Monday, February 23, 2009

London Details/Kentishtown and Bermondsey Street




London moggie.


Tasteful window.



Shop where they printed our bus passes.


Books about London.



A throwback shop which hasn't altered since the 1950's.


Victorian tile work outside a pub.


The Hope Chapel lit up for the Sabbath....

...across the road from the Drinkers Paradise and the betting shop.


The Garrison gastro-pub where I ate bangers and mash.


And the walk back to London Bridge Station under the arches of the railway.

22 comments:

  1. Great pictures! I love those colourful little cottages in Kentish Town... I hope you're enjoying your stay!

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  2. Wow, that last photo is stunning!

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  3. Wow, this cat is mine's family!!

    Hope you're having a great time!!

    Regards from Spain

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  4. A taste of London...Thank you, Elizabeth! How we miss London...Funny with the neon-lit church across from the drinking paradise of a pub...London has everything--LOL! Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  5. Love the spotty number in Bluston's window. Will pop in and buy it when in London on Wednesday when I'll be appearing in the National Gallery. (To view Picasso challenging the past) Shall we do lunch? :)

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  6. Not your typical pub at all. Looks charming. I love these shots. "Drinker's Paradise" is rather oxymoronic, in a way.

    Kat

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  7. Underneath the Arches - isn't that a song - it sings in my head but my brain is forgetting the words! An interesting reminder and shot.

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  8. O.K. what are bangers & mash for the flat landers back on Long Island? Hurry home.

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  9. LOL! - drinkers paradise! epic! and the neon sign on the church - epic again! - loved the 1950's department store - great pictures.

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  10. ENVY ENVY! SO homesick for London! Your shots have convinced me now that when I return from Italy I will be going back to London for a while.
    Love the neon Christ!

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  11. I thought I liked Bluston's shop front best of all until I got to that last photograph, which is brilliant. I love the way you have translated your photography from NY street to London street = can't wait for India. Bon voyage.

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  12. So different from my London photos, aren't they :-)
    I love the way we see the world from different angles.

    I look forward to follow your travels.

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  13. Looks like you are having a lovely and observant time in London. Great posts!

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  14. Love those photos. Love the tilework picture, the pub, the tunnel. And Drinker's Paradise!

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  15. I think your london photos are extremely exciting! Thanks :)))

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  16. Gawd, all of these are great. I loved the last one of course, and the pub with the glass with a filigree etching and candle light. The green tile with the monogram on it. Beautiful all of them!

    Elizabeth, you really have an eye that is so unique that it's becoming identifiable to me, though your subjects are diverse. Looks like your personal creative thumbprint is emerging (at least to me, lol). And that's exciting.

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  17. I remember that ladeez dress shop along Kentish Town High Street - not that I've ever been in there but would see it from the top of the 134 bus on the way to Muswell Hill

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  18. Perfect! I’ve been writing about Kentish Town in NOT CRICKET and your post is jogging my memory. I’m amazed that you and I haven’t crossed paths sooner. How nice that you got a stopover in England and took the time to share it. Thanks!

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  19. Hey, you wound up getting your bus passes at a Turkish shop!

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  20. Ah and to London as well You are a world traveller. I like cities like London for a weekend love the shopping than I get dizzie

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  21. Hi Elizabeth,

    I just found you through Kate at Chronicles of a Country Girl and then spotted your Kentish Town label. I used to get the bus home from school on the Kentish Town Road and it was lovely to see familiar places! I now live on Dartmoor and write a blog about that but I do miss certain things about London.

    I have always wanted to go to NY but have never managed it so browsing through your fabulous pictures has been a real treat. So glad I've found you!

    Best wishes,

    Em

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I look forward to hearing from you!