Whoever was painting these yellow lines clearly had a bit of a ramble. The line did begin at the edge of the road...
Three sites for you to click.
First, and most worthily: the breast cancer site. This site makes money for free mammograms for women in need in the US - visiting and clicking on the site boosts the number of visitors, attracting advertising and making more money. I've just added this to my favourites to remind me to visit daily.
Second, and most nostalgically: conkers. This is the first year when I don't think I've stopped in the street to pick up conkers. I wont miss the increasingly dusty and wrinkley pile usually accumulated by LG and myself this time of year - but I do miss their gorgeous chestnut shine and satisfying roundness. I think its partly the contrast between the chesnut and the spikey green shell which is so appealing - finding one newly splitting out of its horny-outside silky-inside little nest. Aaaah, I'm going to have to go for a walk later with camera and empty pockets....
Apart from the aesthetic appeal of the conkers, they have such nostalgic connotations for lots of Brits. Like those other old playground games like french skipping, british bulldog, hopscotch.... All of them "levelling" - cheap, accessible, easy - and potentially bruising.
There are also a lot of sweet chestnut trees in Greenwich park, which I walk / cycle through regularly. This is the edible type of chestnut (still sold in London on street corners, roasted - for some stupidly outrageous price, ££?? for about half a dozen, hot and notquiteburnt and just delicious). [though i'm too mean to buy them]
The outer case is much more viciously spiky than the horse chestnuts, but that doesn't deter locals from collecting them in the park. Its quite common to see people picking up huge sackfuls - especially the local chinese/vietnamese communities. It is necessary to fight the squirrels for them though.
This isn't one of my photos. Its from Wikipedia. I always feel surreptitious using Wikipedia etc. because I spend so much time telling my students "IT IS NOT A RELIABLE ACADEMIC SOURCE".
oh and now I can't remember what the 3rd site was going to be.
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Ah well. Instead of a 3rd site, do a quick google image search on "falling" and see what you come up with.