Winter time. Cold. Dark, and paradoxically, in these northern latitudes, a perfect opportunity to watch the warmth of a winter sunrise without having to rise too early. A run of cold clear weather means that most mornings a pinkish, orange light spreads across the cold dark fields, leaves fringed with frost reflect the sudden glare and for a moment the sky flames.
Westminster council have ordered a “Banksy” to be removed from the wall of the Royal Mail building on Newman Street. The deputy leader of the council has said that keeping the mural would mean “condoning” graffiti. Of course the alternative view is that not destroying the artwork could be seen as condoning art and creativity. But that’s obviously not something that Westminster council would be interested in.