Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Sunday afternoon strolls

Regent's Park was on fine form on Sunday afternoon. The backside of London Zoo (seen through fences and hedges) was quiet aside from a couple of circumspect looking camels.

The extensive fields inside the park were littered with people enjoying the twilight. And one particularly excited dog enjoyed a skillful Sunday game of football with his owner.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Urban scenery

When you live in a city that crawls with taxis, is built on top of a worm farm of snaking tubes, and is littered with an elaborate fusion of buildings from all centuries, you can find yourself in a constant state of sensory overload.

But every now and then, something catches your eye, and you steal a moment of beauty in this otherwise crazy, hectic world.

Strolling back from a Shoreditch flat white, I walked past this colourful scene.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

'summer' loving

At the start of every summer, Londoners go crazy booking in events to celebrate the fact the temperature might push over into double figures.

Despite one disappointing summer after another, somehow you still see that festival / outdoor gig / rooftop bar / sporting fixture / open air theatre listing and think, 'great! let's book it!'.

And so if you're anything like me, you may well find yourself on a rooftop in Hoxton, wrapped in blankets, wearing a winter coat and a hat, watching a very charming film, whilst dodging the occasional rainstorm.

Despite it turning out to be quite the opposite of a summer event, it still reminded me again why love London.

Roll on actual summer and the extensive list of outdoor events I've managed to line up.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Chickpizz anyone?

One of the joyful things about London is her vast array of ridiculously named shops. Here's one fantastic example I came across the other day.

Possibly the best bit is the image of the baby chicken standing next to the pizza. I don't think anyone really wants to see a cartoon version of what they're about to purchase...

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

That old wheel

Propped up against the sky, like a discarded bicycle wheel meant for a giant's ten speed.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dear London

Through all the seasons, 
the rain, sun and snow, 
it's the little things about you, 
that make me love you so.

(The tunnel leading to the Waterloo & City Line, at Bank Station)