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Archive for December, 2013
Posted in FOOD AND DRINK, LONDON, PUBS, tagged Angel, drink, Essex Road, gece hayatı, içme, Islington, Kuzey Londra, la vida nocturna, London, Londra, Londres, night life, North London, pub, The Old Queen's Head on 29 December 2013| Leave a Comment »
Beautiful pubs we had in our neighborhood in London.
The sun was warming our bodies while the smell of the sea and the voice of the seagulls warming our hearths.
And something was happening…
Posted in LONDON, TRAVEL, TURKEY, VIDEO, tagged Birleşik Krallık, Bretaña, Britain, Britanya, campervan, elveda, England, farewell, güneş, geri dönüş, Inglaterra, kesin dönüş, London, Londra, Londres, photobooth, regreso, Reino Unido, sol, Stonehenge, sun, Türkiye, the meaning of Stonehenge, turkey, Turquia, UK, video, Volkswagen, VW, way back, Ylvis, İngiltere on 22 December 2013| 2 Comments »
Our three years stay in our little kingdom comes to an end and we are heading back to sun, turquoise blue Aegean and Mediterranean waters, fluffy street cats, variety of juicy and tasty fruits and vegetables, amazing smell of the bakeries, adventurous motorcycle rides and Mediterranean style slow living.
There is a long list of the things we won’t miss like rain, unbeatable British summers, health and safety craziness, tea with milk but we gonna miss our home, the pubs, antiques shops and markets, city foxes, first class football, film quality British dramas, the smell of the fireplaces in the middle of the city, Guinness, canal walks, small theatres, delicious Indian food, our friends in London and also in a very special little pub in Edinburgh.
at the end,
the question still is:
What’s the meaning of Stoneheeeeeenge?
Posted in ART, BOOK, LONDON, PHOTO, tagged art, arte, belgesel, black and white, blanco y negro, book, Colin O'Brien, documentario, documentary, foto, fotografo, fotoğraf, fotoğrafçı, Irish, Irish children, kitap, libro, London, London Field's, Londra, Londres, photo, photography, phtographer, sanat, siyah beyaz, Travellers' Children in London Fields on 16 December 2013| Leave a Comment »
A black and white documentary photography book we bought on Saturday. Clerkenwell born photographer Colin O’Brien which is taking London photos since 1948, captured Irish travellers’ children in London fields in 1987. Photos of little ones with a grown up expression on their faces…
Posted in LONDON, MARKETS, tagged Angel, Broadway Market, Camden Passage Market, canal boats, Chapel Market, football, futbol, Islington, kanal tekneleri, King's Head, London, Londra, Londres, pub, Regnt's Canal, street art, Super Sunday on 15 December 2013| Leave a Comment »
Saturday came to London with the joy of the sunshine. Following an early wake-up and breakfast, we walked to Broadway Market by the Regent’s Canal. At weekend, for us the best time for walking in canal is early hours of the day, before big happy families, lost tourists and crazy cyclists time. The Regent’s Canal walk is one of our favorites in London. Every time you can see different boats each with its own character, discover little details like a street/canal art, a wood fired earth oven or meet a big heron in the middle of the city.
After the Broadway Market, we walked back home, then to Camden Passage Market and Chapel Market. Bought some photography books, some christmas decorations, made some grocery shopping and tea time, we enjoyed our recorded dramas, photography books at home.
We were expecting another sunny day today but, you know… Then we changed our plans to go to Colombia Road Flower Market and following a lazy morning at home, we went to King’s Head to celebrate the “Super Sunday” accompanied by few pints. First match of the day, Aston Villa-Man United was a good quality 90 minutes football. Man United won with a score 0-3 against Aston Villa. The next match Tottenham-Liverpool, despite the 5 goals of Liverpool wasn’t as tasty as the first match but the result was nice. (Sorry Terry, “it” happens).
Now it’s the time for curry, then tea and British crime dramas at home. Super Sunday=Happy Sunday.
Posted in FOOD, FOOD AND DRINK, LONDON, tagged Angel, Bill's, cafe, coffee, drink, drinking, eating, food, Islington, Kuzey Londra, London, Londra, Londres, North London, restaurant, restaurante, restoran, White Lion Street, yeme-içme on 14 December 2013| 2 Comments »
Bill’s is one of the charming cafes of our neighborhood. We like its grocery style decoration with shelves full of nice products. We have been once there for a latte and croissant and the coffee seemed very week to us like drinking pure milk.
Yesterday evening we met with two greek friends of us and went there for a dinner this time. It was full but we could find table without reservation with no problem. The photo is from the end of the evening. When a turkish and a greek couple go out to dinner, this happens. You eat and chat and enjoy “yavaş yavaş” or “siga siga” (slowly slowly).
As starter we tried hummus and tzatziki plate, green gordal olives plate, potato and rosemary bread and sweet potato fries. They were all good but the highlight was the potato and rosemary bread which was one of the best breads we ate in London. As main we tried rump steak, duck pie and pumpkin risotto with blue cheese and they were all good also. We are little bit picky in dessert that’s why no comment about them. And this time we ordered the coffee double shot and it was better. La Garenne Shiraz from Languedoc we tried was very smooth but tasty and we didn’t know where did they go two bottles in couple of hours.
And yes, we didn’t take the bus and walked to home after eating half of the menu…