Monday, 2 November 2009

Pizza and a stroll along the Southbank

November the 1st is Andy's sister's birthday so we all met up for pizza at the Pizza Express on the southbank. We were actually early so had a little look around a delicious smelling food market near the restaurant. I bought more cake glitter and some Chai tea and Andy got pomegranate molasses and wild sumac-which smells lovely and is a gorgeous deep rusty red colour.
We walked back to London Bridge. I love walking along this part of the river. It is so pretty. Yesterday I noticed that the benches have lights under them. I wonder how long they have been like that?

I was strolling as I took some of these, hence the blurs!
The Oxo tower. We have been in here once only for cocktails. So expensive but so tasty. There was a most amusing full length glass door which fooled everyone drinking on the balcony into thinking it was not there (me included so I feel ok about being amused at the others!)
Art under a bridge on Southwark Street.
More art. This one was rainbow coloured which I liked better. As we were getting near enough to take a picture it changed to red! It gives the photo a much more seedy feel. I think it changed with the hour as it had just got to 6 o'clock.
The moon popped right out seconds later!

23 comments:

Candace said...

Sarah, this makes me homesick for another stroll of my own. I went to OXO and the Southbank also, the Eye was wonderful, the lovely benches... mmm. Daytime, so I don't remember the lights there or not.
These photos are simply fantastic and the blurring in this case adds to the soft romanticism and beauty of the time of day.
Wonderful!

Candace

Poetikat said...

I love the blurs. They make the photos look so romantic!

Gigi said...

Oh, the Southbank is one of my favorite parts of London, too! These pictures made me long for a trip and a slice of Pizza Express pizza. Sigh.

Ned Trifle said...

That shot of the eye is super excellent.

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful photos- expressive and moody. The stroll along the trees looks like a painting- wonderful Autumn feel to these artistic shots!

snoopydog said...

LOvely photos as always. I especially like the blurry ones and that gorgeous moon popping out. Have a good week. Ros

Linda Sue said...

What a wonderful walk! HOMESICK!

Anairam said...

Oh, I strolled on that very same bank! London is just so great - lots to see and lots happening always - and I'm not even talking about the touristy stuff. Must go back soon. (Love your new header - very successful!) PS The sumac - I have a small jar that I bought ages ago - about 5 years - will it still be good you think? I can't actually remember WHY I bought it because I don't know how to use it! In what kind of recipe? Let me know please!

Sam said...

That's so wild that you had the same full moon all the way over there that we had here!! I looked up at it too on Sunday evening and thought "wow"! I adore these photos - thank you so much for the post - it brings back happy memories of being in London! Have a lovely week! XX

Hey Harriet said...

What a lovely stroll! There is a place called Southbank here in Brisbane also! The pizza was probably better at your Southbank :)

Lynne said...

I enjoyed taking the stroll with you. Loved the blurry shots. I haven't even heard of sumac! I like the sound of the cake glitter tho'.
What a tremendous header.
Have you eaten the Halloween sweets you had left?

Tracy said...

Southbank... Oh, how I miss London! SO much enjoyed this moody, autumn walk, Sarah--FAB photos! :o) ((HUGS))

Renee said...

Sarah all beautiful and the moon the most beautiful of all.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

To be comforted by a dear friend.

Thank you.

Love Renee xoxo

Christine said...

Wonderful pictures :-) The light is amazing

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

excellent shots..what a visual treat..

Relyn said...

Geez, wouldn't I love to celebrate my birthday with you. In London!!

Happy birthday to the birthday girl.

Liz said...

Looks like you guys had a great walk! I love all of the pictures! I felt like I took that walk with you!

frayedattheedge said...

Hi Sarah, after reading your comment, I googled 'blogger problems' - found that they had been resolved ... so here I am!! Love the photos - especially the one of the moon. I've just taken a photo of the moon (at 8am) - hope it turns out ok!! Love, Anne

Strawberry Girl said...

That looks like so much fun! I love the idea of Pomegranate molasses... is it good? Plus wild Sumac, fantastic!!

Lynne said...

Hi Sarah,
Yes Jewel is an ex racer. I really must write a bit about each of them soon. It's funny how older type names are used for greyhounds. I think it's lovely they seem to suit them. And yes, they do take up quite a bit of space when they stretch out.
What, you're not tempted by the rest of the sweets?

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah!
sorry not to have visited for so long.
Loved your south bank walk
our daughter lives pretty near there and we did this walk in March.
You captured it so prettily. Greetings from NY

parisa mahmoudi said...

Oh!!!These are wonderful,specially the first one and the more art piece!!!you have clever eyes !!!!!!