Living in London certainly makes one appreciate the few sunny days that we do get.
Half of London seemed to be on Hampstead Heath this afternoon.
It’s unseasonably warm at the moment. It is certainly very strange to see Londoners dressed in flip flops and shorts when the leaves haven’t even come on on the trees yet.
I just hope that the good weather lasts!
We’ve just returned from a mini-break to Wiltshire and Dorset. We had a bit of pre-historic theme to the holiday, taking in Silbury Hill, Avebury, Stonehenge and Old Sarum, which are all between than 4000 and 5000 years old. Salisbury Cathedral looked modern by comparison!
After that, we went down to Lulworth Cove for my second swim in the Channel of the summer. I only spotted Lulworth while I was exploring the south coast with Google Earth because it looks like someone took a bite out of the coastline. I saw a monument celebrating the fossils that have been uncovered on the Jurassic coast. It talked about the 185 million years of history in the fossils. Stonehenge didn’t seem so old anymore.
Here are a few photos that I took on a recent trip to Sardinia for the wedding of my girlfriend’s brother, Salvatore, and Emanuela.
I’m enjoying living in London a great deal. I get to see some great places every day. There are also lots of great places to visit not far from here. For example, Cambridge.
I’ve just finished a short contract working for a company based in Battersea. I had a great time there, and every day, as I walked from the station, I was reminded of Pink Floyd when I saw the crumbling power station.
Today we went to a wonderful concert at the Birmingham Symphony Hall:
We went with my aunt, uncle and cousin, who have been staying with us this week.
It’s been years since I have been to see an orchestra play, and I was greatly impressed. To have that many highly trained musicians practice and perform for such an occasion must be quite an undertaking.
As always, a big thank you to the fine folks at Autostitch:
No matter how many times I visit London, I almost always end up visiting Westminster and getting a shot of the clock tower at some point.
I find that whenever I am in front of a very famous sight, I have trouble believing it is real. Somehow, the impression that I have built up in my mind from seeing a place on TV, in movies and so on of the place overlaps with what my senses are telling me. I have never been to New York city but I imagine that the sensation would be very strange after a lifetime spent watching Woody Allen movies and reruns of Friends.
I’ve been very remiss with uploading my photographs to Picasa for the last few months. The fact that I am leaving South Korea on Tuesday has forced me to get up to date with everything.
Some photos from Chuncheon:
A very rainy day at a traditional Korean village museum:
A day at Everland:
A panorama made using autostitch from the roof of Tekno Mart:
A short trip to Hong Kong and Macau:
A quick hike up Achasan, where one can see much of Seoul:
A day at Seoraksan National Park with my parents:
At Bulguksa near Gyeongju:
A day trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon: