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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Escalator leading down towards the Jubilee line at the London Bridge tube station, London.

This was after I met RD and and was going to the Foyles bookshop at Tottenham Court Road with my very good friend Guru who I met after quite some time (relative to how often we used to meet) on Saturday.

I have to respond to comments, will do soon ! Have a great week!

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Christchurch in Commercial Street, Shoreditch. One of my favourite structures in London, not for it’s architectural grandeur – surely London boasts of structures more gargantuan in their architectural dexterity, but this somehow makes me feel like home. I used to work ten to fifteen minutes away from this close to Liverpool street and I used to see this almost everyday.

Close to this is Brick lane, one of east London’s many homes of art. Brick lane is also considered by some to be the best place in Europe to have hot Asian cuisine!

Right opposite this is old Spitalfields market where many items new and old can be bought from the various stalls!

For it’s positioning and for the many times my office mates and I have walked to Brick lane, bought some hot rice and curry and sat in the church yard eating and for many other reasons, this will be one of my favourite structures in London.


Lindisfarne Castle,Taken on a very cold spring morning in Lindisfarne where my third year architectural design project was set. More pictures of Lindisfarne Castle here and here.

Imagine a cat on Vodka! I would surely buy a cat that drinks! As promised here, here are the photographs of a cat on Vodka! Well, not really a cat, but a caterpillar – and that too the mechanical kind, not on Vodka either! But you’ll get the picture. These are the kind of cats, which I believe would be more in the type of what us boys would like.

And my personal favourite.

Yesterday was Eid. Prayers started at 7.30 am. I walked to the nearby football club grounds where the prayers were being held.

Eid begins with a meal in the morning, just to signify that Ramadan is over and one isn’t fasting anymore. Then you have the Eid prayers and then the celebrations begin.



I was seated behind this father and son. The son was quite playful and his father was very obliging. I couldn’t get a proper photograph discretely without being noticed, and the blue bag was a bit of a nuisance, but moving it can not only expose me as a secret photographer but I will also be suspected of mischief.

After prayers and when everything was done I went up to the duo and asked for a photo to be taken, the boy was very shy. This is all I managed.

Hope you had a great Eid! Eid Mubarak!

I went to the Epping festival at Epping Forest today with some good friends from work.

Epping Forest is a five thousand acre forest in greater London. In addition to many other things, the forest boasts of a five hundred year old hunter’s lodge, built in 1543 which was used by Queen Elizabeth I when she went to the forest to hunt stags. I worked on a conservation project in the forest and drew up some of the drawings and elevations. Inspite of doing some work on it I had never been to site, it was nice to see drawings which I played a certain part in come to life on site.

There were many events on display today as is mentioned in this page here. I have many photographs which I will upload later, where I have photos which reflect the behaviour of a caterpillar on vodka and photos of horses on a chariot race.

In the meantime enjoy this photograph.

Contrary to initial perception this is not a snake in my friends hand, rather it is what’s called a ‘slow worm’ (Anguis fragilis). According to the guy at the stall, it is a kind of lizard with no legs. Also in the picture is a child ready to excrete in his pants at the site of the lizard and what we were doing.

Have a great week all!

It’s a bit too late to blog about Ramadan given that we are into the final tenth already! I came across some of these absolutely stunning photographs and I thought I’ll share them with you.

The whole set of pictures are of amazing quality and I loved the intricacy and attention to detail in every single one of them, it only made me envious of the skill of the photographer of each picture!

In addition to conveying a very informative message through the pictures, they also give a very deep insight into how Ramadan is celebrated around the world.

The pictures can be seen here.

These photos were first tweeted by Halik.

Incidentally, this also happens to be my one hundredth post!

Have a great weekend!