• Russell Square Station

    A station very close to my hotel, but I can't remember if I actually used it. I was using Tottenham Court Road station most of the time. Bernard Street, London WC1

  • The Brunswick Centre

    This evening, I was reading the Metro (London, England edition) when I came across this article about a two-bedroom flat (apartment) at The Brunswick Centre that costs GBP £ 950,000 (2016 price). The complex in the article is within a short walking distan…

  • HSBC UK

    31 Holborn, London EC1 Note the motto on the Coat of Arms (not of HSBC): Vis Unita Fortior (Force United is Stronger)


  • Holborn Bars

    Partial quote from Wikipedia: "Holborn Bars, also known as the Prudential Assurance Building is a large red terracotta Victorian building on the north side (138–142) of Holborn in Camden at the boundary of the City of London, England. It is currently oc…

  • HSBC UK

    When HSBC decided to rename its British operations, there were hopes (including from me) that they would revive the old Midland brand. No such luck, HSBC decided to rename its UK operations after months of discussion as HSBC UK. Silly huh? 31 Holborn, Lo…

  • St. Andrew Holborn

    This church was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. St. Andrew Holborn junction of Holborn, Charterhouse Street and Hatton Garden, London EC4.


  • Hudson's Bay Company Calgary flagship store

    200 8 Ave SW, Calgary Corner of 1 St SW and 7 Ave SW.

  • Rockwell Hall

    Rockwell Hall of the Buffalo State (SUNY - State University of New York). The building houses classrooms, the School of Arts and Humanities, the Art Conservation and Music departments, and the Performing Arts Center. 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 1422…

  • Four of Eight Caryatid Figures, 1906-1907

    Artist: Augustus Saint-Gaudens American, 1848-1907 Eight Caryatid Figures, 1906-1907 marble Outdoor exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222


  • Stacked Revision Structure, 2005

    Artist: Liam Gillick British, born 1964 Stacked Revision Structure, 2005 powder-coated aluminum

  • Penhurst Park (street)

    Penhurst Park is one of the streets designed by Frederick Law Olmsted featuring sidewalks/ pavements and roadways that are separated by lines of trees. In other words, the neighbourhood was designed like this: Houses -- front garden with shrubs/ trees --…

  • High Holborn

    On High Holborn (near Nos. 138 to 142) looking east towards Hatton Garden. The church with the green domed roof is St. Andrew Holborn. London EC1 xxxx We Chinese have a saying... "one (a person) is often fond of the first encounter." Back in 1997, whe…


  • Staple Inn, dating from 1586

    Over the years, I've posted multiple photos of Staple Inn, so by now you should remember that it dates from 1586, and is London's last surviving Elizabethan/ Tudor-era half-timbered building. High Holborn, London WC1 xxxx We Chinese have a saying... "o…

  • Lincoln's Inn

    I'm running late meeting friends. Will finish the information later I enjoy British legal and crime drama a lot, and Lincoln's Inn, being the heart of the legal and court system of England, is the location of many legal dramas in both real life and on sc…

  • Sir John Soane's Museum

    Depends on how well you know London, Sir John Soane's can be a little-known museum, or one of the most famous small quirky museums in the world. It is the historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane. At Soane…


  • Kemble Street

    Once again the building at the junction of Kemble Street and Kingsway. The entrace features a mermaid, a merman, shells and dolphins. I'm guessing that this is called the Rococo Revival style. 41 Kingsway at Kemble Street, London WC2 xxxx We Chinese ha…

  • Freemasons' Hall

    Another look of the theatrical architecture of the Freemasons' Hall (United Grand Lodge of England) at 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2 xxxx We Chinese have a saying... "one (a person) is often fond of the first encounter." Back in 1997, when my Englis…

  • Architectural features

    Studio Bell -- National Music Centre Calgary, Canada.


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