Tuesday, November 26, 2013

London discovering...

St Dunstan in the East, London
Yesterday I went to London to meet with Julie and what a gorgeous day it was! A bit cold but I was wearing my thick winter coat so I felt nice and snug. The sun was out and there were still colourful leaves on the trees. So beautiful.

I met Julie at Fenchurch Street Station (am I the only one who thinks of A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy when you hear that name?) and we had a wander past the Gherkin:
The Gherkin!

Leadenhall Market, London
Then through Leadenhall Market - which I had never visited before, but it's so beautiful.

Leadenhall Market, London
And there are dragons!

Leadenhall Market, London
Pretty. And a Christmas tree as well. With the largest glass baubles we'd ever seen.

Leadenhall Market, London
My favourite part, though, was the ceiling. Beautiful.

Leadenhall Market, London
Interesting decoration on a shop.

St Dunstan in the East, London
We carried on to St Dunstan in the East. It's a tiny space in between office buildings with the ruins of an old church. I think there are a lot of this sort of places dotted around London. That you don't know is there unless you stumble upon them or someone tells you about the. Someone had posted a photo of it on Instagram (can't remember who it was, sadly) and I just had to go there!

St Dunstan in the East, London

St Dunstan in the East, London
Very atmospheric. Pure Victorian Gothic, huh?

St Dunstan in the East, London
Even more so in black and white!

St Dunstan in the East, London
If you're ever near Monument or Fenchurch Street, you should definitely go check it out.

St Dunstan in the East, London
It is a real hidden gem that it's worth looking for. I plan on coming back in the spring or summer to do some drawing here.. :-)



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