Photography project – The Red Edition

Looking back at some of the photos I have taken around London and red seems to be the colour that stands out. Along with the telephone box and the post box, the red bus has become an iconic recognised symbol of the city. I thought I would share some of my favourite photos featuring red … Continue reading Photography project – The Red Edition

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Courtauld gallery @ Somerset house

The Courtauld gallery is situated at the entrance to Somerset house and I have actually walked past it a couple of times without realising the masterpieces that hang within it. The collection of paintings range from early renaissance into the twentieth century and features legendary artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin. The collection … Continue reading Courtauld gallery @ Somerset house

Imperial war museum

The Imperial war museum in London has been housed in the previous Bethlem hospital since 1936 but has in recent years undergone a £40 million revamp. The museum records the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of Britain and its Empire since 1914 and has some spectacular displays on show. As you enter the … Continue reading Imperial war museum

Photography project – Albert embankment

Albert Embankment lies at the side of the river Thames and stretches from Vauxhall bridge to Westminster bridge. As it doesn't have all the attractions that Southbank on the opposite side of Westminster has, it is a lot quieter which makes for a rather peaceful stroll. I thought I would take a few photos on … Continue reading Photography project – Albert embankment

Photography project – Kensington Palace

I recently attended Kensington palace to photograph some beautiful florals at an event that was taking place there. While waiting for the displays to be set up I thought I would take a look around and photograph the amazingly ornate rooms as I have never visited the palace before. The rooms were really spectacular and … Continue reading Photography project – Kensington Palace

An afternoon at Kew

Kew gardens, also known as the Royal botanic gardens, is set in 300 acres of land in the London borough of Richmond and is home to the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world. I had last visited Kew gardens 10 years ago with my eldest son on a school trip … Continue reading An afternoon at Kew

Geffrye museum – Shoreditch

The Geffrye museum, situated on Kingsland road in East London, explores the home and home life from 1600 to the present day. It reminds me of a historic Ikea only you cant enter the rooms an try out the furniture. The museum is set in beautiful 18th-century Grade I-listed almshouses of the Ironmongers' Company and … Continue reading Geffrye museum – Shoreditch

Photography project – The garden edition

I have come across quite a few garden blog posts recently and they all seem to be full of bountiful blooms, immaculate lawns and ornate décor. Then I look out of my window and just see a mess of overgrown bushes, withered flowers and a dilapidated shed. A few years ago I decided to give my shed a … Continue reading Photography project – The garden edition

Paris – exploring La Defense

I imagine Paris is a city similar to London in the sense that it has well known sights and attractions, particularly in the centre, but also has lesser known areas that are also filled with interesting things to see. As soon as we stepped off the metro at La Defense our first thought was that it must be the Canary … Continue reading Paris – exploring La Defense