11.10.12

unexpected and wonderful

Well hello!

It's hard to believe I've been to London and back since my last post. What a trip - surprising, inspiring, vibrant, overwhelming - London was unexpected and wonderful and almost impossible to reduce to any one experience or moment.  Here are a few of my first impressions:



















What an amazing city! London greeted us with blue skies and sunshine and so in the early few days we picnicked in parks and walked our legs off. We stayed in an apartment in Bethnal Green, which is near Shoreditch and Brick Lane in East London and was very vibrant and villagey. I loved that you could walk for fifteen minutes in any direction and encounter so many vastly different neighbourhoods, architectural styles, people, food....

One morning we walked for an hour or so from our apartment across town to Clerkenwell to find a shop, which sold nuts and bolts of all things, and accidentally stumbled across the best coffee in London from a tiny, little, Italian cafe in Hackney, and all because I needed to find a loo.

I think that is always my favourite way to explore a new city - no real agenda, no plans, just wander.
And what a city to wander in!

The above pics are from Bethnal Green, Brick Lane, Millenium Bridge, Carnaby Street, Shoreditch, Bloomsbury (British Museum), Hampstead and Bethnal Green again (where I had a 'how much is that doggie in the window?' moment).

Looking back over my photos from the trip I've realised I've got quite a few bakeries, shopfronts and markets to share with you too but for now it's good to be back home and also back here. I've missed this space while I've been away and missed you guys too. Hope all is well where you are.

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8 comments:

Missy Piggy said...

I LOVED London - though it's been YEARS since I last visited. Cute doggy.

shine little light* said...

LURVERLY LONDON. I love and miss that city! Great pictures. So glad you had a brilliant time :)
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Lucent Imagery said...

Hooray, let the recollections begin! I totally concur with your way of exploring a city. Ahhhh how funny is that dog posing in the window?! So cute. Can't wait to see more. xx

Samantha said...

Looks/sounds lovely! I'm glad you had a good time. You're making me want to visit again!

Monica said...

just checked your about page to see where you are. i forgot you were in sydney! wow, this must have been a special trip.

i love london but have hardly seen it. so many little areas, as you discovered. we always end up at the same places. i would to have lived there in my 20's, just for a time, to get to know it.

been ages since i've been. ADORE that little street up there!

Jane @ Shady Baker said...

Lovely to see you again Georgia!This sounds like a wonderful trip, great photos as usual! I am looking forward to hearing about more of your adventure.

the Lady said...

Welcome back, Georgia and thank you for the little tour. Getting lost in a new/old city; nabbing bread, cheese, and a little meat for an afternoon lunch; people watching...what an exquisite way to spend the day. Lovely photos. Can't wait to see more.

Omkar Bhide said...

Awesome pictorial blog, Nice pictures man thanks for sharing.
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