• Wildlife Spotting: Parakeets

    If you unexpectedly ask someone to enumerate a few animals that live in London, pretty much in symbiosis with human beings, the answer will most probably sound something like: “squirrel, goose, fox”. These seem to be the obvious answers up until we approach any random park and we notice these loudly squawking, avocado-green coloured creatures gliding fast above our heads. Ha valakit váratlanul megkérünk, hogy soroljon fel néhány Londonban, az emberekkel szimbiózisban együtt élő állatot, akkor a válasz valószínűleg olyasmi lesz, hogy “mókus, liba, róka”. És valóban ezek lennének az egészen egyértelmű válaszok, egészen addig míg emberünk be nem teszi a lábát valamelyik parkba, és át nem suhannak a feje…

  • 55 BROADWAY London's First Skyscraper

    55 Broadway – London’s First Skyscraper

    After a long break due to serious lack of time and energy, I feel the power again to return to blogging and keep both documenting for myself and presenting to you guys those places that are worth seeing, despite the fact that they aren’t necessarily over-hyped. For example 55 Broadway, London’s first skyscraper, which is located above the St. James’s park tube station, it was built in Art Deco style, it’s being used as the headquarters of TFL to this day, and I’ve never noticed it before. Which is pretty lame, because even though I love architecture I, like many other people in this city, tend to rush around London staring mainly…

  • Canterbury Cathedral

    Exploring Canterbury

    Let’s jump back in time till march this year. It was a beautiful, mainly sunny spring weekend, when Will and I decided to visit Canterbury. We heard a lot about the importance of this place from both historical and religious point of view (Canterbury Cathedral, Archbishop of Canterbury), but neither of us had been here before. This is why it was about time to pay a visit. Ugroljunk vissza egy kicsit az időben, mondjuk márciusig. Egy szép, többnyire napsütéses hétvégén úgy döntöttünk Willel, hogy ellátogatunk Canterburybe. Mivel sokszor hallottunk már erről a helyről mindenféle történelmi és vallási vonatkozásban – canterburyi apátság, canterburyi érsek, stb. – viszont még egyikünk sem járt…

  • Westonbirt Arboretum

    Autumn Special: The Thousand Colours of Westonbirt Arboretum

    Every time autumn starts to kick in and the trees become colourful I instantly feel the urge to go out and take some photos. OK, this isn’t completely true. I am constantly suffering because of this shooting urge, which makes me fall behind with the post-processing work. But I can’t help it: I’d much rather explore the outside world than spend hours sitting next to Photoshop. Valahányszor eljön az ősz, és színesek lesznek a falevelek, az ember lányának azonnal fotózhatnékja támad. Najó, ez így túlzás. Az ember lányának állandóan fotózhatnékja van, és emiatt torlódik föl a rengeteg utómunka, mivel szívesebben mászkál odakint, ahelyett hogy a Photoshop mellett gubbasztana.

  • Sydenham Hill Wood

    The Lost Railway of Sydenham Hill Wood

    Despite the fact that the “Tired of London, Tired of Life” book schedules the Sydenham Hill Wood walk for the end of April, we thought that a cold, grey, rainy day in February will be just as good for it. Both Will and Ash know Sydenham Hill Wood very well, because they grew up around this area and as kids they enjoyed exploring the hidden pockets of the forest. Now they wanted to share this experience with us, London-newbies as well. Annak ellenére, hogy a “Ha unod Londont, unod az életet” című könyv a Sydenham Hill Wood-i sétát ideális esetben április végére ajánlja, mi úgy gondoltuk, hogy egy hideg, szürke, esős februári nap is tökéletesen…

  • Colchester Castle

    Colchester or Coldchester?

    My friends and I chose a cold January Saturday as a milestone for leaving behind the big Christmas and New Year’s alcohol coma and continue our ‘exploring the British towns’ project. If I remember correctly, it was Caroline’s idea to go and check out Colchester, a place I’ve never heard of before and I had no idea if there is anything interesting to see. Now I can tell you: there is. Colchester is not just Britain’s oldest roman town, but theoretically it is considered to be Britain’s oldest town, period. This fact suggests that visitors will find lots of historical buildings, ruins and and other curiosities here. A nagy karácsonyi és újévi…

  • Clapham South Deep-level Shelter

    Going Underground: Clapham South Deep-level Shelter

    As part of the Hidden London tours organised by the London Transport Museum curious visitors have the chance to go down and walk around the Clapham South deep-level shelter, which is one of the eight Second World War civilian deep shelters built in London. Walking around the different rooms, halls and tunnels 30 metres deep under ground while we could regularly hear the Northern line trains passing above us was quite and experience, but I think the stories we heard during the one hour tour were even more interesting. A Londoni Közlekedési Múzeum által szervezett Rejtett London túrák egyike során a kíváncsi népeknek lehetősége adódik a Clapham Southnál található világháborús…

  • Photographica Camera Fair London 2016

    Photographica International Camera Collectors Fair

    Myself and a few friends recently had a chance to check out the Photographica International Camera Collectors Fair, which is organised once a year by the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. Even though I am quite new to this whole photography topic, and I am just scratching the surface of this massive amount of knowledge about the subject, it felt like this would be an interesting event to visit. Nemrég néhány barátommal alkalmunk adódott ellátogatni a Photographica nevű nemzetközi kamera vásárra, ami évente egyszer kerül megrendezésre a Nagy-britanniai Fotó Gyűjtők Klubja által. Annak ellenére, hogy nagyon újnak számítok a témában, és ennek a hatalmas tudáshalmaznak épp csak hogy a felületét érintgetem, ez az…

  • Kew Gardens Bluebells

    Spring Special: Bluebell Carpets in Kew Gardens

    Yes, it is spring, and it is warm, and it is sunny. And it is bluebell season. 🙂 Last week I spent quite a while googling the best spot in or very close to London, where we can see the famous bluebell carpets. After browsing through lots of those ‘Top eight…”, “Top ten…”, “… plus one” lists that all suggested locations far away from London, I bumped into the obvious: Kew Gardens! I’ve never been to Kew Gardens anyway, so this was the perfect time to make up this deficiency. Biza, tavasz van, és meleg, és napsütés. Ja meg harangvirág-szezon. 🙂 A múlt hét folyamán meglehetősen sok időt töltöttem Londonban vagy Londonhoz…

  • Coffee and Cake at the London Cat Village

    There are only two kinds of people in the world: the happy ones, who own at least one cat, and the less happy ones, who don’t have cats. Of course, there are some people who don’t have cats and they think this is the way to be, but they just live in a constant delusion. Earth is an amazing place because demand always creates its own supply. In this case for example, a special coffee shop has been invented where people can enjoy both a hot beverage and the company of these furry creatures. It’s important to keep in mind though, that if hundreds of people come in to this…