Greenwich

Greenwich, center of the universe, center of sunshine on an April afternoon. The light was harsh and bright, and the park was overwhelmed by the crowds.  Everyone out to feel the sun, to see the flowers - to be in love. Our friend proposed to our other friend right here on this hill, on this [...]

The Boat Races

A warm and sunny spring Sunday at the 163rd (72nd for women) annual Boat Race along the Thames River in London between rival universities, Oxford and Cambridge. Of course, we cheered for our hometown team, Cambridge. They, sadly, did not win, but it was a very fun day with very good friends. 

Tower

I've been inside the Tower of London before, and while it's one of my favorite activities in London, it's also not free; I didn't want to pay to do the same tour again, and so, while my visiting friends went inside, I opted instead to explore the outskirts with my camera on this misty, moody English [...]

Winter London

A rare spot of sun in February London. I had a friend visiting from Boston for the week, which meant that I spent a few days re-visiting all of London's main tourist sites. We started at Big Ben, made our way past Parliament, up to Westminster Abbey, to my favorite nearby pub, over to the Churchill [...]

Borough Market

I've lived in England for a year now; it took me that long to visit Borough Market, in spite of everyone urging me to check it out sooner. Well, the stars finally aligned, and I met some friends for lunch one afternoon during the week. I totally understand the hype now - I loved it! [...]