Ya.. This Is London (Part 3)

20 Jul

before we move on to the course venue in Coventry, we have a half day trip to Bull Ring Markets, in  Birmingham..

the statue of Lord Nelson in memorial of his great contribution in the Battle of Trafalgar..

the St Martin’s Church.. it is located between the Bull Ring Shopping Centre and the Bull Ring Markets, right in the centre of Birmingham..

the Birmingham Bull Ring Open Market, located at Edgbaston Street.. it is just next to the Bull Ring Rag Market..

colourful fruits and vegetables..

fresh tomatoes..

huge chili.. 🙂

strawberries..

red and shining..

taste good.. ^_^

breads, buns, and loaves..

nice.. sliced bread, grilled meat, fried egg and jam.. 🙂

this is the Bull Ring Rag Market (St Martin’s Market).. there are about 350 stalls inside the market which sell fabrics, clothes and collectables..

next to the rag market is the Bull Ring Indoor Market.. it is one of the largest fish markets in UK.. and there is no unpleasant fishy smell..  🙂

seafood..

the market is very clean and tidy..

fresh meat and poultry..

variety of choices..

cow feet..

the post office in the city.. and the pillar post box.. 🙂

to be continued..

Ya.. This Is London (Part 2)

19 Jul

the Kensington Gardens is located about 8 – 10 minutes walking distance from the Malaysia Hall London..

it is one of the Royal Parks in London..

this is a gorgeous park with magnificent trees..

many peoples are jogging and cycling in the park..

a man and his dog..

different types of birds can be seen in the park..

a pigeon..

the park is very clean.. i really like the green environment here..

just love this place so much..  🙂

this way to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground..

the different types of trees in the playground..

the clock tower.. do you see the word “times flies” on it?

beautiful landscape in the park..

it took me about 2 hours to walk around the park..

this is the Kensington Palace, built with red bricks.. it has been a royal residence since the 17th century.. currently the palace is the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Princess Kate)..

in front of the palace is the marble statue of Queen Victoria.. the Queen was born at this palace and lived here until she became the Queen in 1837..

the Round Pond is situated in front of the Kensington Palace..

the pond was created by King George II in 1730.. measuring approximately 200 metres by 150 metres, and up to 5 metres deep..

the swans..

with yellow bills..

zzZZZZ……

a pair of Egyptian geese.. zzZZZZ……

suddenly.. eerrmmm..

“looking for me..??”

the mallard..

the male mallard has iridescent green feathers on its head.. (the female has brown colour feathers)..

the Canada goose..

the equestrian statue known as “Physical Energy” was created by George Frederic Watts (1817-1904) and was installed in the Kensington Gardens in 1907.. it commemorates Cecil Rhodes, the diamond miner and founder of Rhodesia (now Zimbawe)..

the Serpentine Gallery, established in 1970, showcases contemporary arts and architecture from notable artists..

the Albert Memorial, over 50 metres tall, was built in 1876.. it is located at the south end of the Kensington Gardens.. it commemorates the death of Prince Albert (consort of Queen Victoria) in 1861, who died of typhoid fever at the age of 42 years old..

at each corner of memorial, there are marble figures representing Europe, Asia, Africa and America..

figures representing Africa..

figures representing Africa..

figures representing Asia..

figures representing Asia..

figures representing Europe..

figures representing Europe..

figures representing America..

just opposite to the memorial is the Royal Albert Hall, where Siti Nurhaliza had her concert in 2005..  🙂

to be continued..

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