I dropped Adam at hockey this morning and took Monty in search of the magnificent display of Imperial lilies outside the Botanic Gardens. But alas! Building work means that the bed of plants has been dug up. So we meandered through the backstreets off Hills Road, through town and headed back towards the car via Fitzwilliam Street. I was very familiar with this little street during my PhD as it was home to the Biochemistry Department's electron microscope. It also has a nice chemist on the corner - often frequented for headache pills after I'd been on the microscope for too long! Well I haven't been down there for so long that the building has been demolished and replaced with a nice new one. It's a very narrow plot and must have been a nightmare for the builders but it has an attractive entrance and this window which quotes Charles Darwin's explanation of Natural Selection. It also reflects the door of one of the lovely terrace of houses opposite and, on this occasion, Monty. I managed to duck down behind the bike and cloned out the top of my head and legs - I thought a little bit of extinction was justified in this shot! I wasn't sure whether to crop in more closely but in the end I decided to leave a bit of context.