Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

kentish night scene

HAPPY THANKSGIVING. I am grateful for many things: family, friends, and London nights like these.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Occupy LSX 2

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

Occupy LSX

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

Thames in the Fog

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

Kenwood House

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

steamy city

The warm sun after a couple of cold, rainy days makes for a very steamy city. Can you see the outline of the downtown business district in the distance?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

kiddies on the heath

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

Poppy Appeal

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

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


At Kim's prompting, here is a (relatively) close-up shot of a famous London monument. Probably very easy, but any guesses?
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