Saturday, 15 May 2010

Photos: Visit to the Battersea Zoo #photography #zoo

This is my offering to the photography gods. You have to realise that I took 300 pics, so have had to cull brutally :). Here is the slideshow with bigger resolutions and more photographs.

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Directions to the zoo and the entrance.

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The no entry sign was propped up on the cycle path sign. I wasn't sure if the sign was for no biking or the left or right path.

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A tale of two sides to one road. Rows of lovely tall trees. Rows of ugly ass plastic warning cones.

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Battersea Park, a lovely woodland scene.

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Papa tree and baby tree?

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Curiously shaped trunk.

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Oh! I dont know!

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Butterfly banquet but no butterflies I am afraid.

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The bear family Robinson.

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Goats have en evil look, i think its because of their strange eyes and horns.

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But then you have these lovely potbellied Vietnamese pigs. Strangely human like faces even if a bit hirsute.

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This was one of the cutest horses that I have seen, tiny.


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Big balls of fluff, although those big red eyes are a bit dodgy..


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What a job!, the lady has to go around picking up donkey, pig and horse poo. Well, I suppose it pays the bills and improves character..

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This hare like creature was seriously disturbing. This fellow sat there very still and looked at me with a basilisk stare for over 5 minutes. OK OK.

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How about these emu’s? I caught one blinking. Now that’s a scary looking picture. Zombie emu’s in London. Sounds like a D grade horror movie from the 50’s. Those eyes remind me of eagle eyes as well, lol.

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No animal/zoo post can be without the proverbial feathered flying rats.

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These are love birds, very sweet :) The two in the middle are called as Dolly and Bert :).

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Lovely flowers. 

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I just love Meer cats :) Their inquisitive curious faces are just brilliant. Wotcha doing there?

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That’s mine, bugger off, its very tasty indeed.

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New and old ivy growth.

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Self grooming.

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Then we have a fight between two donkeys. No prizes for guessing who is the male.

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Giant Land Snails. The damn things were longer than my forearm. But should be quite tasty lightly cooked with some Tabasco :)

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The creature from the red lagoon.

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I didn't manage to capture what Bob or Luca did, but i got eating, drinking and sniffing shots.

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They look so miserable. Well, so would I be if I was to be left out in the cold, wet, dingy place and given a mange tout for lunch.

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Hello there!

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The Sepia Set hardcore lot.

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A croaking turtle

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The birthday bricks.

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A Buddha Pavilion outside the zoo, extraordinary.

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Lovely lamp posts on the Chelsea Bridge Street Lights. What’s with the ship? And the winged bull on the shield?

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This is a military memorial to the officers and men of the VI Dragoon Guards who died during the South African War of 1899-1902. Most wars are frankly stupid, but this war was particularly stupid, not one of our finest hours I am afraid. Particularly ironic to see this memorial here.


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I am not sure that I will use that estate agent.

 

 

 

 

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There be dragons in Battersea, sitting on top of houses.
 
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We had lunch at a pub which as Bob mentioned, is a Japanese landmark. Women wearing formal kimono’s, a whole bunch of Japanese women, all frantically clicking photographs of the pub. Extraordinary.

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Having lunch in the pub.


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Fair few bottles there.

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A whole load of elephants

 

 

 

 


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Chocolate cake called as Assisted Suicide. Brilliant. lol

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Interesting statues.

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Butterflies on the wall. 

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful photos! I loved the parrots!

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