Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hackney Swans

I just returned yesterday from my travels in England and a side trip to Paris so I am just catching up on everyone's blogs and taking a peek at the pics I took. Part of an attempt to explore more of London included a trip to the Hackney area in East London which has seen trouble in the past but seems to be undergoing an upsurge in development now. There is a wonderful waterway winding through the area and these swans followed us for quite awhile hoping for a hand-out. They abandoned us when a fellow came along with some food for them!

17 comments:

lindaakacraftygardener said...

I read the title and wondered where Hackney was in Toronto as I only know Hackney in London ... and low and behold your post was about there. Such a large group of lovely swans.

Laura. M said...

Beautiful and very relaxing :))
Have a great weekend.
A kiss.

Karen said...

Lovely swans! I bet you have a ton of photos from your trip!

William Kendall said...

Boy, there's quite a lot of them!

Sharon said...

That sounds like a dream trip. In fact I was dreaming about such a trip all summer long. I had to postpone mine until next year. You had quite a group of swans following you along.

altadenahiker said...

Lovely opportunists.

Lowell said...

Lucky you - England and Paris! Wow! I hope you'll post more photos of your trip! I'm just a wee bit jealous! :)

BTW, when these critters left you did they sing a swan song?

Deb said...

These are mute swans, which means they all belong to the Queen. Kind of her to share them!

Jack said...

I look forward to seeing some of your travel photos. I always thought that swans were a relatively solitary bird. Looks like I was wrong.

Randy said...

They're beautiful.

llandudnopictures said...

Lovely shot, the swans do tend to soon desert you if someone else turns up with food!

hamilton said...

Did these swans look more English than our swans?
I wondered where you had gone. Looking forward to your pictures (and impressions!)

EG CameraGirl said...

Welcome back. I look forward to your photos of England.

LĂșcia said...

Again, I can't believe we couldn't meet up...
I've arrived in London last Friday, and I'm staying in Hackney!!! ;-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful walking/swimming companions Pat..a side trip to Paris, you lucky, lucky lady :)

TexWisGirl said...

that's really prettty!

Gringo said...

Looks like Hackney Wick....I lived near there for over twenty years during my spell in London....Nice pic Red Pat...