Top Free High Viewing Points In London

Everyone loves to enjoy a big city from a high point that offers panoramic views of it, specially if we are talking about London! Every season, time of the day, weather condition is perfect even though to me the best time to get a good photograph is as the sun begins to set so that you can … Continue reading

Colourful houses in London

To me the true icons of Notting Hill are its colourful houses rather than Portobello Road market. It’s amazing how all of them are painted in bright or pastel colours and make every street look like a multi-coloured rainbow that goes along with you on your walk. I don’t know if there’s a scheme, a … Continue reading

RIBA Stirling Prize 2015

Interested by the RIBA Stirling Prize, topic that I touched on talking about the Peckham Library, I started to have a look at the 2015 shortlist and since most of the candidate buildings are in London or nearby I decided that my current mission is to visit all of them. That’s the only way I can judge … Continue reading

Peckham Library: a pioneer of social architecture

Quick trip to Peckham, a district in south-east London, just to have a look at the local library. Is it weird? Maybe…but I’ve heard about this building at University and now that I live in London I thought that it deserved a visit, even because we are talking about a Stirling Prize winner (in 2000), the Oscar … Continue reading

A day in Herne Bay |UK|

Let’s go to another nice seafront in Kent, really close to Whitstable and Canterbury. Here it is, Herne Bay. Perfect place for a day trip where you can just walk along the coast and find nice cafès, pubs, fish&chips bars, ice-cream kiosks and a pier of course. As usual for the typical British seaside lots of pastel coloured … Continue reading

SERPENTINE PAVILION 2015 |LONDON|

This is the first Serpentine Pavilion I’ve seen in 15 years of its history, in fact every summer a new temporary one is built in Kensington Gardens. Every year, since 2000, the Serpentine Commission gives the chance to an international renowned studio to design their first built structure in England. This year the Pavillon is designed by the Spanish … Continue reading

A DAY IN WHITSTABLE | UK |

Finally the first Sunday spent at the British seaside, thanks to the lovely summery weather. As you can see from the pictures it doesn’t even seems to be in England. The beach isn’t sandy so be prepared with proper shoes since you will walk on a pebbled and muddy ground. Of course don’t even think about … Continue reading