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Another stop in Metro-land: Great Missenden

The Mule is gradually visiting the varied places that comprise Metro-land, as the area along the Metropolitan Railway (now Metropolitan Line on the tube) was marketed in the 1920s.

Our latest trip is to Great Missenden. A large village located in the Chilterns, it is best known for being home to Roald Dahl and there’s now a museum to the man and the characters of his books, making it a popular family destination. The village is full of picturesque, historic buildings, which also makes it worth a wander around with a camera, which is precisely what we did. Take a look at our photos of Great Missenden on Flickr. There’s also a good selection of cafes, pubs and interesting shops.

Great Missenden

Here are photos of other stops in Metro-land we’ve visited, on our Flickr channel:

Aylesbury
Wendover
Chorleywood
Rickmansworth

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A return to picture of the day

Although winter is by no means the best time of year for photography, the autumn season we’re currently experiencing that precedes it offers, in comparison, a wealth of colour, light and opportunities.

The first photo for the newly reprised Photo of the Day is not, however, an autumnal scene, although I hope many will follow. Today, the first day parliament is sitting following the summer recess, saw Greenpeace protestors on the roof of the Palace of Westminster. Alas, my iPhone’s paltry camera didn’t masterly touch this piece of current affairs, however hopefully something of the scene was captured:

Greenpeace protestors on the Palace of Westminster roof
Greenpeace protestors on the Palace of Westminster roof

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A festive London walk with a difference

Suggest a walk in London and the closest most people will envisage to a ramble in fresh air and countryside will likely be strolling down the South Bank or perhaps along one of the canals. However not all of London is the swath of urban sprawl so associated with the city. Here are a few snaps from our latest walk, and yes it’s in Greater London:

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