22 December 2006

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and Happy New Years from London. We are thinking of all our family and friends, wherever in the globe they may be! Wishing you all good health and safe travels during the festive season. Love from Michael and Anna. xxx
As a bonus, here is a photo of the 30 foot chanukiah (Hanukah menorah) outside the Golders Green Tube station. Apparently the largest in the world!

17 December 2006

Winter hits hard!

It's finally here: the bitter, dark, zero-degree winter of London legend! As best described on my friend Connor's blog:
London, for all its joys, is not really a city built for summer. It's not until winter when this city comes into its own, and becomes the London of imagination - warm crowded pubs, cold streets shrouded in fog, and long dark nights. ... Winter's cold jaws have descended upon London in the last couple of weeks and the weather has become, at long last, what I had been led to expect from this city.
A morning visit from Jack Frost:

The nightly fog that has been grounding hundreds of flights (hopefully not ours!) out of the UK:

Camden markets

Weather was clear this weekend, so we took a stroll through the markets at Camden Town. Very vibrant, and a terrific selection of food. I'm afraid these pics don't really do it justice, but it's something different to look at. Plus - blue sky! (After a fashion.)

Anna in Valencia

View of the historic centre of Valencia from the cathedral bell-tower:

The historic Silk Exchange building:

Central market:

Lunch at the America's Cup pavillion:

Buildings at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences), designed by Santiago Calatrava:

Dinner at Restaurante Submarino, plus Kasia, Matt and Christina from Engle Architects:


December in London

We've been pretty quiet recently (other than Anna's trip to Valencia, more of which soon...) so I thought I'd post a few random pictures:

Went for dinner with some of the York girls. Fortunately we went to the Chinese restaurant opposite this one.

So much for taking a stroll though Greenwich.

A great piece of graffitti near the Chalk Farm tube station.