London Life Places

A Photo Diary

December 11, 2014

Lately I’ve had absolutely no time to indulge in my passion of taking photographs. What with Home Finding, Mapology Guides, blogging and Social Media, life has been very busy and hectic. Sometimes when I’m out and about I do take my camera in the hope that I see something that inspires me. Here are some of the photographs taken recently.

Could anyone please enlighten me as to what tree that is. The colour and density is just so amazing and vibrant. Just loved it!


Found these inspiring displays randomly. Think it was for a theatre stage set design. The chandelier? is awesome. Love how they used coloured stones, fairy lights and lots of strings and pearls to emphasise the lusciousness and texture of a chandelier.


The beautifully embroidered dress and bolero were just gorgeous and so delicate. I couldn’t quite make out what production it was for.


While in Islington I came across this wall rendering on a street wall. How amazing is that? How did they get the photo imaging done? Will it not be affected by rain?


I thought these rather jolly looking balconies looked nice during sunset.


By the canal I couldn’t resist the reflection of the building in the water.



If you’re going to live in the city, do it the Urban Jungle Bloggers way. Surround yourself with greens. The idea of having a whole front of a building bathed in Ivy is just genius!!!



Walking on Duke Street in Marylebone and minding my own business I stumbled across what can only be described as a water feature with water stream and alligator. Camera at the ready I kept snapping away only to then discover it was beneath the Lacoste boutique. What a truly fab idea for brand marketing, would you agree?




What are you up to on the weekend? It’s incredible that we are nearly at the end of 2014. It’s all going to0 fast. Happy weekend. See you Monday!

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  • Reply Alexandra December 11, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Is that gorgeous tree maybe one of the more extremely lacy Japanese maples?

    • Reply tina December 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Hi Alexandra,

      Thank you so much. We thought it was an Acer (family name for these trees) but weren’t sure.
      It’s breathtaking, especially in this colour.

      Hope you’re well.

  • Reply Alison sye December 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Sad to see the alligator in chains, wonder if he has been stolen a few times.

    • Reply tina December 21, 2014 at 10:27 pm


  • Reply caroline@trend-daily December 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Lovely collection of shots Tina! Have no idea what the tree is Im afraid, but yes its gorgeous! Love the reflections in the water pic! Thank you so much for the extra postcards for the kids-so kind of you-love the package! xx

    • Reply tina December 21, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you lovely. You are more than welcome. I hope they enjoyed it all.
      Thank you for your support xx

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey December 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Some great pics there Tina. Love the canal side reflections. Not so sure about the scary croc though 😉 I love to see how you see the city… always a pleasure xx

    • Reply tina December 21, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Thank you G. It was a beautiful day and the light just right.
      The croc was a fantastic installation.
      Aww, glad I can show you some of London, now you don’t live here anymore xx

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