Tag Archives: England

Updates from the past 5 days

Sorry about the wait for the update but was in a spot with no internet. Kinda a wierd thing to say whilst in the UK but all the same. So I will be counting back from the 14th.
September 14th
In Sherbonne Abbey.

Swine flu has hit the holy communion

Swine flu has hit the holy communion

September 15th
A village 2 hours outside Sherbonne.

Typical red phonebooth

Typical red phonebooth

September 16th
Clotted cream tea.

clotted cream tea

clotted cream tea

September 17th
On the way to Brighton, we stopped off at a cider farm to pick up a gallon of cider (only 8 pounds!)

Barrels of cider

Barrels of cider

cider farm

cider farm

September 18
Grafitti in Brighton.

Graffitti in Brighton

Graffitti in Brighton

A tribute to James Brown in Brighton

A tribute to James Brown in Brighton

Hip Hop chess pieces

Hip Hop chess pieces

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Brick Lane

Went to Brick Lane to check out their market. Alot more local as Camden seemed a bit too touristy for my tastes.

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Random weaponry lying around

Whilst walking to a friends house to meet up for some dinner, we ran across an old World War II flack gun. A bit random but a nice opportunity to see how the Ricoh works for long exposure shots.

World War II flak gun

World War II flak gun

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Bunhill fields cemetary

After having a great Vietnamese lunch in Bank, we got to walk around a nonconformist graveyard at Bunhill Fields.
From what I have read about the nonconformists, they were people who were tried for treason for talking out of turn against the church and state.
The headstone on the left is the grave of Thomas Roswell. Check out this wiki here.

Headstone of Thomas Rosewell at the nonconformist cemetary in Bunhill

Headstone of Thomas Rosewell at the nonconformist cemetary in Bunhill

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Touristy stuff

One thing that I haven’t really done so far is blazed the tourist trail. We had a bit of time before lunch so got to check out the Tate Modern and walked around Parliament Square.

Millenium bridge at the Tate Modern

Millenium bridge at the Tate Modern

parliament square

parliament square

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Tooting

Tamil run store in Tooting

Tamil run store in Tooting


Sue and I have been staying in Tooting at a friends house. On our daily walk to the tube, we always walk past a Tamil run convenience store that has some of the best veg I have seen in this country. Though, whoever said that England has crap veggies was completely wrong as it has been all good.

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