I want to show you some of the photos I took in London last week. They're mainly of the South Bank's 60th anniversary celebration of the 1951 Festival of Britain. The festival was a countrywide event to boost morale and promote British industry, ingenuity and art in the wake of the Second World War. It was billed as "a tonic to the nation".
The urban fox on the roof of the Hayward Gallery is made from straw. It's difficult to imagine the scale but if I tell you it was brought to London on the back of two lorries you can begin to see what I mean. It fits into the Land of Britain theme, bringing countryside to London.
These are the backs of the beach huts that celebrate seaside life. I took the backs because even on a dreary day in London there are crowds everywhere.
The huts are there because believe it or not the foreshore of the Thames can be a surprisingly sandy. People use it to build sandcastles particularly near the Oxo Tower. In collaboration with Southend the beach huts have been erected and all have mini exhibitions inside.
As you can see the sun almost broke through the cloud making it a typical British day at the seaside.
Don't you just love the British weather? After the European monsoon we now have Hurricane Katia. No worries though. I've just watched the lovely Liam Dutton downgrade it to a very nasty storm!
I don't care Liam. I'm still not going out!