Saturday 28 July 2012

Olympics Cycling Road Race, London 2012

In Richmond Park, Ian Stannard and Bradley Wiggins try and put the peloton and Mark Cavendish back in touch 

Friday 27 July 2012

Samba on the South Bank

Promoting Rio, during the London Olympics, Brazilians do their thing outside the Royal Festival Hall.

The Penultimate Leg of the Olympic Torch's Journey

The Olympic torch arrives at City Hall in style, while multinational spectators look on.

Sunday 22 July 2012

Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Kent

One of the most idyllic of the National Trust properties in the south east of England, Scotney Castle's 770 acres of woodland and parkland contain both a substantial Victorian country house and the remains of a fourteenth century moated castle. The stone solidity of the stately home contrasts with the  crumbling curves of the castle nestling in the valley below. Although the terrace of the austere and angular house is bare and forlorn, it does afford tantalizing glimpses of the intricately tiled turret and pitched rooftop of the fairytale castle. You can follow a meandering path down through the verdant gardens to the wide, peaceful moat, which can be covered in waterlilies. One side of the castle is a ruined shell, which forms a picturesque stone scaffold for the mature trees, shrubs and flowers growing in amidst the old stone walls. The other side of the castle is still intact and you can explore the charming Elizabethan brick house built next to the medieval conical tower. Although it oozes atmosphere, the interior is barely furnished, with just the odd remnant of centuries past, such as the antique wooden toilets, buzzing with flies, and an ancient pram.

Thursday 12 July 2012

Jamaican Athletes Visit South London School

Top Jamaican and South African athletes visit a south London school to promote better road safety for children. Pictured are Olympic 100m champion Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Carrie Russell, world student games 100m champion, African Triathlon champion Gillian Sanders and Olympic 100m relay gold medalist Nesta Carter.