Raft Man's view!
This is what Raft Man looks out at every day-lucky thing-from his mooring in the middle of the river.
I just realised something funny-Mick Jagger lives at the top of the Hill-top left in pic.So he can look at raftman and raftman can observe him!
From the sublime to the ridiculous-2 opposite ends of the economic spectrum:-)
Twickenham-Richmond's riverside neighbour
"Orleans house gallery"
The Octagon Room is to the right of the building.It was built in the early 18th Century, about 1710.This part of the Orleans House is used as a wedding venue and for exhibitions and various celebrations.Yesterday a naming ceremony was neing held there.
The original building was lived in in about 1800 by the Duc d'Orleans, exiled from France.
"Octagon Room,Orleans House,Twickenham"
This beautifully proportioned room, with its black and white marble floor, is latterly used as a wedding, or celebration venue.Music soirees and parties are also held here.
"Octagon Room,(external view)."
This shows the beautiful external shape of the Octagon Room, built in 1710.Its elegant proportions and position beside the river Thames, make it a delightful place to visit in Twickenham.Exhibitions are held all year round, in the gallery.
Steve Allen, of LBC, in Twickenham.
"Caught- in the pub!"
I spotted him going into the pub, so managed to see and chat to him before he was swamped by the crowds!
He was here as part of twickenham's 'Funday', on August 24th. He was judging the 'Face of Twickenham' beauty pageant, being as he's a long standing Twickenham resident and one of our many celebs who live in the area.
He signed autographs all afternoon.
he chatted with his fans and other locals, all the time he was there. He stayed till 7.00p.m., when he had to go to bed, ready to present his 5.00a.m. radio programme, this morning.
He was the politest, most charming, anusing and gracious person, exchanging pleasantries with everyone who talked to him.
"Me and 'im!"
He always says he doesn't like being touched- but he held out his arm to hold:-)
"At the judging table."
The redhead is one of the other judges.
Several bands played all afternoon, on the stage beside the pub, providing great entertainment for the crowds.
The back view of the head is that of Trevor Bayliss, the inventor of the clockwork radio. He was a fellow judge.
"Chatting to the locals."
"Another T- shirt man!"
My friend's dog got into this one!
"In the pub-The Fox, in Church Street, Twickenham."
The landlord of the pub was the organiser behind the event. A 'Funday' in Twickenham and a beauty pageant to judge 'The Face of Twickenham'.
Steve was on the panel of judges, along with Trevor Bayliss and other locals.