Swan Lake: Canada Water, London [photo]

Canada Water, London

My new – and also old – home.

Rugby photos: Russia 7 – 28 USA / Фото с регби: Россия 7 – 28 США

Line-out, Russia vs. USA

Line-out, Russia vs. USA

RUSSIA VS. USA, 23 November 2013, London.

The match began at dusk on a beautiful London winter’s day, and ended in driving rain. In the middle there was an entertaining game of rugby – both teams ran with the ball, and never slowed the match down.

Russian fans for Russia vs. USA

Russian fans for Russia vs. USA

The teams’ nicknames gave a hint to how the game would pan out: the Russian Bears – big, proud, simmering with languid aggression – were overwhelmed by the faster, sleeker American Eagles.

The USA attack...

The USA attack…

Подробнее о матче (на русском языке)

Russian fans at Russia vs. USA

Russian fans at Russia vs. USA

The USA won 28 – 7, and four tries to one. The result was harsh on Russia given the fight that they showed…

Russia attack...

Russia attack…

… but they could have lost by more, as the Americans missed at least three try-scoring chances.

Russia stop an American attack...

Russia stop an American attack…

The USA’s all-action captain, and their Samoan-bred centres, quelled every Russian attack.

A maul on the half-way line

A maul on the half-way line

Russia’s try was scored by Andrei Garbuzov, and was converted by Ramil Gaisin.

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Isle of Mull photo set: Tobermory

I am writing a travel article to go with these photographs – please subscribe to My Europe to receive an email when it is published…

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Main Street, Tobermory

Main Street, Tobermory

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Slideshow photographs:  Main Street, Tobermory; Main Street from Tobermory Bay; Statue, Main Street; Tobermory Harbour; Gulls on Tobermory Bay; Main Street; Tobermory Harbour; Tobermory in dreich weather; Puffin souvenirs; Tobermory from near An Tobar; Tobermory Harbour.

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Isle of Mull photo set: lochscapes, landscapes and scenery

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Old boat, Pennyghael

Old boat, Pennyghael

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Slideshow photographs:  Ardalanish beach; the island of Inch Kenneth; Foxgloves and the Paps of Jura; Answers on a postcard – Ardalanish; The Paps of Jura; Mull beach; Boat, Jura; Loch na Keal; Highland cows, Loch na Keal; Eas Fors waterfall; Old boat, Pennyghael.

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More posts from Mull: photo sets of the island’s puffins, other wildlife, and the town of Tobermory (all of my posts from Scotland: here)

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My photograph in the Guardian’s ‘Weekend’ magazine

Today one of my photographs from Kyiv, Ukraine was published in the Guardian newspaper’s Weekend magazine. See it online in the Life & Style pages.

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Photo: More Stormy Weather in Brighton

BRIGHTON BEACH, SUSSEX

Similar posts: Photography sets, posts from England, a published photo of Brighton, posts about Nature.

 
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