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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » South Bank July 15th 2018

Our last full day in London was a pottering sort of one. I slept in and we left the hotel about 10am. We had two major goals in mind. Firstly, to purchase our tickets for Sunday's train journey to Swansea and then to revisit the Courtauld Gallery to see their collection of Impressionists. For the first we went to Victoria station but were dismayed by the very long queues there. Having checked out the W.H.Smith store there (and found the fourth in a series of books I have been reading which I did not know existed) we went across the road to a pub called The Shakespeare for brunch. I thought this most appropriate! While we devoured our egg and bacon sandwich and scrambled eggs we discussed where to next. We decided to go to Charing ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » South Bank March 7th 2015

Z Edgware wzięłam metro: Nothern Line (czarną linię), krora zawiozła mnie prosto do Waterloo Station. Waterloo Station był otwarty w 1848 roku. Niewiele pozostało z pierwszej wersji budynku, zaledwie dach ponad platformą 18-21,który jest z 1885 roku (nie było tam wejścia, gdyż akurat jest w remoncie). Obecny budynek jest z roku 1922. Główne wejście do budynku jest pomnikiem ku pamięci tych, którzy zginęli w II Wojnie Światowej. Był głównym dworcem dla linii Eurostar łączącym Anglię z Europą aż do 2008 kiedy to Eurostar został przeniesiony do St Pancras Station. Z dworca Waterloo poszłam ulicą York Road do London Eye przechodząc przez Jubilee Gardens – park zaraz nad Tamizą i obok London Eye. Park został oddany do użytku publicznego w 2012 roku. W słoneczne dni można zobaczyć setki młodych ludzi siedzących na trawie w... read more
Jubilee Gardens
Gotowy do odlotu
Hungerford Bridge

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » South Bank September 24th 2013

Great day out in London: Courtauld Gallery! Tate Britain, South Bank, Borough, the City. grey skies but colour everywhere. I want to live there....... part time that is!... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » South Bank July 5th 2013

After months and months of planning, today has finally arrived. It is both of our last day at work and the first day of our 14 weeks of celebrations and adventures. We'll be sure to think of our colleagues whilst we're away. Likely, that will be every Monday morning as we're embarking on a new adventure and they're logging into their emails! A big thank you to everyone who has helped us plan, arrange, organize and prepare for this!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » South Bank July 28th 2012

Born in Bristol in 1965. Born as an artist in the late 1980's. Damien Hirst is known worldwide as a modern contemporary artist with an interest in "the unacceptable idea" of death. He first came to public attention with the 1988 ehibition Freeze, which he conceived while still attending college. Following his success from his first major exhibition, Hirst began a generation for British artists with his spot paintings, which he claimed "to pin down the joy of color," and his installment of cardboard Boxes. Since then, many of his works have become widely recognized, from the shark suspended in formaldehyde, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living 1991, through to later works such as the diamond skull For the Love of God 2007. His contribution to British art over the last ... read more
The Physical Impossibility of Death in the mind of Someone Living 1991
For the Love of God 2007
Lullaby, the Seasons 2002

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » South Bank October 26th 2011

For theatre class yesterday we were supposed to meet our professor at a pub called the Founders Arms and it was on the riverfront of the Thames River between the Globe and the Tate Modern Gallery. It was really big and there was tons of seating outside and inside the pub. I tried for the first time Strongbow which was a light cider beer and it was actually really good. After spending some time there we traveled over Millennium Bridge which is a pedestrian bridge we saw the oldest building in London that was from the time period in which Shakespeare lived and it is now the Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great. We actually repeated a lot of the same tour that we took in a previous tour with the history class that we ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » South Bank June 4th 2011

Early this afternoon I went and checked out a house in Clapham Common, the area is so lovely this is definitely the area I need to live in. I really loved the house, it was everything I wanted. The only problem is that they had 25 people coming to view it over today and tomorrow, so my chances of getting it are looking pretty slim. So after the house hunting I decided that I would stop at Waterloo and go for a walk along southbank walk, it was the best weather today, 24 and blue skies so I thought it would be the perfect time to be a tourist. After all the job and house hunting I have done this week I really needed to take some time out for myself, it had been a big ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » South Bank May 15th 2011

A year has passed since that amazing day in the sunshine on the Wirral when Rach and I got married, and what a crazy, memorable and exciting year it was. I haven't written a blog for a while so thought I would write one about the things we got up to to celebrate a year together. Obviously, living in London opens up a whole host of things to do and we started our weekend with a trip to see Rachel's favourite musical 'Phantom of the Opera'. I'm not really a huge fan of the theatre but a marriage is as much about compromise as is it anything else, so we dressed up nice and made our way to Her Majesty's Theatre for the 'Greatest Love Story Ever Told'. The seats were great (although even for someone ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » South Bank September 4th 2009

The market is lively and fully of cool organic hippy stuff. It’s not at all like Camden market which is more alternative and punk like. I like Borough's market. It seems to be all about trying awesome foods which suits me pretty good as when its cold I usually like to eat. What am I talking about I always like to eat:) I have a venison burger and Elissa has fish soup. Richard has a Sir Loin steak burger and I give that a taste also and I am pleasantly surprised. It actually tastes good! I think this is the first time I have had nice steak in England. But then again I can’t remember the last time I had a nice big juicy taste of steak - not like it is back in Australia anyways. ... read more
Kennsington Gardens
More beautiful flowers
Inside Kennsington Gardens its quite nice

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » South Bank September 3rd 2009

…is always nice. Friday, 5 June, I finished work at about 5:50pm before rushing off to the train station to get to Schiphol. I wasn't so much nervous as to miss the flight, but more so - had I forgotten anything. Rubina had messaged me earlier that day and mentioned that I needed something warm. A jersey she had said. Unfortunately i was assuming more of a spring time weather in the air. It was June after all, surely summer would hit London by this stage. No forecasts were about 9C for the night. I had checked in online at work so that saved me some time at the airport. I was taking the 6:55pm flight with VLM to London city. I escaped hand luggage checks relatively unscathed. No alarms going off, no body scans and ... read more
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