Walthamstow and the William Morris Gallery

One of my favorite afternoons in London last year was spent at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow (East London). This gorgeous old home was the one-time residence of the Morris family during the formative years of Morris’ early teenage years. Here he fell in love with the forest and dreamed up heroic adventures. The museum itself is a delightful look at all the many interests and pursuits that Morris mastered over his lifetime, including interior design, poetry, book-making, stained-glass, and more. They had a lovely tea room with a beautiful view of the house’s garden and Lloyd Park.

I didn’t get to do too much exploring in Walthamstow, but having spotted three instances of William Morris street art walking to and from the tube, I left very much in love with the place.

 [35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. For more pictures of London, click here.]

The City of London and Fleet Street

A few dusky shots from “The City,” the one square mile city and county situated smack dab in the middle of London. I love having these photos all saved and labeled on this blog. I know not that many people look at them, but they are really for me. So I can look back and remember the lovely evening Aleksi and I spent strolling around the city and talking about how London could be the perfect place for us to finally live in the same place after years of dating long distance and a year cross-Atlantic.

[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. For more pictures of London, click here.]

London: Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens

The Albert Memorial on the edge of Kensington Gardens in London was built in 1876 on the order of the Lord Mayor and against the wishes of Prince Albert, who was reportedly quite humble. The nearly 14 foot gilded statue of Albert at the center of the spectacular monument is surround by 187 figures that represent the continents, arts, industries, and sciences.

Photos taken on my two-week trip to London last October (2016). I’ve already got a trip to London planned for this coming October, so I’m hoping to finally catch up on my photos before I am back in Europe.  [35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. For more pictures of London, click here.]