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A lil’ English sunshine for now

Back from UK as most of you peeps will know by now. The week away really worked wonders for my exhausted working mind & uninspired photographic phase, just some simple time of being away & spending time with family/friends.

Most of all, it allowed me to have conversations with myself again.

So yes, revelations galore and I’ve yet to go through all my images due to the insanity that most call, my life.

Anyhow, here are a few images as sneak preview… be assured that the full post will come along when I get my images sorted. Here’s to reminisce a lil’ of the lovely English sunshine while it lasted…

A quiet moment

The Eye

Boated

Bagged

The graduate

The graduation bear! :)

The Eye via Jubilee

London Spring morning

Back to a crazy schedule for now… laters!

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Traversing the British Isles in 2007

Been having some pretty massive workdays lately, so it’s certainly a welcomed thought that I’d be leaving for the UK this Friday. This warrants another trip down memory lane, considering it will be my 3rd time back to the Isles in 3 years.

As someone who enjoys travel photography, this returning-to-somewhere-I-have-been-before challenge is posed to me once again. This year would be full of it as 2009 will be bringing me back to places I love, and will continue to love, again. My 4th trip back to HK this April allowed me to be in touch with myself again, photographically & also challenged me to step out of my comfort zone & favourite haunts, to do the city justice. I am also really looking forward to return to my second home, Melbourne after a 3 year hiatus to host a friend’s wedding & to gallavant with my bestie :)

I suspect I will also pay homage to Jerry Ghionis’ sweet as vintagey studio at Docklands, w00t!

So this 3rd time back to England will pose some interesting challenges for sure. Each time I’ve been back, it’s always for different reasons & this time it’s mostly a family trip for my brother’s graduation.

But back in Jan 2007, I can still vividly remember the eagerness & anticipation of my first time in the UK – I took a month off work to backpack around Europe & my bestie, KerHui was meeting me in London!

Imagine, 2 loud crazy girls traversing the British Isles. I quote a very close friend of ours when he heard that we’re doing it – ‘uh-oh, I hope Robin Hood has earplugs, if not he won’t be getting any sleep!’

ROFLMAO.

The ladies which caused England to hafta buy earplugs :p
The ladies which caused England to hafta buy earplugs :p

Anyway without further ado, here are some gems from our 2 week gallvanting across UK in 2007. Bear in mind, this trip is pre-DSLR days for me, so all shots were taken with a tiny Canon Ixus 850IS with NO post processing done afterwards. Life was so much simpler back then…. :P

Hope you’d enjoy (re)discovering UK through my 2007, point & shoot lens! It’s immensely difficult to distill 2 weeks worth of journey throughout England, Wales & Scotland & 1000 shots into 20 here :) I’d put the rest up at the photo page later (procrastination princess running low on energy, *beep*)

Big Ben & Houses of Parliament

The HUGE Eye *blinks*
The HUGE Eye *blinks*
Mandatory red telephone booth shot
Mandatory red telephone booth shot
Sale at house of expensiveness
Sale at house of expensiveness
Even the Harrods bear reckon Harrods' prices are insane
Even the Harrods bear reckon Harrods’ prices are insane
Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, one of my fave modern art places
Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, one of my fave modern art places
Sundrenched goodness at Borough Market
Sundrenched goodness at Borough Market
Our stop. Also home to the bestest roast duck in London :)
Our stop. Also home to the bestest roast duck in London :)

Also most mistakenedly called London Bridge!

One of my fave shots ever, Roman Baths at Bath (duh) at dusk
One of my fave shots ever, Roman Baths at Bath (duh) at dusk

Another one of my fave shots, dawn at North Wales

Quiet alleyway in Edinburgh
Quiet alleyway in Edinburgh
Airy Scottish clothing ;)
Airy Scottish clothing ;)
Rare glimpse of blue & rainbow, somewhere in England
Rare glimpse of blue & rainbow, somewhere in England

Majestic York Minster

Robin Hood was driving our bus...
Robin Hood was driving our bus…
Paying homage at Old Trafford
Paying homage at Old Trafford
Change of guards, winter style
Change of guards, winter style
Blue skies in winter! *hallelujah*
Blue skies in winter! *hallelujah*
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The English way

It’s Monday again *groans*- the weekend zoomed past just like that! =(

The trip in May 08 means springtime in London, and it was wonderful (especially after suffering through a wet & blustery winter in Jan 07) & it was great to have catched up with some friends to indulge in some English brekkie, lots of English pints *hic* & some photowalk as well. My bro is up in Manchester, so it was also awesome catching up with him & some close friends up there too.

One thing I love about travelling in the Europe is the fantastic train system – have yet to try Amtrak in US so we’ll see come Dec – but yes, train travel rocks big time as you get to catch up with some winks/read/bop to your iPod/people or scenery watch AND there’s no traffic jam! =D Of course, I had my share of mishaps while train travelling too but overall, it sure beats driving/flying.

I shall be returning to London for the 3rd time, in about 5 weeks or so. Can’t wait! (even though not really looking forward to the summer heat… ugh)

In other news, the week is crazily packed & I’ve got my fair share of thinking to do in regards to a lifetime decision… do have a good week ahead!

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