All change on Upper Richmond Road

There really is a remarkable amount of construction going on in London at the moment.

Of course, the tallest buildings get the headlines - the Shard, Leadenhall building, 20 Fenchurch Street and so on. But there are cranes over suburbia, too: the housing shortage means seemingly every last derelict or obsolete building or bit of brownfield land is the site of a mid-rise "mixed-use" development.

This is well encapsulated by a third-of-a-mile stretch of the Upper Richmond Road (South Circular) between Putney High Street (for Putney Station) and East Putney Station. I take a look at what's being knocked down, what will soon rise in its place, and what my backseat-driver opinion of it all is.

Putney Plaza demolition

Azure Window, Dwejra Bay and Gozo's wonder coast

Gozo has some amazing coast.

Most famously, Dwejra Bay, with Fungus Rock and the Azure Window, Blue Hole and Inland Sea.

Divers in the Blue Hole, Azure Window

Around Gozo

Xewkiji church dome in the distance, Gozo.

Xewkija dome from Ġgantija

On the buses, part 2: Coast of Malta

I'll write text about the coast of Malta, someday

Dingli cliffs and radar station