It is very difficult to say nowadays where the suburbs of London come to an end and where the country begins. The railways, instead of enabling Londoners to live in the country have turned the countryside into a city.Anthony Trollope
That’s probably as true today as when Trollope first wrote it. Certainly it was the advent of the Great Western Railway in the mid nineteenth century that led to the scattered villages of Ealing, Gunnersbury and Pitshanger merging into unbroken residential areas, centred around the new station in what is now Ealing Broadway.
That is a much-shortened version of the history of my home suburb which I told in a previous post: Ealing, the Queen of the Suburbs? Today, for the Monochrome Madness challenge*, I thought it would be fun to share some black and white edits of photos I have taken in and around Ealing over the years.
My feature image is of Ealing’s Victorian Town Hall, a black and white edit of the feature photo from that previous post. You’ll spot some more edits from that post’s images below but also some that I hope will be completely fresh. The only thing they have in common, apart from location, is that I thought they might look good in monochrome!
* I see Leanne isn’t posting this week so I’ll add a link to her challenge at a later point!
New development of apartments in Dickens Yard, Ealing Broadway
Frontage of a cinema in Ealing Broadway; closed down in 2008, the long-awaited reopening has been promised for this autumn
Almshouses in South Ealing
St Mary’s Church, South Ealing, from the churchyard at the rear
Lych gate of St Mary’s Church, South Ealing
Memorial in South Ealing Cemetery
In the older section of South Ealing Cemetery
A path through Walpole Park in the autumn
Walkers in Walpole Park
A sunlit corner of Walpole Park
An ancient cedar tree damaged by Storm Eunice in February 2022, Walpole Park
Fallen oak leaves, Walpole Park
Squirrel in Walpole Park
Black cat and net curtains
A fun weathervane on a local house
A former pub, now a home, on the Ealing/Brentford border
A seating area in the garden of the Moon & Maybe, our favourite coffee shop, which seems a good place to finish our ‘tour’!