The old school of the City of London on Embankment.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Another view of Occupy London. There were a lot more tents than I had expected and, unfortunately, the square wasn't smelling too great.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Finally made it to Occupy London a few days ago. Here you can see the Banksy installation in the form of a Monopoly board.
Monday, November 21, 2011
We've had some rather foggy, wintery weather lately (finally got below 50 for the high yesterday). This makes for some spectacular views of the Eye and the Houses of Parliament from Waterloo Bridge.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
As you can see below, the rather impressive Kenwood House glistens in the sunshine on Hampstead Heath. Upon closer inspection, it could use a bit of a paint job...
Friday, November 18, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A glorious day here in the capital today. And we had a splendid one on Sunday as well. I took full advantage of it and embarked on a five hour meander from my home near Finsbury Park, through Waterlow Park and Highgate Cemetery, stopping at Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, and finally ending up at the falafel stand on South End Road. Snapped many a photo, including this one of some children playing on the Heath.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Every year in the week or two leading up to Armistice Day--that's today, the anniversary of the end of World War I--the British Legion organize the 'Poppy Appeal'. Volunteers stand outside tube stops selling little paper poppies for donations of any size and proceeds go to helping veterans. Apparently this is also a thing in Canada, but not in the States. Perhaps that's because the poppy is symbolic of WWI, a conflict which doesn't loom quite so large in the American psyche.
Anyway, this is a shot of a video / slide show that is being projected on a building opposite St Pancras International Station. I bought a paper poppy from the nearby volunteers dressed in WWI uniforms.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I find both the art deco design and the 19th-century name of this University of London college to be quite endearing.