Coal Drops Yard

Interesting new area in Kings Cross. View photos Coal Drops Yard

People’s Vote march

It was a jolly, sunny day for the People’s Vote march today. I don’t know how many people were there (I lost count after 9,527) but Hyde Park Corner was chock-a-block. People around me were in good humour aided by the colourful and funny placards. They ranged from the heavily statistical to the blunt “Brexshit” … Continue reading / view photos People’s Vote march

The Pearly Kings and Queens

The Pearly Kings and Queens were out in force today. They looked majestic as they displayed their glittering mother-of-pearl buttons ornately sown onto their clothes. I was delighted to meet the Pearly King of Islington, my local manor. I learnt today it’s a tradition for the Pearly Kings and Queens to donate food to the … Continue reading / view photos The Pearly Kings and Queens

The Thames at night

The Thames at night is a beautiful sight! Yesterday, there was a lovely sunset you could see from the member’s room at the Tate Modern. Sunsets are one of nature’s gift that you can enjoy almost anywhere and each is unique. View photos The Thames at night

Castles in the sand

Sand castles have come a long way.

London by night

London by night is a beautiful sight 😊 View photos London by night

First night of the proms

First night of the proms: standing in the gallery with the gods and the BBC. Photographing the filmmakers: you can see presenter, Katie Derham, below and the women controlling the autocue. Even the “spontaneous” remarks are scripted. Is nothing sacred?! 😊 View photos First night of the proms

Hockney at the Tate

Really happy to have caught the Hockney exhibition on the last day 🙂

Daunt Books, Marylebone

One of the most alluring bookshops in London, with an extensive travel section.

He’s the man, the man with the Midas touch

This somewhat innocuous modernist building was designed by and the home of architect Erno Goldfinger. His name was used in the James Bond film. It’s worth a visit on a rainy day, especially one of the guided tours in which you learn about the functional design behind the aesthetics.