16/04/2009

On the waterfront






Went to visit some friends last weekend who live right on the Thames. I was gobsmacked, in all my years of living in London I had never been in a home where the garden almost touched the river. I couldn't quite get over the view either and even though it was a grey and wet day I was completely enchanted (and a bit envious, hee hee). Our little trip down West made me realise that my London is tiiiiny... Time to expand me thinks!

17 comments:

  1. but isn´t it great to find something new in your home town:) i like this feeling, when i already think i know this city and then suddenly it shows new faces for me.
    looks great, that side of London too!

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  2. I love the Noh mask in the first photo :) When my brother and I were little my parents hung 3 masks above our beds: a man, a woman, and an ogre. I have no idea how we managed to sleep at all.

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  3. wow an an appartment overlooking the thames - not bad, can understand why you were impressed. great photos - as always : )

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  4. Vilken härlig trädgård!! Precis vid vattnet....
    Vad mer kan man begära : )

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  5. A beautiful place... I always think of London as the city it is, and forget it can offer you such views too.

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  6. ... mmm, wow. ser jäääättefint ut!

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  7. It seems to me I was a lovely day even with the rain!!

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  8. Famapa, I know just what you mean about your London being tiny, I feel that too, thats why we are now making a massive effort to leave London and explore every other weekend! Lovely pics, as always!

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  9. When I lived in London years ago, I had a friend who lived in Twickenham and worked on Eel Pie Island. Eel Pie Island!!! It was like going to another world, visiting her. London is a very diverse place.

    Lovely, evocative photos, as always.

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  10. Oh what a view! Wish we had such breathtaking views outside the window here in Sinagpore.

    I really love the Asian touches in the apartment, especially the teapot.

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  11. I completely know what you mean about home towns feeling small due to the little circles that we usually turn in.
    I often have to give myself a special assignment to get out of my usual route and go out exploring new bits of the city (although... I must say that Zurich really is ALOT smaller than London!)

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  12. I love the garden shot. I am getting into gardening it is an inspiration. The other shots are lovely, too

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  13. the masks also freaked me out when i was little, as well as the dolls. my grandfather made them and we had several in our house. someone once told me that their hair grows just like ours and i believed they were alive. i'm not afraid of them anymore. i think they're beautiful and wish i had them.

    and i would like to be closer to the water and also have a biiig garden. everything sounds good!

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  14. Den lilla guldbuketten och guldlampetten (?) - åh så fint!

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  15. I almost thought that photograph on the river with the trees was a dull day in Paris.. !

    Great blog, found it randomly on google. Going to watch this space.

    x

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  16. What a wonderful view and garden your friend has.

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  17. My god, that must be one nice place to live! Super!

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