Monday, April 30, 2007
The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, which took an extraordinarily long amount of time to build, is located in Hyde Park. I was in London for 16 hours waiting for my connection flight... so... where would I go but here? This is actually on the very day of the second bombings in London. So you could only go as far as Knighsbridge on the Underground...
It is a very nice fountain, and when you see it you don't really care that it took so long to build. Even though it wasn't a particularly warm day, there were children playing around the fountain. It is a very peaceful place.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
From this angle, the Abbey is directly behind me, as is a small restaurant called "Pilgrim's Rest". This is the rest of the town... not very big is it?
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I don't know about you guys, but my school was definitely never this nice... Yes, at this point a part of Battle Abbey is under construction, but I don't think it takes too much away. Imagine learning to use 21st century technology in a building built 10 centuries earlier... Magic, isn't it?
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I was standing just outside of the Abbey as I took this picture. It is about an hour walk to reach the lake from this point.
The land you see in front of you is the very site of the Battle of Hastings. In fact, the reenactments that are held annually are held at this very spot.
In my personal opinion it is a site too beautiful to be used for such gruesome purposes... but then again so are many other sites that see the same fate.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
More to come...
PS. I'm sorry about the delay, we had a storm in Toronto last night that left us without Internet and television. It was a pretty boring night...
Sunday, April 22, 2007
More pictures and information of this location tomorrow.
HOWEVER, I will be bringing you some pictures from my last visit to England.
Hope you're all enjoying the weekend!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Happy Friday everyone!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
You’re going to have to enlarge the picture to see the “Masonic Temple” Sign on this one. I particularly like this location for two reasons:
1- The temple is now the MTV building. The North American (born in the USA) Music Channel that is often accused of “corrupting minds of children”.
2- It’s located on "Church Street". You can see the street sign on the right of the picture.
It’s all a little Ironic isn’t it?
By the way, even though it was supposed to rain in Toronto yesterday, it was a very beautiful sunny day! Lesson learned: never trust meteorologists.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Da Vinci Code anyone? Ever since I read that book I have bee noticing a lot of Masonic Temples everywhere... which is strange, as I had never seen any before. This particular one is located in Seattle. I know of one in Toronto as well, and since I am officially back, (if it's not raining tomorrow) I'll bring you a picture of another Masonic Temple tomorrow.
If anyone knows what Masonic Temples are really about please do let me know; the only information I have on them is courtesy of Dan Brown.
Monday, April 16, 2007
This is a glass sculpture in a mall in Bellevue, WA. There is a movie theatre in this mall that has leather seats... Yes, leather seats, you read correctly.
Things may make more sense if I tell you that Bill Gates, and many other people who make more money in a day than we make in our life-time, live in this rather picturesque part of the world. Bellevue mixes beautiful, quiet, green suburbs, with large and glamorous malls.
I admit it is a nice place to visit, but I could never live in a city were Jaguars, and Porches are the norm...
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Hope you're all having a good, and sunny, weekend!
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 9, 2007
As a Canadian, seeing things like this is very strange to me... This is a store in Seattle that I walk by every time I'm there as it's on the way to one of my favourite book shops, The Elliott Bay Book Company. I highly recommend it if you're ever in the city!
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
This is a picture from Seattle's Rem Koolhaas Public Library. It is a modern art-type-building. It's actually really nice... This though, is one particular "art" that I didn't really understand. It's -I think- holograms of faces that are reciting -once again, I think- parts of novels. It's located beside one of the escalators. It scared me quite a bit... What do you guys think?