Jun 27, 2013

The Victoria and Albert Museum , London

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. You need at least 2 days to cover the entire array of art, from ancient times to the present day, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa. The holdings of ceramics, glass,textiles, costumes,silver, ironwork, jewellery, furniture, medieval objects, sculpture, prints and printmaking, drawings and photographs are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world. The museum owns the world's largest collection of post-classical sculpture, with the holdings of Italian Renaissance items being the largest outside Italy. The departments of Asia include art from South Asia, China, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world. The East Asian collections are among the best in Europe, with particular strengths in ceramics and metalwork, while the Islamic collection is amongst the largest in the Western world

The Natural History Museum of London

The Natural History Museum in London exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three large museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington. Its a must visit for both kids and adults.

Jun 26, 2013

Sea Life- London Aquarium

The Sea Life London Aquarium is located on the ground floor of County Hall on the South Bank of the River Thames in central London. It is not comparable to the awesome aquarium of Singapore.
The Aquarium seen across the Thames

Nithila touching a star fish

Nemo - clown fish!

Turtles in the act...

Penguins - the biggest attraction for the kids

Nithila's favorite pose!

Jun 25, 2013

Valentines Park, Redbridge

Valentines Park is a 125 acres green space in the London Borough of Redbridge, between Ilford and Gants Hill. It was acquired in various purchases and gifts of land, starting in 1898 and culminating in the 1920s. It has a beautiful boating lake with a variety of birds.
Nesting Coot

Evening Walk

Lush green lawns


Mute Swans 

Coot family

Nesting Coot

Mute Swans

Mallard ducks


Mute Swan

Tufted Duck

Jun 24, 2013

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a public space in central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. It is in the borough of the City of Westminster. At its center is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. The National Gallery is an art museum at Trafalgar square. Founded in 1824, it houses a stunning collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
The National Gallery

The Arbuturian

Nelson's Column

amazing street musician