View over Greenwich

     

Multi-cultural Camden Lock Market is centered around atmospheric Regent's Canal

     

On Pall Mall looking towards Trafalgar Square

     

Walk the Line at The Screen on Baker Street

     

Belgravia, a very rich area of cream-coloured mansions next to Victoria station

     

Hundred-year-old trees in Berkeley Square, in London's luxurious Mayfair district

     

Summer by the Regent's Canal near Camden

     

'Having your spirits lifted can make it a good day' (apparently)

     

This is always nice

     

Under the bridge - second-hand 'bookshop' below Waterloo Bridge, next to the Thames

     

Carrying London's rental bikes so they're evenly distributed

     

Renting Boris Bikes (named after Boris Johnson who was London's mayor when the bikes were installed)

     

Bowls (a variant of bowling) is played with asymmetrical balls (here by City workers after office hours)

     

Old iron bridge in Kensal Rise, London

     

The results of the docklands regeneration (decaying old warehouses turned into flats and offices)

     

Butler's Wharf

     

Suffering plam trees by Butlers Wharf (London's climate is actually very good for plants as temperature hardly dips below zero)

     

Forlorn Butlers Wharf on a day in February 2009 when most of London's public transport ground to a halt

     

The Pool of London

     

Winter on the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen's terrace, overlooking Hyde Park's Serpentine Lake

     

Floating houses

     

Cycling along the Regent's Canal

     

Boat houses on the Grand Union Canal

     

Towpath Cafe on Regent's Canal in Hackney (next to the De Beauvoir Road bridge)

     

Canary Wharf, London's modern quarter with the driverless Docklands Light Railway in the middle

     

Canary Wharf geometry

     

Post- & modern

     

Norman Foster's unique Canary Wharf tube station

     

They didn't really spare the money when the Jubilee Line Extension was planned

     

Kitty

     

Pet cemetery in Hyde Park (near Victoria Gate).

     

Acton Central

     

Chain of lights on the Queen's Walk, on the south bank of the Thames between London and Tower Bridges

     

Night falls on London

     

Queen's Walk lit up

     

Typical London homes with little gardens at the back

     

Cheeses at Broadway Market

     

Chelsea Bridge

     

The entrance of Chinatown in SoHo, London's nightlife district

     

Chinese shops in Gerrard Street

     

Texture-mosaic, Chinatown

     

Chinese New Year, Chinatown

     

Chinese sign by Westminster Council

     

No entry in Chinatown

     

These grilled chorizo sandwiches (sold by a Spanish retailer) are just one of the many different cuisines you can sample at Borough Market (a 5-minute walk from London Bridge)

     

Catholic church in Chamberlayne Road

     

One of the Chamberlayne Road churches glowing in the sunset

     

Bank junction during the afternoon rush hour; in a few hours, the place will become completely deserted

     

Life in Clapham High Street

     

Jewish family in Walthamstow Marshes near the Hasidic Jewish neighbourhoods Stamford Hill and Upper Clapton

     

Curious

     

Closed down

     

Closing time in Maida Vale

     

A cash machine in East London (Walthamstow) speaking Cockney rhyming slang (Charlie Sheen = screen; sausage and mash = cash; rattle and tank = bank)

     

Cockney cash machine after selecting the fast sausage and mash (fast cash) option. Speckled hen = ten, Horn of plenty = twenty, etc.

     

London's colors

     

London's colors II.

     

Shipyard by Greenland Dock in Rotherhithe

     

Love

     

Covent Garden Market (not an Apple Market any more)

     

People in Covent Garden

     

The Piazza (the square surrounding Covent Garden Market)

     

Towpath Cafe overlooking Regent's Canal

     

Cycles in London Fields

     

Cycling between the hedges in Rickmansworth's quiet Springwell Lane (zone 7)

     

Crossroads in Clerkenwell

     

Shirland Road

     

Dark street

     

Black and white summer

     

Dartmouth Park, a neighbourhood near Hampstead Heath

     

A day off on the Grand Union Canal in Rickmansworth (Zone 7 in Northwest London)

     

Dead slow - at the Three Mills film studio

     

Derelict East End

     

A fashionable baby

     

Browsing the cheese selection at Broadway Market on a Sunday afternoon in summer

     

Directions in London's posh Belgravia district

     

The rejuvenated docklands with the Canary Wharf skyscrapers in the background

     

Old docklands storehouse

     

Previously abandoned areas in the Docklands have undergone a huge transformation in the past two decades, becoming rather fashionable and expensive neighbourhoods

     

Docklands and the City at night

     

Dog

     

Walking the dog by the River Lee

     

Dohil Caribbean grocery

     

Street basketball court with some illegally lounging pigeons

     

The classic Routemaster doubledecker (not in service since December 2005)

     

Theater advertisements on a doubledecker's front

     

Doubledecker driver

     

Social gathering in Downhills Park (Haringey)

     

Directions, Covent Garden

     

Evening in Kensington Church Street

     

Threshers - a place whose wines are covered by their Wine Buyer's Guarantee, meaning you can get your wine replaced if you don't like it

     

Walking down Brick Lane

     

Brick Lane meets Whitechapel Road

     

Chaos on Brick Lane

     

The Westway flyover over Edgware Road

     

Edgware Road (running from Marble Arch), a stylish street full of middle-eastern restaurants and shops

     

Afternoon on Edgware Road

     

Charcoal Grills - one of London's myriad Arabic eateries

     

Edgware Road's Arabic line of shops with the apartments above them

     

Outside Edgware Road tube station

     

An ad for an electric car from the early 20th century - the manufacturer was in business only until 1914. (Found in a cafe in Harringay)

     

The elevated tracks of London Bridge Station, under which a multitude of alleys and rooms are tucked

     

Ladbroke Grove, the high street of the Notting Hill neighbourhood

     

Turning Enfield Lock

     

Enfield Lock is almost on the Northern edge of London

     

Old street sign in Chamberlayne Road (these have recently been replaced with absolutely bland signs by Brent Council)

     

Nightfall in Maida Vale

     

Evening colors on Shirland Road

     

Ladbroke Grove

     

York Road during the evening rush hour

     

Evening in Lambeth

     

City of London commuters rushing across London Bridge in the evening

     

City (the financial district of London) commuters on London Bridge

     

Ticket for the amazing 2012 London Olympics. Many events (like this one) were not held in the Olympic Park, but in venues all around London (and, in fact, the UK)

     

Behind windows

     

Fairy tale-like landscape in Hyde Park (next to Victoria Gate) in the winter

     

The pavilion in the middle of Berkeley Square

     

The statue of Dr. Alfred Salter, local GP and MP, his daughter, and their cat

     

Fight The Nothingness. Agreed. (Modern art exhibit on the South Bank)

     

Finsbury Park

     

No learner drivers - the traffic rules of Finsbury Park

     

Kite-flying in Finsbury Park

     

It got stuck up a tree eventually.

     

Baker Street, the world's first underground station

     

A Circle line train leaving Baker Street (originally called the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway)

     

Fish & Chips, News & Wine - essential London shops.

     

Forbidden

     

Les Trois Garcons (The Three Boys), a French restaurant in the East End

     

Ashley Gardens

     

Hyde Park

     

Two gasometers, used for evening out gas pressure when it changes due to a change in demand (e.g. when people get home in the evening and start cooking)

     

There's a huge gas container in the middle that's attached to the vertical steel girders with wheels, and when the gas pressure increases, the container slides up the girders (out of an underground water tank), increasing its volume, and thus lowering gas pressure

     

Geometry

     

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, which also has standing places, just as it did in Shakepeare's time

     

Cooke's Pie, Mash, Liquor & Eels - old advertisement on Goldhawk Road

     

Signs from different eras in Wells Road

     

Signs in Goldhawk Road

     

The golf course in Queen's Park

     

The 'It's gonna get worse' guy (that's what the sign hanging from his neck always says) from Speaker's Corner explaining something to an unsympathetic crowd

     

Tranquil streetscape on a rare snowy day

     

The Grand Union Canal, part of the channel network crossing London

     

The stunningly beautiful Grand Union Canal in Northwest London

     

The 220km-long Grand Union Canal in Perivale, Northwest London

     

Old graves in Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington

     

Angel in Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington

     

Winter in Hyde Park

     

Autumn in Green Park

     

Decorated pedestrian subway leading to Green Park

     

Practice ground for airport firemen (hence the smoke stains), London City Airport

     

Stores in Green Lanes

     

Grocery store in Green Lanes, Palmers Green

     

Burgoyne Road and Green Lanes in Harringay

     

Old taverns (well, except for Starbucks) and the Cutty Shark clipper ship in maritime Greenwich

     

The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich

     

Greenwich impressions

     

Greenwich and Canary Wharf

     

View from the hill in Greenwich Park at night

     

Path in Greenwich leading to stunning views over London

     

The excellent Grenadier pub in a quiet side street in Kensington

     

Brick Lane, the heart of the Bangladeshi community in London; the area even has Bengali street signs

     

East London vigilante

     

The Inconsolables - a great band name, you have to give them that.

     

The __________ will be prosecuted

     

Or something

     

Life in Hampstead Heath

     

Stargazing by the Highgate (or Hampstead) Ponds in Hampstead Heath

     

There's some pretty serious angling going on in Hampstead

     

Hanging

     

The definition of happiness

     

Harmonica band on the Queen's Walk

     

Buskers

     

The New River in Harringay

     

Fog in Harringay

     

Oddly pruned trees along Burgoyne Road

     

On the way to work

     

Harringay Green Lanes (1.)

     

Harringay Green Lanes (2.)

     

The so-called 'Green Lanes' is one of the longest and least green roads in London

     

Sandwiches * Cakes; little cafe in Harringay Green Lanes station

     

Spring in Harringay

     

Discussion

     

The New River (an old canal, actually) crisscrossing the hills of North London

     

Early morning commuters

     

Harringay Station in fog

     

Evening in Harringay Green Lanes station

     

The Clapham Bookshop

     

Clapham High Street, a typical London neighbourhood main street

     

A very good Mexican restaurant next to the Socialis Party's local HQ

     

Clapham High Street

     

Hand Car Wash

     

Clapham North at night

     

The junction of Clapham High Street and Bedford Road

     

Clapham North tube station

     

Early Autumn in London

     

The formal gardens of Holland Park

     

Summer in Holland Park

     

454 grams of honey - the joys of the imperial-unit legacy

     

Horse Guards Parade

     

Inviting

     

A freezing day near the redeveloped warehouses of Butlers Wharf (near Tower Bridge)

     

Summer in Hyde Park

     

Pigeon Mother

     

Hyde Park Corner, where the Rotten Row path begins, crossing the park

     

Oriental carving in Prince Albert's memorial in Hyde Park

     

The Serpentine in Hyde Park

     

The Ranger's Hut in Hyde Park

     

Akhtar Fabrics ('A treasure trove of haberdashery goods'), Willesden High Road

     

Prison

     

View of Canary Wharf and riverside Docklands developments

     

Specialized on the parma ham and many other products

     

Canary Wharf, Jubilee Underground Line

     

London Bridge, Jubilee Underground Line

     

Southwark, Jubilee Underground Line

     

Westminster, Jubilee Underground Line

     

Westminster, Jubilee Underground Line

     

London Bridge, Jubilee Underground Line

     

Southwark, Jubilee Underground Line

     

Apple juice from a farmer's market

     

Kebab shop near Old Street

     

Two rows of houses usually enclose two rows of gardens in residential London

     

High Street, Kensal Rise

     

Kensal Rise

     

Railings & walls

     

Kensington Gardens (adjacent to Hyde Park)

     

That's a big swan

     

Peeling sign advertising Ron(?) in Kilburn

     

Iron bridge in King's Cross train station.

     

The roof of King's Cross station.

     

British trains.

     

Kite flying in Walthamstow Marshes

     

Kite and dog

     

The kite-flier

     

South Kensington

     

Ladbroke Grove, the heart of Notting Hill and London's latin quarter

     

Strangely-windowed terraced houses in Kensal Town

     

Among the lakes and rivers near Rickmansworth

     

At the Pierre Garroudi Gallery, under the tracks of London Bridge

     

Laundramatic - coin op cleaners

     

In London Learner Driver signs are permanently affixed to basically all delivery bikes

     

Photoshoot at Alexandra Palace

     

Leighton Gardens, Brent

     

The Royal Pictogram Society at work

     

Lime Grove; food from chicken shops like this is staple fare for many Londoners

     

Boat home in Little Venice, a popular part of the Regent's Canal

     

Little Britain, a street in the City (as well as a brilliant TV show)

     

Short on space (boat in Little Venice)

     

Directions by the Regent's Canal

     

Little Venice

     

A smallish living room (or patio?) in Little Venice

     

The colours of Finsbury

     

A walk in Finsbury

     

The headquarters of the Lloyd's insurance company (designed by Richard Rogers, who had also designed the Pompidou Centre in Paris)

     

Costcutter, the frugal man's best friend

     

Walking in London at night often feels like you're in a dream

     

London Eye (the world's largest observation wheel)

     

It's a London Thing (the website doesn't seem to work though)

     

The Borough, a quiet area 15 minutes' walk from Tower Bridge

     

Watching the world go by in The Foundry in Old Street

     

Look left - these are very handy for foreigners coming from countries where people drive on the right

     

What used to be the pub Lord Napier in the ghost town of Hackney Wick

     

That's love

     

Low flying aircraft - sign just outside London City Airport, the international airport closest to central London (it's in zone 3)

     

Having a beer at lunchtime is a pretty common thing in England

     

Church being converted into luxury flats in Highgate

     

Garage

     

The Man in Yellow, possibly based on the Matrix's woman in red scene

     

Borough Market details

     

Borough Market at night - at lunchtime the dozens of food vendors attract hundreds of people who work nearby

     

The remnants of Broadway Market

     

A Mars a day

     

Maryland, London (ice cubes are a really important commodity in this shop for some reason)

     

Life around King's Cross Station

     

Crossing York Way

     

Millennium Bridge (inaugurated in 2000, although was later closed down for years because of its instability)

     

Millennium Bridge

     

Canary Wharf with the Docklands Light Railway

     

Some parks are what this area really needs (Zone 4, Northolt)

     

Mozart Street

     

Table at Nando's - a chain serving really good South African food (despite the fact that the restaurants have a Portuguese theme)

     

London shop sign designs tend to be quite sophisticated

     

Mist over the New River near Finsbury Park

     

Spring along the New River in Harringay

     

Chamberlayne Road at night

     

Night in London

     

London blues

     

No junk food allowed (Chestnuts Primary School, Haringey)

     

No pr king

     

Soho Noir

     

The Northcote pub in the western part of Clapham - a 'trendy' (think lots of wine bars) area where a traditional pub looks out of place

     

'You Cannot Be Serious' ale in the Victoria Stakes pub (Muswell Hill)

     

It's actually a pretty good beer

     

Graffiti isn't a very common sight in West London - though this corner has its fair share

     

Old advertisement on Shirland Road

     

Taylor Walker's The Chippenham in Shirland Road

     

Old Fiat Cinquecento

     

Old gas lamp

     

Cowley Street, where not much changed over the last century

     

Kid seat on a bike near the Barbican

     

Posters and an old Carlsberg ad next to London Bridge

     

Signpost by the Old Ford Lock on the Liver Lea, a few hundred metres from the 2012 Olympic Park  (the river itself was cleaned and the towpath improved as part of the preparations for the olympics)

     

I faceless naked woman London

     

Free outdoor gym with workout equipment by the University of East London's Docklands campus

     

Outside

     

Life in Oxford Circus

     

Oxford Circus's line of shops

     

Oxford Street from the upper deck of a doubledecker

     

Doubledecker in Maida Hill, London

     

Leaving - Paddington Station

     

A slightly sad scene near the future 2012 Olympic site (taken in 2008; the mural got painted over shortly after)

     

Bike path sign and imperial architecture in central London

     

Two relatively unique buildings in Palmerston Road

     

Unfinished Park Crescent (it was meant to be a circle) next to Regent's Park

     

Thames Barrier Park, one of the few 'modern' parks in London

     

Autumn under Alexandra Palace

     

Alexandra Park

     

Summer in Finsbury Park

     

The huge number of parks in London mean they are accessible to virtually everyone

     

Park life

     

Finsbury Park is one of the largest parks in North London, and has tennis and streetball courts, a baseball and a softball diamond, an American football field (quite rare in London), a bowling green (for the sport 'bowls'), plus a huge amount of grass to lie on

     

Parkland Walk, a former railway line converted into a walking and cycling trail near Finsbury Park

     

Directions, Parliament Square

     

'Angelo's fine Italian food specialized on the Parma ham and many other products'

     

Weekend crowds in Camden Town near Camden Lock Market

     

The remnants of Petticoat Lane Market

     

Wentworth Street, where Petticoat Lane Market is held

     

Visual chaos on the corner of Wentworth and Toynbee Sts

     

The UK's famous red phone booth

     

Piccadilly Circus with some of the world's most famous (and expensive) advertisements

     

Piccadilly Circus's Eros statue always attracts crowds

     

Piccadilly Circus

     

Pickles in a chip shop at Borough Market

     

Old pier in old docklands

     

The Boss

     

An evening in front of the Sherlock Holmes pub

     

     

Playground in a park in Upper Holloway near Archway

     

The area officially called the Pool of London - some places are still waiting for regeneration

     

Evening in Portobello Road Market

     

Is it day or night?

     

The less-known part of Portobello Road

     

Portobello Road Market

     

Acton

     

'Pound Paradise - Luxury house hold goods downstairs'

     

Battersea Power Station, an iconic building which developers have been trying to convert into various uses for decades

     

Good food? Bring it in.

     

Pumps belonging to a houseboat in case water starts gushing in during a party

     

Some trees just won't let go - the dead of winter in Queen's Park

     

An important South America vs. Eastern Europe match in Queen's Park

     

Walking towards Tower Bridge on the Queen's Walk

     

Queen's Walk

     

An unlikely merry-go-round in a business district (More London Riverside, December 2007)

     

Carousel

     

Norman Foster-designed City Hall (or the Greater London Authority building, previously called the glass testicle by mayor Ken Livingstone) on the riverfront in Southwark

     

Old railway bridge in Clapham

     

Clapham North at night

     

Garages under the railway tracks in Clapham

     

Footbridge over Harringay station

     

The National Rail sign at Clapham High Street Station

     

Rain, Soho

     

Rain-soaked rickshaw drivers chatting in Chinatown

     

Taking five in Chinatown

     

Colourless Soho

     

Evening traffic in Soho

     

Bikes parked in Noel Street

     

A sign-holder in Regent Street (this isn't a very good job)

     

Rain is not nearly as common in London as you might think

     

London in purple

     

Mayfair

     

Reflected London

     

Reflected London II.

     

Construction near the Olympic park in Stratford

     

Regent Street

     

The sweeping architecture of Regent St

     

The Regent's Canal flowing into the Thames in Limehouse

     

A secret lake

     

Junction Road, Archway

     

Early morning fog in Rutland Gardens, in the 'gardens' half of Harringay

     

Deer in Richmond Park, the largest park in London

     

People warily approaching a herd of deer in Richmond Park

     

Ritzy Cinema, Brixton

     

Farewell Routemaster was on - it's the movie about the classic doubledecker buses almost completely withdrawn from service in 2005.

     

Riverboat service on the Thames.

     

Rollerblades

     

Royal Albert Hall (a popular music venue for classical concerts)

     

Underground

     

Saxophone-player on the Golden Jubilee Bridge

     

Scarebear in a Southgate allotment

     

An old school that has separate gates for boys and girls, strategically located on two different corners of the building

     

Could have been dreamed up by Philip K. Dick

     

The external elevators of the Lloyds Building

     

Bengali street sign in Sclater St (the English-language sign has been removed)

     

A letter to Sherlock Holmes in the Sherlock Holmes museum

     

A letter from the Inland Revenue to Sherlock Holmes, 221b Baker Street (Sherlock Holmes Museum)

     

Replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship moored in London's Southwark

     

Shops

     

Dispensing Chemists

     

Old Shoreditch station

     

Deep water

     

Skaters in Bounds Green

     

Reading in the park

     

London summer on Hampstead Heath

     

View from Alexandra Park

     

Alexandra Park

     

The Pictogram Society at their best again

     

Old car parked in front of a Kensal Rise house

     

The little park next to Chandos Road in Stratford

     

Small parcels in Southgate Chase Allotments

     

April snow in Finsbury Park (6th April 2008)

     

     

A chilly Spring in Finsbury Park

     

Snow alien

     

An enclosed section of Finsbury Park, normally used for baseball

     

Finsbury Park

     

The April 2008 skyline of the City as seen from Finsbury Park

     

Early snow in October 2008

     

Snow in London, which ranks on the plant hardiness scale (determining how hard it is fow plants to survive the cold months) on the same level with Arizona, is quite rare

     

Chaotic tree in our backyard

     

Soho on a rainy day

     

Soho

     

Soho at night

     

Soho corner

     

Garrick Street, Soho

     

Somerset House in the summer

     

People enjoying Somerset House's jets of water

     

Somerset House

     

Old-fashioned bicycle in the courtyard of magnificent Somerset House

     

South Bank

     

Southwark Bridge, towards the City

     

The colors of the City

     

Southwark Cathedral's window

     

Space invaders in London

     

Spirits

     

Spring

     

Relaxing in St James's Park

     

St John's *

     

St Paul's Cathedral in the autumn

     

View from the stone gallery of St Paul's

     

King Henry VIII's Mound in Richmond Park, from where St Paul's Cathedral can be seen 10 miles away

     

Richmond Park's trees were felled in a row to provide the view all the way to St Paul's Cathedral

     

St Saviour's Dock, with old warehouses converted into flats

     

Bus stand

     

Dal�'s surreally legged elephant outside the Dalí Universe on the South Bank

     

British pub food - rump steak with chips, fried onions, mushrooms and tomatoes

     

Still life by the Lisson Grove houseboats on Regent's Canal

     

The Royal Stock Exchange at the Bank intersection

     

Intersection in Soho.

     

Kilburn Park Road, Kilburn

     

Canary Wharf DLR station

     

Lower Belgrave Street

     

1722-2004

     

On sale here

     

View from Crouch Hill towards Arsenal's stadium and the City of London

     

Leighton Gardens

     

Summer in Harringay

     

Summer

     

A day off in Alexandra Park

     

Evening view from Greenwich with St Paul's and the Swiss Re tower in the background

     

4pm, Southwark

     

Superfry Fish & Chips on Bedford Road

     

     

Tandoori Chicken

     

Mural on the riverside wall of Tate Modern

     

'Temporary sign'

     

Brazilian dance

     

Victorian terraces

     

The Thames

     

The Thames Barrier, protecting London from floods

     

Sunset over the Thames

     

The Thames and examples of London's high-rise architecture

     

The Thames at low tide at Isleworth

     

The Driftwood Cafe at Trinity Buoy Wharf

     

The 80s today in Toynbee St (off Commercial Street)

     

Road to nowhere

     

Tooley Street (Bermondsey) in winter

     

The Tower & the City of London

     

Tower Bridge, as seen from the riverboat service from Westminster to Greenwich

     

On a field trip on Tower Bridge, overlooking the cruiser HMS Belfast, the City of London and Lambeth

     

Life in and around Trafalgar Square

     

Tree swing off the Grand Union Canal

     

The Auld Triangle pub

     

The pub, situated near the team's stadium, is popular with Arsenal fans after Premier League games

     

London pubs are famous for their unusual names - the Auld Triangle is a pretty good example

     

Truscott Arms

     

Clapham North Tube Station

     

Street under London Bridge station

     

Just before closing time in L'Angolo English & Italian deli

     

The famous tube symbol

     

Underground

     

Public toilet in Westminster tube station

     

Arsenal station is situated in a surprisingly quiet street as opposed to the regular 'high street' location of most tube stations

     

Er... (OK, the reason is that they wanted to start building the foundation before the house got completely demolished)

     

Commuters waiting at Vauxhall Station

     

London in gray

     

Alexandra Park

     

View from Alexandra Palace, situated on a hill in North London

     

Alexandra Park

     

View to the south

     

Muswell Hill and Crouch End with Canary Wharf in the distance

     

North and East London

     

Sunset over Crouch End and Canary Wharf

     

The corner of Voltaire Road and Clapham High Street

     

This dog was promised a game of Where's Waldo, but he's finding it really hard to hide in this snow-covered landscape.

     

Walthamstow Marshes, while also bordered by several industrial areas, are a very nice getaway in Hackney

     

Disused storehouses

     

The junction in front of Waterloo Station

     

Waterloo Noir

     

One of London's most beautiful brick structures: the church in Weighhouse Street

     

The triumphal arch of Wellington, defeater of Napoleon at Waterloo

     

The skyscrapers of Canary Wharf on a Saturday evening as seen from the footbridge spanning West India Dock

     

Westminster Abbey

     

The Byzantine style Catholic Westminster Cathedral

     

Fairtytale-like Albert Bridge in Chelsea

     

80s

     

Winter park

     

Bare trees in Woodside Park

     

At the end of Southend Pier, 2km from the shore

     

Whoops

     

2km long Southend Pier

     

Landscape, Thames Estuary

     

A great cycle lane along Southend's waterfront

     

Southend Pier is the longest pier in the world

     

Will be usable again in about 6-10 hours

     

Towards the sea

     

Only 354 shopping days to Christmas - small shop on Southend Pier

     

Amusement park at the end of the pier

     

A train connects the two ends of the pier (it has two stops)

     

Evening

     

Bell at the end of the pier

     

Summer relaxation spot #1

     

CAUTION ROCKS, says the sign on the right

     

Dogrunning

     

Near sunset suddenly a million birds appear to feed

     

View from the hill that runs along the seaside

     

1/4 mile to the shore

     

The structure that holds the pier

     

Sunset

     

Sunset With Distant Boat

     

Up the Thames

     

Beach huts on the Southent waterfront

     

The pier

     

Steep Hill is Lincoln's main street leading up to the 900 year-old cathedral

     

Night in the old town of Lincoln

     

Uphill

     

A worldwide collection of banknotes on the wall of a Lincoln pub

     

Brass band in Nottingham

     

Nottingham's cemetery

     

The newest grave originates from around 1950, the oldest from the early 1800s

     

Green's Mill in Nottingham, producing flour up to this day

     

Green's Mill

     

The machinery inside Green's Mill

     

Crowds on a summer afternoon (we just got there after cycling from London)

     

51, 52

     

A sign that says that it's forbidden to climb into the bin. We laughed at first, then the next day read in the paper about a guy who slept in the bin and almost suffocated.

     

Brighton beach

     

Far away

     

Church or gymnastic club? (Many churches in England are converted into pubs, flats, etc.)

     

People in Hove

     

Hove promenade in Brighton & Hove

     

Arriving on the seaside

     

Beach huts

     

Kids

     

Illuminated Brighton Pier at night

     

Kemp Town

     

Nightfall

     

Old pavilion

     

Near the end of Brighton Pier. The pier houses a large amusement arcade, two roller coasters, several restaurants, etc.

     

A playground on the beach

     

Along Marine Parade

     

Brighton promenade

     

The amusement park on Brighton Pier can be seen in the distance with its roller coasters

     

Cafe next to a golf course strategically situated next to a busy road (what if they hit a car?, one might wonder)

     

The Royal Pavilion is a former royal residence built in the 19th century in an architectural style inspired by Indian architecture

     

The spires of the Royal Pavilion

     

The English Channel

     

Breakwater Cafe

     

Shadows

     

E.T.

     

Silhouettes

     

Pondering

     

In front of Brighton railway station

     

View along Marine Parade and the beach

     

Sunset

     

According to the sing on the left, tarot consultant Ivor's clients include major banks and pharmaceutical companies. Which is rather reassuring.

     

Anglers on a pier-like structure protecting Brighton Marina

     

Brighton Beach

     

These are the remnants of the West Pier (another entertainment pier), which burned down in 2003. A 183-metre observation tower will probably be built to 'replace' it

     

Looking back towards downtown Brighton and Brighton Pier

     

Looking back from Lose Hill at Back Tor

     

The top

     

Farmland near Edale

     

Grazing sheep

     

Fields in the White Peak (the gentler part of the Peak District)

     

The Back Tor-Mam Tor ridge

     

Moorland in the Peak District

     

Path leading down to Edale

     

The ridge path between Hollins Cross and Back Tor

     

Looking towards Mam Tor (the hill on the left)

     

Green valley

     

Back Tor

     

The Peak District's colors

     

Climbing the path leading to Hollins Cross

     

Go!

     

Hope valley

     

Matlock

     

The woods around Matlock Bath.

     

Forest pathway.

     

Cliff-top view of some of Matlock Bath's houses.

     

The idyllic garden of Wilton House near Salisbury

     

The Palladian Bridge in the middle of Wilton House's beautiful gardens

     

Old times

     

The Cedar of Lebanon is just one of the various rare tree species planted in the garden

     

Old street sign in Birmingham

     

St Paul's Square in the Jewellery Quarter

     

The new Selfridges building

     

The curvy Selfridges building was designed by Future Systems

     

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

     

The colorful rocks of Alum Bay

     

Whitecliff Bay on the Isle of Wight

     

America(n-themed toys in England)

     

The white cliffs (Culver Cliff) that Whitecliff Bay was named after

     

The sea on a hot day

     

A causeway dissecting scenic Bembridge Harbour

     

This is what happens to your ears if you turn too fast

     

The ferry to the Isle of Wight takes about 15 minutes from Portsmouth

     

On the ferry

     

Hobbit

     

Handstand

     

Kids

     

Low tide in the Ryde Roads area

     

The man with the bag

     

Low tide in Ryde

     

On the Isle of Wight

     

The Needles

     

Progress for the island

     

Beautiful house in Ryde

     

At the end of Ryde Pier

     

The open sea as seen from a clifftop

     

The island is excellent for cycling

     

Peeling walls

     

The long pier in Ryde. needed because the sea recedes a lot at low tide

     

A great place to practice cycling in an exact straight line (not as easy as it looks)

     

English summer

     

Whitecliff beach

     

The island is full of great roads for cycling, connecting the tiny villages

     

Summer

     

Whitecliff Bay

     

The colours of Oxford.

     

Life in Oxford

     

Oxford people

     

Evening

     

View from Foreland Point - the beautifully named Desolation Point is not far from here

     

The road leading back to Lynton from the nearby hills

     

English countryside

     

View of the Valley of Rocks and Woody Bay from the top of Hollerday Hill

     

View from the top of Countisbury Hill, a short but very steep drive away from Lynmouth

     

British farm

     

The peninsula called Foreland Point

     

On the way to the tip of Foreland Point (which is about 3-4km from Lynmouth)

     

Please Shut All Gates - the sign implies this is a public right of way (ie. a public path crossing private land), but you need to check the map to be sure

     

The road leading down to the village of Lynmouth - it _is_ steep.

     

The village of Lynmouth - despite its popularity with tourists - has fortunately managed to avoid real estate developers

     

The oceanside village of Lynmouth, at the shared estuary of the East Lyn and West Lyn rivers - the area is sometimes called The English Switzerland

     

Gathering clouds over Lynmouth and Foreland Point

     

Lynmouth and Countisbury HIll

     

Lobster pots on Lynmouth pier - the lobster season hasn't begun yet

     

Probably the world's biggest 'piggy bank' - collecting money for the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society

     

Road trip

     

On the way to the Valley of Rocks

     

View from a strange heart-shaped terrace over Lynmouth harbour and Foreland Point

     

Only 6 months until summer...

     

Beware of the sheep - and indeed, we did have a few surprise encounters with a few sheep that clearly didn't understand what we were doing on their road

     

The sheep

     

The bay of Lynmouth village

     

Beware of the Batman

     

Signposts indicate the route of the 630-mile (1000km) South West Coast Path, one of the the longest National Trails in England

     

View through a hedge separating farms in Exmoor

     

The Valley of Rocks

     

Details of the world's first cast iron bridge, after which the village of Ironbridge was named

     

The iron bridge was cast in nearby Coalbrookdale

     

Wrought iron garden furniture

     

Grave in the churchyard

     

The peaceful atmosphere of the village is only slightly broken by the huge and hideous power station

     

By the river

     

Hundreds (thousands?) of bicycles at the bike park in front of Cambridge rail station

     

A Cambridge cafe overlooking the university buildings (there's even a sign inside saying that one world-famous scientist from the university used to eat here)

     

Bikes are one of the most popular mode of transportation in Cambridge

     

Terraced houses (or row houses) in Cambridge

     

Winter

     

Couple's cycling

     

Hiring a boat from Darwin College

     

A day out (by the River Cam)

     

The yearly Cambridge Beer Festival on Jesus Green is organised by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale

     

Relaxing (passed out?) at the Cambridge Beer Festival

     

Beer festival

     

A summer day in Cambridge

     

An English Sunday roast is a traditional pub dish: roast pork or beef, vegetables, gravy and yorkshire puddings (the round fried side dish on the plates)

     

3 generations

     

Colourful

     

Summer in Grantchester Meadows (outside Cambridge) which inspired the eponymous Pink Floyd song

     

The entrance to Homerton College, part of the University of Cambridge

     

Campus lawn

     

Infant study at the University of Cambridge for 2-8 week old babies. Would you submit your child to such a study?

     

Variations of the Keep Calm and Carry On theme

     

The River Cam and Cambridge University buildings

     

A market in downtown Cambridge

     

After a boat race

     

Rowing is very popular in Cambridge

     

Rowing

     

A parasol attached to a punt on a hot summer day

     

An entrance to St John's College of Cambridge University

     

According to the sign, only members of the university (or those here on business) can enter this gate

     

Park with locals playing some kind of game with a ball and nets

     

Park avenue

     

Summer

     

Aggressive piglet.

     

A Day with Plato - what is justice?

     

Posters in downtown  Cambridge

     

A fairly pretentious way to dress your child

     

Professors of Gonville and Caius College (University of Cambridge). Stephen Hawking's door is a few metres away from here. Many of the college courtyards can be visited (some for free) by visitors.

     

The labels of (probably local) ales: Bucket of Blood, Heavenly Blond, Medusa, Mammon, ...

     

Summer punting

     

No bicycles, dogs, radios or picnics

     

Gardens between two rows of terraced houses

     

Cold

     

Old ads - Raleigh [a bicycle brand] is ridden all over the empire

     

On a punt

     

A relaxing summer day

     

Cambridge riverside

     

Interior

     

Rowing in Cambridge is big

     

Science Festival, Cambridge (where one of the world's top universities is located)

     

Science meets Faith

     

Cambridge market

     

Star Wars concert by St John's Music Society

     

Statue, pheasant

     

Kingston Street, where several people feel a strong anti-Tesco sentiment according to the flyers in many windows

     

A less spectacular college building

     

Jesus College, University of Cambridge

     

Velociraptor, a perfect name for an extremely slow boat

     

Andy Warhol cows

     

Darwin College

     

Garage door

     

Wedding photos

     

What?

     

Punting in front of Trinity College (University of Cambridge)

     

On the coast of Hunstanton

     

Birds circling over the North Sea

     

The chalk cliffs of Hunstanton. There are signs at the top advertising phone numbers and email addresses where people who want to commit suicide (by jumping off the cliff) can turn to for help

     

If you lose your child, you can collect them at the local Lost Child Centre

     

The Hunstanton coast

     

A sign describing the Norfolk Coast Path, which used to be a road used in Roman times

     

This part of the North Sea is called The Wash, which is actually a large estuary fed by several rivers

     

By the sea

     

Evening in Hunstanton on top of the chalk cliffs.

     

Locals love wearing flipflops while also wearing coats and big scarves (it was about 15 degrees Celsius)

     

The English Channel

     

Tree permanently deformed by the strong winds

     

The tangled branches of the deformed tree

     

Cross and flowers on top of Beachy Head cliff, the most popular place to commit suicide in England

     

Cuckmere Haven, the estuary of the River Cuckmere. This is where the Seven Sisters cliffs begin

     

Before storm

     

Giant ships crossing the English Channel

     

View across the English Channel from Beachy Head

     

Family

     

The steep climb to Beachy Head

     

Sheep fence at the foot of the Seven Sisters

     

Seven Sisters Country Park

     

A great location for rugby and football pitches

     

The colours of the sea

     

By the sea

     

10 degrees Celsius

     

Birling Gap

     

     

The Seven Sisters cliffs as seen from the top of the first peak, Haven Brow

     

Sunlight

     

Hikers running towards the Haven Brow peak of the Seven Sisters

     

Sheep fence near Haven Brow overlooking the Cuckmere Haven

     

Medieval Fish Street

     

Textures from the intersection of Fish Street and Butcher Row

     

Details from the street called Town Walls

     

Colours

     

Georgian door and window

     

Georgian building with portico

     

The old town of Shrewsbury

     

Nightlife around the train station

     

The Quarry is a large park by the River Severn

     

An eccentric tree

     

The Quarry park and Kingsland Bridge - the toll bridge was built in the 19th century and it costs 10p for a car to cross it (at least in 2007)

     

Town Walls

     

St John's Hill

     

Everyday life

     

The old town's character has been preserved very well, but there are a tad too many shops

     

The red brick buildings lining Belmont

     

View over downtown from a hill across the river

     

The River Severn, The Quarry park, Kingsland Bridge and downtown Shrewsbury

     

A house some windows bricked-up to avoid paying window-tax, a 17th and 18th century tax which was proportionate to the grandeur of one's property, measured by the number of windows

     

On the Suffolk coast in Aldeburgh

     

Jumping seagull

     

Garden sprinkler turned up a bit too high - the countryside near the Suffolk coast

     

Deckchairs on Aldeburgh beach

     

Dog's perspective

     

Kids

     

Angler

     

Not being too well-known, Aldeburgh beach isn't too crowded even on sultry days

     

An unusually hot day for England

     

Shellfish farm

     

Tudor architecture

     

Mother and daughter

     

No dogs on beach May-Sept

     

All this stress is just too much to take...

     

Modern-day pirate ship

     

While pubs don't serve food in the afternoon until 7pm, the two fish & chips shops in Aldeburgh have queues tens of metres long - for some reason locals don't really seem to grasp  the concepts of supply and demand

     

The queue started out with about 10 people, and then kept getting longer and longer

     

Old boat

     

A box of rusty anchors on the beach - I wonder where they got them

     

It's not cheap

     

The Aldeburgh seaside with two nuclear reactors (Sizewell A and B) hidden in the scenery

     

Boat accessories

     

While South England's rainy reputation is just a myth, scenes like this one aren't that common in this region

     

Fishing(?) boats on Aldeburgh's coast with the fake pirate ship's flags in the background

     

The Borough of Broxbourne (Hertfordshire), 20 minutes north of London

     

The Farmers Boy pub in the village of Brickendon, near Bayford railway station

     

Derry's Wood in the Borough of Broxbourne

     

The New River in the town of Broxbourne

     

Path in Derry's Wood near Broxbourne

     

Footpaths in the countryside are often maintained by volunteers

     

Autumn in England

     

In Brickendon

     

Countryside

     

On the road

     

The pretty village of Brickendon

     

Chaos

     

Broxbourne Wood

     

Walking from Bayford train station towards Broxbourne Wood

     

Broxbourne Wood

     

Brickendon

     

Broxbourne Wood

     

These quiet country lanes near Broxbourne are ideal for walking and cycling

     

An Ent on bad hair day

     

Snow in January 2013

     

Not Utah - the fishing huts of the Dungeness peninsula with railways next to them (these used to launch boats when this was still a thriving fishing community)

     

Only about 40 fishermen remain in the area - the boats of the rest are left rotting on land

     

Old fishing boat

     

Faded

     

An example of the old machinery lying around

     

Clothes hanger; the rows of pylons in the background carry electricity from Dungeness Nuclear Power Station located a mile from here

     

Hut with a view

     

Emma Jane with one of the remaining lighthouses in the background

     

On the beach

     

Lost

     

Boat winch

     

Fishing nets

     

The Dungeness Pyramid?

     

Rust

     

Remains

     

Fair chance

     

Gutted boat

     

Boat launching tracks

     

The still operational 15-inch(!) gauge Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

     

Mobile hut

     

Houses in Dungeness Village are apparently quite sought after among people who like the area's desolate and remote atmosphere

     

The remote entrance of Dungeness Village

     

Turn spider nut till hard against collar

     

The promenade of faded Victorian seaside resort town Eastbourne is still very pleasant

     

Seaside terrace

     

Lone palm tree by the English Channel

     

The Grand Hotel (OK, the front actually looks grand)

     

Kid

     

Autumn

     

Terrace

     

Refreshments

     

Apple varieties at Ely's Apple Festival

     

Cider from the Ely Apple Festival

     

Apple juice

     

Local cider

     

Crafts demonstration at the Apple Festival

     

Dinner on a houseboat on the Great River Ouse

     

Duck on the Ouse

     

A sunny October afternoon

     

Go with the Flo

     

Apple identification game at the Ely Apple Festival

     

On Ely's beautiful waterfron

     

Great cheeses at a market stall: Hot Wobbly Goat and Monk's Revenge

     

Morris dancer

     

Drums for Morris dancing

     

Life on the river

     

River cruises

     

Square in front of the cathedral

     

Apple varieties

     

Seagulls in Folkestone's harbour

     

Members of Folkestone's fishing fleet at low tide

     

The popular Sunday market in Folkestone

     

Crowd watching a band at the Sunday market

     

Low tide

     

A hot and sunny day at the end of September

     

The fish market with pub names like The Three Mackerel and The Ship Inn

     

La's Seafood in Folkestone's fish market

     

A delicate power balance

     

Sign indicating a right of way (that is, a legal right to cross private land) - England is full of these and councils are legally required to singpost them

     

Entering Framlingham's Castle, whose construction started about 1500 years ago

     

He's playing chess

     

Giant snakes and ladders in Framlingham Castle

     

The Mere Nature Reserve surrounding Framlingham Castle

     

Overlooking the Mere

     

Various kinds of chilli plants left outside a house for 30 pence each

     

The market square of Framlingham

     

Framlingham then and now

     

Vintage

     

Flint is a natural resource here; here it was used in the castle's walls

     

Karaoke, crib drive (this one's a mystery), quiz night, BBQ - a countryside pub's nightly programme

     

On the road in Hertfordshire, along the Great North Way, part of the National Cycle Network's Route 12

     

Dowdell's Wood, next to which the route passes (near the village of Ayot St Peter)

     

Dowdell's Wood in spring

     

The National Cycle Network is maintained by the charity Sustrans (Sustainable Transport)

     

Traditional houses in Old Knebworth

     

Evergreen English field

     

Just outsideLetchworth Garden City, built during the Garden City movement inspired by the 1887 utopian sci-fi 'Looking Backward: 2000-1887'

     

Dowdell's Wood

     

Hikers, who have just traversed the arete Striding Edge, approaching the summit

     

Derelict dam in the valley under Helvellyn

     

Family

     

The Lake District

     

Top of the world

     

Gentler paths leading down Helvellyn's sides

     

The summit plateau of Helvellyn (in the 1920 even a plane landed here)

     

Along Striding Edge

     

The Lake District's indigenous Herdwick sheep

     

Snow

     

The arete Striding Edge on a busy day (it's not the easiest way to the summit but by far the best, perhaps apart from its sister Swirral Edge on the other side of the valley)

     

View from Helvellyn's summit towards the west

     

View towards the East

     

The valley and the Red Tarn

     

Farmland in a glacial valley by Ullswater

     

A beach on the Thames Estuary

     

     

Along the seaside in Leigh-on-Sea

     

By the sea

     

Designer bin

     

Flocks of birds on the Thames estuary in Leigh-on-Sea

     

Sailboats waiting to be launched in Leigh-on-Sea

     

Tea garden

     

Summer (it's actually October)

     

Englishman

     

Seaside life

     

Colourful nets - Leigh-on-Sea is still a working harbour

     

Fresh oysters from the cockle sheds in Old Leigh

     

People by the seaside

     

Not sure about the purpose of this thing

     

Pots for catching crabs?

     

Red

     

Red

     

The Thames Estuary

     

Seafood from the Thames Estuary: anchovies, oysters and clams

     

Seafood from Leigh-on-Sea's cockle sheds (a few hundred metres from the train station)

     

A cockle shed in Old Leigh with posters illustrating the various species living in the sea

     

Sea life

     

From the Scandinavian Fishing Yearbook

     

Fishing boat

     

Wild Pig

     

Yachting Club

     

English cows

     

The beautiful Downs Link trail runs from just outside Guildford to just outside Brighton

     

Walking the dogs on the Downs Link

     

The Downs Link about halfway to Brighton

     

A late spring afternoon

     

On the road from London to Brighton

     

Only 5 miles to go

     

Gliders over the hills just before Brighton

     

Don't disturb the sheep. They're cute.

     

Green

     

Nearing the sea

     

There are many horseriding schools near Brighton

     

Sleeping on a horse farm's horse box (horse carrier vehicle) overnight. Much cheaper than most B&Bs

     

A countryside mailbox

     

Near the Devil's Dyke valley

     

Welcome to Brighton

     

Guildford

     

Local talent (and in some cases lack of talent) in a pub's garden

     

Sunset on the Downs Link

     

     

The hills just before Brighton, looking north

     

Just outside Brighton

     

The White Horse in a scenic hilltop location just as you enter the Medway conurbation

     

A local in Rochester

     

Park on a hilltop in Rochester with great views over the surrounding towns

     

Arriving home

     

Dog hierarchy

     

Old age

     

Chatham Maritime

     

Life

     

Pub by Chatham Marina

     

Redevelopment on St Mary's Island, a site formerly containing warehouses, for example

     

A bit of the Mediterranean in Kent

     

Old boat in Chatham Maritime

     

The redevelopment of St Mary's Island

     

The framework of a shipyard machine shop (formerly located in Woolwhich in London)

     

A park by buildings belonging to the University of Rochester

     

A hilltop park

     

View towards Chatham's Marina

     

Chatham Marina

     

Morecambe beach

     

Pipes added to the exterior of the building to carry water (and possibly sewage?) from bathrooms

     

A gentlemen's barbershop

     

'High Class Shoe Repairs'

     

Sunset Ices

     

Morecambe Promenade

     

Morecambe, a once thriving resort town, is only a shadow of its former self (these pictures were taken in 2009)

     

Houses overlooking the Irish Sea

     

Behind the (faded but) pretty seaside architecture

     

Closed down

     

The backstreets of Morecambe

     

Rundown housing

     

Sunset View Hotel

     

The turquoise waters of England

     

The white cliffs of Dover (this is a few miles from the town of Dover)

     

Dog poop bin

     

Looking across the English Channel

     

Fence near the top of Shakespeare's Cliff

     

Fishing on Samphire Hoe - reclaimed land made from the soil removed during the construction of the Channel Tunnel

     

Looking towards Folkestone

     

English hikers

     

Information sign containing information, among others, on when high tides are, when dusk sets in, and a warning about adders (venomous snakes) active in the grass

     

Under the cliffs of Dover

     

Along the North Downs Way, a 250km long-distance path in Southern England

     

A hot September day on Shakespeare Cliff

     

Samphire Hoe Country Park (Wikipedia says 'A country park is an area designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a countryside environment.') - way too much concrete, to be honest

     

International trade has sadly marred the natural beauty of Dover

     

Shingle beach next to Samphire Hoe Country Park

     

Tropic sunset near Folkestone

     

Houses scattered on top of the white cliffs of Dover

     

North Down Ways and Saxon Shore Way trail signs pointing towards Dover

     

On top of Shakespeare Cliff - the place supposedly inspired a scene in King Lear ('How fearful / And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low!')

     

Sandy beach

     

For the geographically challenged

     

A day out

     

Spring in Plymouth - with a phone booth in a garden

     

The Devon coastline in Plymouth

     

Dog-swimming on a sultry March day

     

Jail Ale brewed by nearby Dartmoor Brewery

     

Plymouth harbour

     

Day off

     

The old captain

     

Scone with blackcurrant jam and cream - a great English dessert

     

Boats in Portsmouth harbour

     

Plymouth marina

     

Crowds enjoying an unexpectedly hot March sun on top of Plymouth Hoe, an excellent vantage point from which the whole harbour can be seen

     

Victorian terraces in Plymouth

     

The Terrace

     

Plymouth Hoe, a seaside open space, has several terraces, cafes, a lighthouse and even a lido.

     

The Three Crowns

     

Excavator floating on the River Lee

     

Weir Lock, north of London

     

The washing

     

Life by the river (probably owned by houseboat-owners)

     

Life by the river in Stanstead Abbots

     

The town of Stanstead Abbots

     

The Rive Lea (or River Lee) towpath is great for cycling and walking

     

Ware, a nice town on the River Lee

     

Cycling along the River Stort makes for a scenic though rather bumpy afternoon

     

Fluffy

     

Evening

     

Along the River Stort, which runs through Bishop's Stortford (near Stansted airport) and flows into the River Lee

     

Forest along the Stort

     

The Stort

     

On the Stort footpath

     

Looks like Holland

     

The Saxtead Green Post Mill, where 'post mill' means that the upper, wooden part can revolve on a big vertical pole in the middle of it

     

A true niche market

     

Model windmill inside the windmill

     

The stairs can revolve along with the upper part depending on the wind's direction - according to the guide it can follow the wind pretty accurately _except_ when it suddenly makes a 180 degree-turn, when the structure has an unfortunately tendency to topple

     

The mill's wall with a wheel of an uncertain purpose

     

Reactor B of the Sizewell nuclear power station

     

The power stations are situated right by the sea (probably to gain easy access to coolant, without which a nuclear plant cannot function)

     

The dome of the Sizewell B nuclear reactor

     

A rig just off the Suffolk coast, frequented by kittiwakes (a type of gull)

     

Ullswater is the second largest lake in England

     

Patterdale at the western tip of the lake

     

The footpath running along the shore

     

Taking a rest by the footpath running along the southern shore of Ullswater

     

The village of Patterdale

     

'It's just resting.' - indigenous Herdwick sheep

     

At the foot of the hill Swineside Knott

     

On top of the 100m high cliffs of Dover

     

The massive cliffs are visible from France on a clear day as a long white strip

     

Country for Old Men

     

Beach huts and boats along Kingsdown beach

     

Shingle beach just outside the village of Kingsdown

     

In Britain, where most land is owned privately, public is normally allowed to walk along designated Rights of Way - Access Land means that a part of private land is freely accessible

     

Cycling home

     

SeaFrance ferry crossing the English Channel from Calais to Dover

     

Cliff path

     

Path leading to a hobbit hole

     

The Saxon Shore Way leading down from the chalk cliffs to Kingsdown

     

English countryside

     

The Kingsdown beach huts

     

Approved by Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks

     

The Bay area in the village of St Margaret's at Cliffe

     

Tiny

     

View from Kingsdown

     

Along the Saxon Shore Way

     

View over Kingsdown and Deal (with 300m-long Deal pier on the right)

     

White Cliffs Country

     

'Possible dangers surrounding boat winching operations'

     

Bushes permanently deformed by the prevailing winds

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