Andrew on the Heath
Sunday 16th January 2022
Andrew came up to Hampstead Heath to join me for the afternoon / evening.
London January 2022
Rather lovely weather on arrival on the heath.
Very nice sky over Parliament Hill.
I think this is a nice shot.
My favourite bench by the barrow, bathed in winter sun today. Appealing though it was though I felt a draw to the woods this afternoon.
I decided to sit in my favourite spot in the woods for a glass of good old East Meon Berrygarden.
I thought these bottle shots came out rather well with the woodland / sunset backdrop. A bit of a shame about the grubby label (my cellar's fault!).
Enjoying the sun setting through the trees.
Lens flare through the trees.
Particularly dramatic lens flare here.
I think Andrew was arriving imminently, so I started heading over to Parliament Hill.
Nice light on the trees.
Amazingly busy on top of Parliament Hill today - I hadn't seen it this packed in winter since the last time it snowed.
To follow on after the East Meon, some Domaine Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 2012 of which I wrote: "Somehow demure but simulataneously refined, on the cusp of becoming one of those old furniture-esque GevChams, but not yet completely relinquishing its youth. Hugely drinkable, albeit perhaps not hugely memorable."
More bottle shots.
Andrew was very keen to come this afternoon/evening, but doesn't seem to be great at dealing with sitting out in the cold for extended periods. So he came prepared, and brought a sleeping bag with him.
This looks completely normal.
More attempts at bottle shots. None of them actually in focus though.
Andrew in his blanket again.
Yet another bottle shot.
Later on, we moved benches, and Andrew got talking to a chap from Moldova.