It is once again the favorite time of the year, not because of gloomy, windy and cool weather. But because it is the season of festivals and treats. Diwali and Christmas are on the way, definitely a lot more reasons to have more treats.
Guess who is another happy person with me. It is Ash, my baker, photographer and a cook 🙂 He is baking every weekend, a lot of experiments are being carried out recently. Like for this weekend it’s going to be Cinnamon Buns.
Here is picture from last weekend, another treat of Coconuts Lamingtons. In response to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/treat/
London Eye- One of my most favorite place in London, especially at night times when the crowd has drawn back to home, tourists finished admiring London, and Thames is once again just buzzing with the lights around. That is when I love visiting London eye, and sit there for a long time to see it’s vividness come alive 🙂
Here is a picture of the same from one of many walks across London eye.
In response to – https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/vivid/
A Ray of Hope
When I saw this tiny window on a big brick wall with sun rays passing across it, the thought that popped up into my mind was- A ray of Hope behind every wall. No matter what is behind the wall, there is always something new awaits outside of it.
In response to : https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/wall/
Picture taken while we planned to cycle around central London. I fee the best way to see London is either by walk or cycle, always keeping in mind the Safety.
In response to – https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/symmetry/
It’s the Hour of the Duty!!!
No matter the amount of chaos around you, eyes remain still, body remains in a straight posture to pay respect to your duty. Clicked during Diamond Jubliee Celebration 🙂
In response to :http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/minimalist/
If you are visiting London over a weekend or on a weekday afternoon, a visit to Borough market is a must. It is paradise for foodie, you can snack up on various food items over here not only from Britain but food from different countries. A speciality in street food. You will not regret this visit even if you are on a diet 😉
Borough Market is the largest and oldest food market in London, and a very popular place to buy food advertised by various famous chefs and used in various movies as a movie set.
A little bit of History – This market is a house of wholesale and retail since 1276. It was the main supplier along with Covent Garden of fruit and vegetables to grocers shops. From 1860 the railway operating companies desired to extend services from London Bridge Station into new stations but it was impossible to build viaduct because of Borough Market Act. Finally as a compromise a lease was given built a viaduct to run railway and the market still operates as normal under the bridge. The present day market mainly sells variety of foods to its various national and international visitors.
Location – located on Borough High Street on the southern end of London Bridge
Stalls are erected over here to trade from different parts of the UK and traditional European products sold. Some of the products includes fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, meat, game and freshly baked bread and pastries. A wide variety of street food visitors who flock to the market such as duck or kangaroo or rabbit burger, strawberry & cream – a very British delicacy, juices, beverages.
Note: Do not forget you will get to taste many food for free here just to check your taste buds, so don’t come here with a full stomach 🙂
Autumn is Beautiful
I love the colours of autumn, it fills the mother nature with rainbow of colours. Picture captured at Bingley Park.
Sometimes you have to turn to metal to earn that daily livelihood by entertaining crowd around you. A Street Performer -Picture captured at Covent Garden, London
In response to http://ceenphotography.com/2014/08/05/cees-fun-foto-challenge-metal-or-the-season-of-autumn/
Transport is a basic necessity for every human being in their day to day life. One needs transport to earn their livelihood, for a leisure holiday or to meet a friend or family staying far from you. We all are connected to transport in some or the other way, and now we can not imagine a life without a fast mode of transport.
Last weekend we visited London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London to explore and understand the history & heritage of transport for Britain. Ticket price – £13 pp for an annual pass.
A Victorian iron and glass building that originally was one of the famous vegetable fruit and flowers market, is now occupied to showcase collection for London museum. It shows and informs you about the earliest mode of transport in London- water ways i.e. boats & ships running across river Thames for export and import purposes. It displays many examples of later mode of transports like horse carts, trolley buses, buses, trams, rails. It also exhibits various artefacts like posters, signs, models, photographs, engineer drawings, engineer dresses, advertisement hoarding for marketing of transport services.
This visit will give you a good insight on how transport developed over the centuries, from labour intensive hands work to machinery development. You will read about how the tunnels were dig by hand, how first lady bus conductor came on board, how difficult was to work in such environments, how transport brought a boom to economy. A perfect day out to know about transport history of this bustling city of London.
Sharing some pictures I took during my visit.
Underground Steam Train
Ladies Only Compartment
Omni Tram Service
Places Plate Name
London Buses & Rails
Natural History Museum. Established in 1881- South Kensington, London, A home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items. Perfect for any day outing, enrich yourself with what history has to offer.