Another Parisian photo from a couple of weeks ago, taken in Montmatre just after going to Au Grain de Folie vegetarian restaurant. I haven’t had the chance to take too many London ones – I started a new job a couple of weeks ago, too! Luckily the new job is right next to Regent’s Park, although I haven’t been there during lunch yet!
London’s Canary Wharf tube station, on the Jubilee Line. A financial district in south east London, at the centre of the Docklands.
Lavender grows on a small hill next to Mile End Park, East London
Some thunderstorms on Saturday evening in Paris did little to threaten the quality of our time there last weekend. At just 2 hours and 35 minutes from London Waterloo, Paris is an accessible weekend destination. This was taken on the top floor of the Georges Pompidou centre at around 8.30pm.
A busy African grocery shop next to the huge selection of market stalls in Dalston. Walk up and down the footpath on the outside of the market, behind the stalls, and you’ll find endless amounts of exotic foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, fabric shops and even a 24-hour bagel shop. It’s always very busy! The market is open Monday to Saturday and is located just outside the Dalston Kingsland Silverlink station. Many buses travel through the area; catch them from Waterloo or Angel.
Housekeeping news: I’ve renamed all the files on this site (although old links to individual entries will still work) so that they are not numerical. Hopefully this will help drive more traffic here from search engines!
We’ve got a strawberry plant in our garden and, although the poor thing was about to collapse during last week’s winds, we managed to salvage two strawberries from it this afternoon. There was some nice light in the garden, so I took a photo… These guys are in our stomachs now, but here’s a photo of them before we ate them… not actual size, of course 🙂
If anyone wants these strawberries on a T-Shirt (white bg) let me know. I’ve ordered mine from T-Shirt Zoo. Okay… just thought I’d ask…
I’ve just discovered that Battersea Park in South London is a delightful place to visit on a weekend. In fact, I’d never been there before until yesterday. There is a diverse range of flora and fauna including Britain’s largest hybrid strawberry tree. This is not a photo of the tree, it’s just a nice park kind of photo.
Southall – just 15 minutes by National Rail from Paddington – is the ideal place to visit on a sunny weekend (except when it takes an hour to wait for a train going back to Paddington…). Indian and Bangladeshi shops selling groceries, clothes, furniture, movies and more, along with some great restaurants and pubs, make it well worth the occasional visit. Better than Brick Lane for character, anyway.
Got to scan a few B&W negatives I did with my temperamental Pentax K1000 tonight – they’re of Little India (Southall). Come back tomorrow and I should have some pics up. Don’t know how they’ve come out yet…