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)




CAUTION ROCKS, says the sign on the right






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


Night in the old town of Lincoln




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




Illuminated Brighton Pier at night


Kemp Town




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




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




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




Top of the world


The Lake District's indigenous Herdwick sheep




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




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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