Saturday, July 25, 2009

Looking up

These are some photos I took earlier in the week, when I attended my friend Pamela's graduation ceremony at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel in Greenwich. I was totally mesmerised by the elaborate ceiling, which was designed by James "Athenian" Stuart and William Newton after the original flat-panelled ceiling was destroyed in a 1779 fire.

This is a view of the Chapel from the main entrance. You can read more about the Chapel here.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A church with a difference

I have shown you Greek churches before, but this one is a little different. It's the church of Agia Foteini in Mantineia, in central Peloponnese.

Agia Foteini was built in the early 70's in a unique greco-byzantine style to match the Ancient Greek ruins in its vicinity. It's become very popular with locals and tourists alike, as it's so unusual.

Some call it the wonky church, others call it the Chinese church (due to its vague resemblance to a pagoda), but of course it's neither wonky, nor Chinese.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fish and chips

It's Friday, which means it's fish and chips day. Great choice for a picnic - no more boring sandwiches and crisps.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I saw this assortment on items left on the pavement of a side road when I went to the shops earlier today. A small company moving premises perhaps? A lady walking next to me thought they might be having a sale...

Monday, July 13, 2009


The ultimate Greek take-away: souvlaki (skewered cubes of pork), chips and a couple of slices of bread. Just looking at this picture makes me homesick!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Canary Wharf Tower

Canary Wharf tower is the tallest building in the UK at 235 metres (770 ft) above ground level. At 50 storeys high, it is a London landmark with a distinctive pyramid pinnacle at 244 metres (800 ft) above sea level.