Oct 242012
Virginia creeper

Wimpole Street, W1

I first walked past this building a while back and was struck by the Virginia creeper, which almost entirely clothed the building in green. It was quite a sight then but it’s really come into its own now – its autumn foliage looks like party streamers.

The first time I walked past, the creeper hung halfway down the doorway, which must have meant people had to duck to get into the house. It’s now had a bit of a haircut around the door, but it’s well and truly grown its fringe out over the windows. It completely covers them, like living outdoor curtains.

I’d love to know who inhabits this building. Whoever it is can’t be too fussed about daylight, or really likes their privacy.

Virginia creeper

Feb 152011
Lemons growing on Wigmore St, 15 February

Wigmore Street, W1

… take a picture of them. This balcony is on Wimpole St, above a steak restaurant. Before Christmas, white roses were in bloom, and now its lemon tree is fruiting. One white rose remains. I nearly got run over taking this picture – in the end a friendly cab driver stopped for me.