Tuesday, February 26, 2008

London's best parks and gardens

View from The Strand, London, duotone
  • The biggest
    Richmond Park
  • with Mazes
    Crystal Palace Park (free)
    Hampton Court (entrance fee)
  • Rollerblading
    Hyde Park
  • Views
    Alexandra Park, Crystal Palace, Greenwich Park, Hamstead Heath, Richmond Park, Waterlow Park
  • Walks
    Princess Diana of Wales Walk, Jubilee Walk, Parkland Walk, Regent's Canal
  • Most Secret
    College Garden, Secret Garden (Regent's Park)
  • Riverside views
    Battlesea Park, Greenwich Park, Marble Hill Park, Richmond Park, Syon Park
  • Coffee
    Battlesea Park, Kennington Park, Thames Barrier Park
  • Budget Cafes
    Chiswick Park, Tooting Bec Common, Weavers Fields
  • Butterflies
    Alexandra Park, Syon Park Butterfly House
  • Bird Watching
    Alexandra Park, Hampstead Heath, Richmond Park, Highgate Wood, Queen's Wood, Regent's Park (waterfowl)
  • Art Galleries
    Battlesea Park, Regent's Park, Kensington Gardens
  • Animals
    Battlesea Park, Regent's Park, Richmond Park (deer)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

London's best museums and galleries

View from our new office at dusk, The Strand, London, UK at Reactive.com

SShort compilation of places to visit in London:

  • British Library
    96 Euston Rd, London
    (Diamond Sutra - earliest printed book in the world China AD 868)
    (Shakespeare's folio, Beowulf, oldest surviving Buddhist scrolls)
  • British Museum
    Great Russell St, London
  • Courtauld Collection
    Somerset House, Strand, London 020 78482526
    (one of the finest collection of Impressionist and Post Impressionist paintings in Britain)
  • Horniman Museum
    100 London road, Forest Hill, London
    (World people, culture and environment)
  • Hunterian Museum, (Royal College of Surgeons)
    34-35 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London
    (medical science advancement)
  • National Portrait Gallery
    St Martin's Place, London
    (portraits of British men and women)
  • Natural History Museum
    Cromewell Road, London
  • Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art
    53 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London
    (one of 20th century's greatest collection of chinese ceramics outside of China)
  • Queen's Gallery
    Buckingham Palace, London
    (Royal treasures)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    Kew, Richmond, Surrey
    (world's largest seed bank)
  • Tate Britain
    Millbank, London
    (100 years of painting in England)
  • Tate Modern
    Bankside, London
    (international modern art)

    Brett checking out The Crack, Tate Modern 2008
  • Wallace Collection
    Hertford House, Manchester Square, London
    (French painting, porcelain and furniture)

Monday, February 18, 2008

back and forth in time

for the love of beer, Belgo Centraal London

for the moments of friendship, Hong Kong

for the love of a stranger, Trafalgar Square, London

for the wistful moments, National Gallery, London

and the relationships that carries us forth

Been a huge break btw posts as I have been slightly addicted to facebook so less time for introspection, although I have been thinking alot about everything. Must write it down lest it disappears into ether.