London—Day 4

Last full day in London. We decided to get the shopping done so we could slowly and quietly enjoy the last day.

When we finally found our way to the Rob Ryan store (Ryan Town) on Columbia Rd., we were overwhelmed by the spirit of the neighborhood. The people at the store were so friendly and warm to us, we stayed there for at least an hour. Everything was beautiful in the store, even the shop girl took her time and wrote the receipt with her amazing handwriting.

At The Powder Room London, mannequin-like lady (ver. 2)

Columbia Road

On our way to Broadway Market, which was recommended by the lady at the store Ryan Town.

Broadway Market—this turned out to be another great surprise to the trip.

I have a habit of taking pictures of mailbox every place I go. It's like getting stamps on passport for me.

The old Spintalfield Market wasn't like what we expected. It's surrounded by high-rise commercial buildings and big-name chain stores. However when we finally found the Sunday Up Market around the corner, we were overjoyed with the food selections and affordable crafts and fashion. That really put a nice ending note to our trip.

London—Day 3

Started the day with the morning ritual to Monmouth Coffee Company. We learned how to order "flat white" and "filter white" after drinking too many cups of coffee there.

Visiting those touristy spots was not so fun for us. After competing with tons of people for the perfect photo spot, we decided to take pictures of people taking pictures.

Really interesting identity system at Southbank Center. It reminded me of the similar approach for Brooklyn Museum.

At Tate Modern, the giant spider rested on the ground floor of the museum. Last time I saw it was at Roppongi Hill Tokyo. It's really interesting to experience it in different cultures.

When I saw the post at My Funny Eye, I knew I had to be there to take that same shot of St. Paul if I ever made the trip to London. This one's for you, Famapa!

My favorite piece in the museum.

Really immature of us... giggled every time we heard the announcement at every stop.

London—Day 2

Had a gray start to the day. The air was brisk and the streets felt a bit more open. Everything in Hyde Park appeared to be in silhouette.

Serpentine Gallery is small and hidden, but its exhibition was actually my favorite during the whole trip.

Albert Memorial—Prince Albert covered in gold.

alley of Marylebone