About

It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream.

When you have something like a nightmare, you will wake up and tell yourself that it was only a dream.

It is said that the world we live in is not a bit different from this.

~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo

About Duncan Toms

A peace loving, photo taking, video making, wave surfing, serious/silly, old/young yogi man from the old shires of England.

I enjoy yoga, meditation, surfing, learning to be well, anything relaxing, photography, video making, walking, clean living. My main interest is the possibility of *waking up* or… falling awake.

Photos of Duncan Toms here

About this site

dtoms.com / Falling Awake is a mix of meditation notes, photography, video, yoga, journal entries, imaginings, and things from the internet about this world we live in and life in general. It probably should be six different blogs but it is only one. It features hikes on the long distance paths that pass through Hampshire, and a slightly crazy aim to photograph all of the county’s listed buildings.

Falling Awake to what is going on in here and out there. Awaken.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi there:

    We’ve just purchased one of your featured houses – 18 Belmont Street – any further information you have on this house would be greatly appreciated.
    Regards
    Lori Douglas

    • Interesting house, all on its own of that era. I suppose the rest of the terrace got bombed leaving this one older house alone. Here’s some info from the listed buildings site:

      House (remaining house of former terrace). c1800. Red brick with grey headers in Flemish bond, painted at ground floor. Plain tile hipped roof, brick stack at centre. 3 storeys, 1 bay. On right a recessed 6 panelled door, fanlight with leaded radial looped glazing, panelled reveals and soffit, doorcase with thinly fluted Doric columns, broken entablature and dentilled pediment, original cast-iron boot-scraper. To left is a canted tripartite bay with centre 12-pane sash and flanking 8-pane sashes, frieze and dentil cornice, frieze has shell and scrolled leaf motif to centre. To left is a C20 1-storey flat roof extension with 60-pane 3-light casements. First floor has tripartite sash with centre 4-pane sash and narrow flanking 4-pane sashes, set under slightly cambered gauged brick arch, delicate reeded pilasters divide lights supporting moulded brackets. Brick dentil band and stone coped parapet.

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