Hello everyone. After a break of a few weeks from blogging I'm joining Amy of Love Made My Home blog for the Five on Friday linkup. Thank you Amy for organising the linkup. As we've just returned from a time in Reading in Berkshire I'm sharing some iconic images from a mural that we saw on a walk that we took with our daughter and a grandson along by the River Thames at Caversham Lock and Weir together with a few photos I've taken in the past when walking around my home town.
The mural shows:-
carrying the Olympic torch with the flame as part of the relay
around the UK before the Summer Olympics 2012
The Reading Football Club (The Royals) home colours
3. Iconic buildings in the town and on the local skyline
Reading Town Hall, an office block which stands 128m tall called The Blade,
and the huge Green Park wind turbine near the Madejski Football Stadium
Reading Town Hall
We had our wedding reception here and at one time I was a secretary in
the offices in the building on the extreme right before I trained to be a teacher.
The buildings here and opposite were badly damaged in a bombing raid during WWII
with loss of life. Later some buildings were rebuilt and new ones created in a redevelopment
project - more about this another time as I have memories of stories
I listened to as a small child (a few years after the war) which touched my own family.
The Blade offices
5. Wild life along the river
5. Finally a view across the river to the island by Caversham Lock which was the starting point for the walk in Christchurch Meadows, across the river to Reading Bridge and Caversham Lock, which I'll share another time.
Thank you for visiting. Wishing you a good day and a peaceful weekend,