Twenty years from now you will only be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the train winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover – Mark Twain.
It’s been one year since moving back from London. Oh how time flies. So it only seemed fitting to share some happy captures of my wanders. The iconic Big Ben with that rare blue sky 😉 Wandering around Westminster, I quickly crossed the road and stood in the middle of the island as I had seconds to capture the famous red bus with the backdrop of the beautiful big trees. The stunning architectural design of a transparent roof by Sir Norman Foster in the Great Court created more light and more open space which has preciously been closed off, seen in image 3.
And no adventure is without coffee. 🙂
Hope you enjoyed this edition and have a lovely week lovelies.
The obsession continues… I have a thing for doors… I’ll Never Stop…Door Stalking…
Feeling somewhat nostalgia about my days as an expat abroad in London, one thing that I miss often is wandering through the streets and standing in front of peoples home and stalk doors, not in a weird way of course 😉
Here are some images I snapped; the first image of the door is so cute and acquainted, but yet there is something about that blue colour which reminds me of the water, so calm and refreshing. The colour theme continues with the second image, love the matching door and garage.
Number 16, is no attention seeker but that’s what probably makes it more that adorable, love the yellow coloured building with the pop of green door. Number 67, so minimalistic and simplistic. Perfecto. Say no more, with this striking pink door found in Notting Hill. Subtly dramatic.
Hope you enjoyed this edition of door stalking. Have a lovely week lovelies.
I have an obsession and I am afraid there may not be a cure. Totally obsessed. So obsessed. With leaves. And you can’t stop me stalking leaves in the United Kingdom. Because that’s exactly what I did.
Here are some collections of images I snapped in order; the first two images are ‘I have a thing for bikes and leaves that grow on walls’. The first image, looks like a fairytale whilst the second image is ‘I have a thing for shadows’ both were taken at St Lukes Mews, Notting Hill.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. I peeked in and shot these two people on a boat at Richmond Park, it appeared to be quite romantic, and to be honest I wanted to join and be a third wheel because it seemed so calm to be out there with no one else around. (Except me stalking in). Love this vintage car I spotted on the street with the backdrop of nature in a modern city. Spotted this dramatic red door with the beautiful enchanting leaves on top, such subtle character.
Would love to add more enchanting images I stalked around London so hopefully you enjoyed this edition. Have a great week my lovelies.
Can’t stop, won’t stop. Door stalking. Because there is too many beautiful doors and facades in London. I wanted to share some more images I snapped over many weeks as I feel all these doors have their own flair and its too stylish not to share.
I absolutely adore the first image as they are complementary neighbourhood numbers. The colour blue represents the colour of the sky and sea and tends to signify faith and trust and has a positive affect to the mind and body as it produces a calmness. The colour pink represents universal love and tends to signify affection and inner peace.
If you have ever seen my instagram: forthecurious, there’s no denying I have a thing for colours! So the next image with the bright red door and blue and yellow wall makes me scream with excitement! I love how there is such a good balance with the colours as they do not overpower each other even with the bright red door as it is a smaller object.
The next image of the round yellow door facade is adorable, it kinda has a medieval yet modern look, the contrast intertwines beautifully. And another yellow door just because I love yellow! This yellow door brings a warm effect against the more neutral wall creating a sense of joy, happiness and energy.
Number one, is in a league of its own with such an enchanting style. J’adore which is french for I love. The last image is almost like a splitting personality but what both colours have in common is that they tend to signify peace. (insert emoticon with love heart eyes)
Hope you enjoyed this extension of door stalking and hope you have a great week my lovelies.
The symbolic meaning of doors: ‘I think I deserve something beautiful’ a quote from Eat, Pray, Love.
Sometimes in London I wander around and stalk. Lot’s of stalking. If I had a dollar for every time I stalked, I would probably have 100 dollars. Don’t worry, its all harmless, its door stalking. How can you resist temptation when London is filled with so many beautiful doors with such character. Here are some images I snapped around over many weeks and wanted to share it because its too stylish not to.
The first door is my favourite door in Chelsea and I really think we are made for each other 😉
I love the next image of the yellow and orange doors right next to each other as they are complementary neighbours. How cute is the matching doors and window in the next image against the green and white! The next image I feel is an understated door but I love the look of enchantment just above and the plant on the left side and the front along with the colours of green and pink, everything just matches perfectly and has a pleasant subtle effect.
The next image of the two different shades of blue of the door and wall is quite bold and strong so to balance it out all you need is a simple black classy lamp on the side to finish off the touch. I thought the red and black doors next to each other was interesting in the last image as both colours have something in common, these colours tend to signify ‘power’ and yet there such a great contrast.
I hope you enjoyed this and hope you all have a great week! 🙂
I wanted to share some images I snapped around London either by foot or bus view which are my two favourite ways of getting around. The first photo is a black and white image of Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage and the second image is a bus view. The next image has been given the nickname the ‘Walkie Talkie’ a skyscraper in Central London which looks like an old Nokia mobile phone.
The fourth image is the world-famous dome known as St Paul’s, an iconic and famous feature of London’s national identity. Quickly snapped this bird soaring past the giant Ferris Wheel, the London Eye or Millennium Wheel. The next image is a bus view of Nelson’s Column a monument in Trafalgar Square to mark Horatio Nelson who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. A ‘just married’ bus as seen in Chelsea, West London.
On a side note, I am honoured to be a publisher on Townske, check it out here: townske.com/Forthecurious
I hope you enjoyed this and have a great week my lovelies wherever you are in the world!
Hope everyone had a lovely week!
I spent some time at Richmond upon Thames which is one of London’s most attractive borough, a favoured retreat of Royalty and also amongst the rich and famous.
Richmond will offer a sense of instant relaxation with its charm, park life, chilled atmosphere with lots of cafes and restaurants around. The River Thames crosses through Richmond town centre, Kew Gardens and Central London. You can travel by boat along the Thames which will give you a different perspective of attractions.
Here are some images I snapped on a beautiful Summer’s day in London. I hope you enjoy them and have a lovely week.
I wanted to share some photos of what I got up to this weekend in my hood in West London.
Here are some images I snapped in order; green vintage car #sointoyou, hot wheels, the next two photos are both street views of Chelsea homes, blue car, acquainted homes, my lover the coffee, gelato from Amorino with flavours consisted of pistachio, dark chocolate and tiramisu (the best combination). Go on, lick the screen. Just make sure no one is around 😉
Fish and chips stall, my mini cod and chips and talented musicians all at the Chelsea market. There are other great street foods on offer such as oysters, pastries, cheese, burgers and international food from Japan, Africa and Turkey to name a few.
A very cool pink vintage car #sointoyou
And lastly, a fitting quote, “have a wild weekend” everyone and enjoy your week.
Hope everyone had a lovely week!
I wanted to share some images I snapped of ‘my hood’ and also what I got up to this week.
In order of images; the first four photos are a palette of colourful homes and street views, the popular South Kensington with crowds having breakfast, brunch or dinner with the Natural History and V&A museum nearby, a no entry door, my one and only coffee, the absolutely delicious tuna wrap with wasabi sauce (the what is that spot?!) I know you just want to eat the screen 😉
And lastly that’s me, peace out and enjoy your week! 🙂
Hope everyone had a lovely week! On Saturday I spent my day at Wimbledon watching the Ladies Final, on the big screen, on Henman Hill.
I joined the ‘Queue’ at 1am on Saturday morning. Unprepared with no tent, like other prepared people but luckily two kind Americans lent me their yoga mat to lay on and their shirts as blankets, so I did, felt a sense of gratitude being able to watch the night sky and moon, just amazing.
The next morning it was great soaking in the atmosphere with other fans and the sun was also rejoicing!
Here are some images I snapped in order; Wimbledon sign at the front entrance, my ‘lets do this’ footwear, Robinson’s ball, glimpse of Serena Williams with her Championship trophy, matching flowers and leaves for Wimbledon, Court 1, banner and ladder, the 10:30am crowd at Henman Hills and latter the 2pm crowd.
Hope you enjoy them 🙂
Hope everyone had a lovely week. The feeling of Summer was felt in London the last couple of days with temperatures reaching over 30 degrees! Even the dog cooled off, as seen above, and I was tempted to follow 😉
I spent Independence Day unwinding at the popular Hyde Park which has such a relaxing vibe where people are having picnics, tanning, sunbathing, playing volleyball, walking their dogs, boat riding or simply just daydreaming and enjoying the sunshine and atmosphere, like I was.
Here are some images I snapped around at the famous attraction Hyde Park with the last photo of myself trying to ‘keep cool’. With such green scenery and amazing trees you don’t feel like you’re in such a big city. This is why I love London.
Hope you enjoy them my lovelies.
Hope everyone had a lovely week! This weekend I spent relaxing and sitting by the Thames with a coffee in hand. Naturally. On Saturday, London was about the blue sky and big clouds. She showed it off. Naturally.
Here are some images I snapped of some beautiful icons; St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge.