wander around Regents Park... in the dullness and grey of a wettish day in London... shame really...
Grey Herons seemed to be everywhere!
but this is a Red-crested Pochard..
and these are Grey Herons
young Egyptian Goose
and a Greylag goose
very very young Grey Heron
Greylags with young.
and posing Squirrels... aw...
Young Canadian Gosling
On the way to the Church, roses in a box outside some flats..
and finally we made St. Cyprians Church... a great mixture of the ornate (shown in the pictures) and the main body of the kirk which was in need of some repair....
Outside the church, preparation for a Jubilee street party was well under way..
(nearest you'll spot a Pete to a street party )....
and finally to Wigmore Hall for the concert. This is probably the most enjoyable one I've attended although music varies so much.. This time, instead of the more usual 1-hour concerts I've been to this was was for about 1.5 hours.... it was beautifully played by the London Haydn Quartet with Steven Dann joining the quartet after the first piece.
Haydn, String Quartet in C Op. 20 No. 2 (1773)
Mozart, String Quintet in B sharp, (1772) followed by
Mozart String Quintet in E sharp, (1791)
all beautifully played and most likely this is my favourite music to-date.
And finally, mid afternoon we headed back... needless to say by now the sun had come out and parts of the sky were blue!! The temperature had also risen...