Sunday, November 29, 2015

London, 2015: London, thou art the flower of cities all!

A great pub should offer a non-judgmental refuge, a haven for conversation, laughter and ideas.

You've got to have hard wooden furniture like old church pews that are a bit uncomfortable. 
The English are essentially puritans. 
Fulfilling enjoyment can only be obtained with a certain amount of discomfort and sparseness.

London, 2015: Camden Town

Camden is an inner northern district of London. 
Its heart lies in Camden Town, a neighbourhood known for its market and the colourful nightlife.
For half a century Camden Town, the centre of Camden, 
has been the centre of alternative culture in London, be it punk, goth, hippie or emo. 
The area is home to large markets selling an extremely wide range of products,
 from glowing t-shirts to digeridoos, mostly from independent stalls. 
With some of the capital's most varied cuisine, great live music and an anything goes attitude, 
Camden is one of the most vibrant and interesting of all London districts.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

London, 2015: The Afternoon Sun Trying its Best on London Streets

"The fairies, as their custom, clapped their hands with delight over their cleverness, 
and they were so madly in love with the little house 
that they could not bear to think they had finished it."

J.M. Barrie - Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Sunday, November 22, 2015

MySpot: High Distant Forests

"We all have forests on our minds. 
Forests unexplored, unending. 
Each one of us gets lost in the forest, every night, alone."

Ursula K. Le Guin - The Wind's Twelve Quarters

Monday, November 9, 2015

MySpot: Source of Delight

"The sun is brilliant in the sky but its warmth does not reach my face.
The breeze stirs the trees but leaves my hair unmoved.
The cooling rain will feed the grass but will not slake my thirst.
It is all inches away but further from me than my dreams."

M. Romeo LaFlamme

MySpot: The Rocky Shore of the Sea

"I recall that day on the beach - the sand so brilliant, the clouds so massive, 
and the wind punishing your hair..."

John Geddes