Carnaby Street

Last week London's Carnaby Street celebrated it's 50th anniversary. I popped over after work as there was a big street party and most of all -20% in almost every store in the area. It was a lovely spring evening filled with annoying tourists, huge queues in shops and not so many bargains. In the above picture you can see London's Spring/Summer 2010 trends in a glance: microshorts, satchel bags, Breton stripes, jersey blazers and brogues. I stood in this particular queue for half an hour before I gave up as it was not moving. Instead of shopping that night I decided to focus on photography and I caught couple of really lovely moments on my mobile hence a little update to you my dears. :)

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This little man was showing the adults how it's done. A really nice little moment I'm glad I managed to capture and save before my N900 gave up on the idea of charging and had to be sent off to warranty repairs. For the past week I've had a social media detox and have taken no photos apart for work. :( I can't wait for the mobile to come back! I'm so reliant on it these days for everything: internet, e-mail, camera, skype, you name it… Terrible thing this modern life! ;)

But before the detox there were moments like this I was so glad to document. Right place, right time – a perfect London moment for me. These little elephants have taken over the streets of London by the way. There are 258 in total and you can read more about their parade here. :) So, although my shopping bags were slim coming home I managed to grab some ace photos and a fabulous goodie bag from the Carnaby Street party. Not a bag night after all, don't you think? :)

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Spring Update

Right, I've been a bad bad blogger! Not so much a bad photographer, but yes, I put my hands up and say: a bad blogger. :( Since having the camera in hand almost every week work-wise there just hasn't been enough time nor strength for me to roam around the streets of London taking photos like I used to. When I do get a chance to break free and run amok though the Nokia N900 is doing a marvellous job helping me capture it all around me. So, it's time for a little mobile-phone-photo-post-update again my dear friends!

London, as you know, remains my greatest love and just trying to capture it's life and energy continues to be my dear dear mission in life. I've been very fortunate to visit and see places in this fantastic city this year I never thought I'd be able to. The thirst to see and experience more has never died down for me and it's pretty amazing, since in February I celebrated my 11th anniversary of moving to the UK. Time really has flown by!

There are still corners of this city I have not seen or documented and these little surprises just keep me deliciously on my toes. Nothing beats turning a corner from a familiar street to something amazing that you just  never saw before, like this sculpture nuzzled next to St Paul's Cathedral. It's moments like these that make living in London such an adventure.

The moments I experience alone and more so the experiences I share with other people in this city just multiply the intensity of my love for London. Yes, this is becoming a gushy love letter I should probably keep in my desk drawer and not post… but I just can't help it!

I love London and I'm not ashamed to say it! :)

The fact that spring is in full bloom here might have something to do with all this emotional overflow at the moment as well… :) Maybe I am also over compensating for neglecting you for this long. I'm truly sorry that posting here has been so sparse and sporadic. I continue to make no promises, apart from guaranteeing that I will be a bad blogger for the foreseeable future as the silly wedding season now gets into the full swing.

But in the meanwhile as I continue to enjoy this gorgeous city be sure that I will have some sort of a camera in hand, be it just my trusty little Nokia, and when I do have a chance I will continue to share my London with you. It's just too much to keep all to myself. ;)

This really is the most beautiful and exciting season in this city and I really do recommend coming over to London in spring time if you ever have a chance. You might just start gushing uncontrollably like yours truly about the wonders the Big Smoke beholds. So, until next time, be well my fellow Voxers! ♥

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