Nivi's Adventures

Monday, December 31, 2007

Walking in a winter wonderland, wondering where the year has gone...

As the year comes to a close, I dont know if I am any closer to figuring out what I'm doing and where I'm going, but I'm still having fun so I guess I can take solace in that. However grown up thoughts are starting to form as I contemplate re-entering the world of professional engineering from which I have taken a leave of absence for almost 2 years! The gay abandon of taking life as
it comes has been lots of fun, but perhaps it's time for more now... Sure enough I'll keep you posted though :)

Below are some random pics from December. My gadding about has meant the last winter I had was in NZ back in July 2005 - 2½ years without a winter meant it was kinda hard getting used to London's winter which has been rather frosty thus far, but it is a rather beautiful city in winter as well!

The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square which is a present from Oslo to the people of London for their assistance during WWII

The Mighty Big Ben

Brrr. The morning frost on the way into work

The rotunda and ferris wheel in Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Aneela's Birthday - and a engineering school reunion ;) L-R: Richie, me, Aneela & Joe

A sunday afternoon's walk along the Thames

Thanks everyone for reading in 2007, Happy New Year to you all! :)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Sun? In London? In December???

It seemed to be too glorious a day to stay inside so instead of tubing, Vasi and I walked to Tower Bridge to catch up with Caroline (an old school friend from NZ). And being eternally snap-happy, my trusty camera came along with me...

Shad Thames - a cute little street lined with boutiques

I know I've probably posted half a dozen photos of Tower Bridge, but I can't help it. I think it's perhaps my fave bridge in the world. (Oooh although maybe tied with Kawarau Bridge)

Some funky building, right across from Tower of London.

Thankfully London Bridge wasn't falling down when I passed by.

I spose this could just be legal speak but when I first read it, it just seemed very olde english, and so British, it warranted capturing!

Crossing the Millennium bridge, heading toward the Tate Modern...

Where I spy a giant spider... Now this really gets me wondering and lo and behold...

I saw this very same sculpture in Tokyo! I copied this photo from my blog Konnichiwa Tokyo. It was a little strange but I didn't think worthy of making another post - until I looked at the dates. I saw the one in London on Sat 1 Dec 2007, and the one in Tokyo on Sat 2 Dec 2006. How freaky random is that!?!

And as I neared the London Bridge tube station, behold the lit up pavement. The blues and greens are so me, and like a child, I always walk on the lights when I go through this tunnel.