View over Greenwich

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

Norman Foster's unique Canary Wharf tube station

     

Night falls on London

     

Typical London homes with little gardens at the back

     

London's colors

     

Dark street

     

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

     

Finsbury Park

     

Baker Street, the world's first underground station

     

Tranquil streetscape on a rare snowy day

     

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

     

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

     

Autumn in Green Park

     

Greenwich and Canary Wharf

     

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

     

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

     

Short on space (boat in Little Venice)

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

It's actually a pretty good beer

     

Cowley Street, where not much changed over the last century

     

Life in Oxford Circus

     

Alexandra Park

     

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

     

Directions, Parliament Square

     

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

     

Evening in Portobello Road Market

     

Evening traffic in Soho

     

Bikes parked in Noel Street

     

The sweeping architecture of Regent St

     

Alexandra Park

     

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

     

St Paul's Cathedral in the autumn

     

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

     

The Tower & the City of London

     

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

     

Alexandra Park

     

View to the south

     

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

     

2km long Southend Pier

     

Landscape, Thames Estuary

     

Towards the sea

     

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

     

Evening

     

CAUTION ROCKS, says the sign on the right

     

Dogrunning

     

Sunset

     

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

     

Night in the old town of Lincoln

     

Uphill

     

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

     

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

     

51, 52

     

Brighton beach

     

Far away

     

Kids

     

Illuminated Brighton Pier at night

     

Kemp Town

     

Nightfall

     

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

     

Along Marine Parade

     

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)

     

Brighton Beach

     

Looking back from Lose Hill at Back Tor

     

Farmland near Edale

     

Moorland in the Peak District

     

Path leading down to Edale

     

The Peak District's colors

     

Climbing the path leading to Hollins Cross

     

Hope valley

     

Forest pathway.

     

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

     

The colorful rocks of Alum Bay

     

The Needles

     

English countryside

     

The peninsula called Foreland Point

     

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

     

Road trip

     

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

     

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

     

An entrance to St John's College of Cambridge University

     

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

     

Evening in Hunstanton on top of the chalk cliffs.

     

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

     

A great location for rugby and football pitches

     

The colours of the sea

     

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

     

Medieval Fish Street

     

Georgian door and window

     

The old town of Shrewsbury

     

St John's Hill

     

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

     

Dog's perspective

     

Kids

     

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

     

Old boat

     

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

     

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

     

Kid

     

Members of Folkestone's fishing fleet at low tide

     

Low tide

     

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

     

Overlooking the Mere

     

The market square of Framlingham

     

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

     

Dowdell's Wood in spring

     

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

     

Traditional houses in Old Knebworth

     

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

     

Family

     

Top of the world

     

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)

     

Sunset Ices

     

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

     

The turquoise waters of England

     

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

     

Under the cliffs of Dover

     

The Devon coastline in Plymouth

     

Dog-swimming on a sultry March day

     

Scone with blackcurrant jam and cream - a great English dessert

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

Beach huts and boats along Kingsdown beach

     

Cycling home

     

The Kingsdown beach huts

     

Tiny

     

View from Kingsdown

     

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

     

Bushes permanently deformed by the prevailing winds

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