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As I have mentioned here, I am making a conscious effort to blog more often. Many things have kept me occupied, however I should have more time on my hands after the 19th. Hopefully I will be blogging a lot. These are two images I took in Chester. I quite like the way they have come out, hope you like them too!

For those of you don’t know I started a facebook photography page a few months ago, I have not given it much publicity – in fact this is the first time I am mentioning it in any blog of mine. If you like my photographs, do like it here! Ninety Nine people have ‘liked’ it thus far, you may be the hundredth! Thank you.

Have a great week!

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A couple of weeks ago I went to The Peak District on a camping trip with my good friend Kevin and another friend Shae. I saw the lush green of England displayed at its absolute best!

I will post more images of our trips over that weekend. This picture for some reason reminds me of this hymn, and it makes me miss the trip more than ever!

Have a great weekend!

First of all, apologies for being so reticent in this blog. Have been held up with a lot of things. Now that summer is approaching and due to the super weather we have been having in otherwise wet England, I did manage to go out a bit and take some photographs.

My regular followers may have seen my other photos of the London Underground. Here are two of my favourite photographs.

Taken at Shepherd’s Bush station, London.


A woman watches as the train leaves the platform.


A train departs as the other stays on the platform.


Train arrives.


Shepherd’s bush Station

In other news, I am now on Tumblr. Follow me here.

Royal Albert Hall

For those of you who don’t know, “The Royal Albert Hall is an arts venue situated in the Knightsbridge area of the City of Westminster, London, England, best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941.”

Photos taken on a leisurely night stroll in Kensington and Chelsea. Both images were taken from Kensington Gardens looking out.

Image taken at night of the Tower Bridge, London.

Even as snow has fallen in several parts of England and in the midst of this terrible cold, I found this last symbol of autumn still standing valiantly.

Today was such a useful and proactive day. I had a very interesting workshop all day which helped to train us to be facilitators for an event which myself and a few others are planning on having. The great RD was in attendance too, not only was he there but he also gave me a birthday present – Chinaman, by Shehan Karunathilaka. Very kind of RD indeed.

The sun set by about 4.13pm tonight and the wintry chill was very much in action, however I had decided last night that I would go around St. Paul’s cathedral and take some night images, the first time I am really getting to use my new camera.

So I went after the training session we had, got off at Bank tube station and took the Central line in the opposite direction to go to St.Paul’s, alighted at St.Paul’s and started clicking away. I walked along the Thames all the way from the Millennium bridge to Tower bridge – it was quite chilly and by the time I reached Tower hill tube station my hands were literally numb and insensitive from the cold.

Here are some of the photos I took of St.Paul’s Cathedral and The Millennium bridge.


St.Pauls Cathedral

St.Paul’s Cathedral and The Millennium Bridge

Hope you like the photographs!

Have a great week!

Bath was wonderful in that much of the attributes of a historical city was intact. Something I look for in England is the England Enid Blyton describes in her books, but that is not that prevalent in what I have seen thus far – except of course I appreciate that Enid Blyton’s books are now close to if not more than fifty years old. Amie, who came with me to Bath is from Devon and according to her Devon is still very much Enid Blyton’s England. I can faintly recall Devon being mentioned in one of Enid Blyton’s books – first book of Famous Five perhaps.

Bath had a very traditional fudge shop, where staff were clad in very tradition victorian attire and were inviting people to sample their traditional fudges. A ‘fudge’ in England, for those of you who have not tasted it is very much like the ‘Kiri Toffee’ in Sri Lanka, albeit a softer version that dissolves easily in the mouth but breaks into small pieces when bitten. I say this because someone may have stolen the name ‘fudge’ and totally misrepresenting it in Sri Lanka.

Below are some of the portraits I took of the ‘fudge people’. Apologies that this one here is over exposed.

And my favourite of the two.

 

As photographs, not to the best of my liking. Just to document my travels.

 

Stone at the exhibition collection at the Roman Baths, Bath.

Image explaining the stone, which dates back to the first century ad, when Britain was under the Romans.

Of course, my pseudonym, Aufidius is not based on the Aufidius featured in this post. Rather, it’s based on Tullus Aufidius, a character in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. I played Aufidius at the Shakespeare Drama Competitions for College a few years ago.

Coriolanus the film is currently being produced with Gerard Butler as Aufidius.

I have been rather occupied with a lot of things, including moving house. Just settling in and I hope to post more images of my trip to Bath.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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.