This is a typical London cafe in the West End. Serving sandwiches for the office workers, and bland fast food for tourists. The pre-heat food culture.
Here & There, finding art in everyday objects.
“The street where dreams are fulfilled and money is spent”. Bond Street in Mayfair is home to some of the world’s top fashion houses, designers, and luxury brands. The Christmas lights will be turned on soon, so I’ll head back there sometime.
The South Bank is a bustling riverside walk dotted with restaurants, cafes and street entertainment over the weekend. There are great views of the City of London and also Tate Modern and The Eye landmarks.
A single sculler resting on the opposite bank on the Thames, facing Craven Cottage, home to Fulham Football Club. The stadium has been the home of Fulham since 1896.
Last week, the lights went out in Piccadilly Circus. The giant multi-display screens that have lit the circus ever since the very first billboard advertising Perrier in 1908, were switched off for the dismantling and installation of a new single ‘state of the art’ digital billboard – apparently the largest in Europe. The screens have only … Continue reading InstantLondon : Back to Black
(Above : Adoration of the Kings, 1510 Jan Gossaert- free public sketch session) Painting Christmas The National Gallery is a wonderful resource and public institution to gaze at religious art – right from the early 1400s to contemporary periods. At this time of the year, paintings depicting the Christmas story particularly draw a lot of … Continue reading InstantLondon : The National Gallery
Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park – this Victorian garden set in 40 acres of woodland is renown for the azaleas introduced from Japan in the 1920s, rhododendrons, camellias and other rare trees. There are ponds and little streams, grass openings ideal for picnics and strolls throughout the year.
Brixton is only about 5 miles from where I live, but the last time I was there was over 10 years ago I believe, attending a photography workshop at Photofusion. Today, I dropped by this South London photo-space to take a look at Kazuma Obara’s Silent Histories exhibition. The town has it’s famous attraction, the … Continue reading InstantLondon : Brixton Buzz
Spent some time at Westminster Cathedral in Victoria this morning. Today is Maundy Thursday, the first day of the Easter celebrations covering the three main events called the Easter Triduum. During the last two weeks in Lent season, all statuary and crucifixes in churches are veiled in purple cloth, a ritual practice since the Middle Ages. … Continue reading InstantLondon : Westminster Cathedral