LONDON - DECEMBER 2008
Early December has two holidays in Portugal: the 1st and the 8th! In 2008 they fell on Monday, which was a nice timing for a short break, mostly cultural... The destination was London and as you'll see in the next posts, my pocket sun was in very good shape: cold, but sunny!!
"THE ASCOTT - This time we stayed in The Ascott Residence, a serviced appartment in Mayfair. They say they offer «an unparalleled refuge of timeless elegance, unwavering taste, and unrivalled personal attention and business service support»; it's not only publicity..."
"HILL STREET GARDENS - One doesn't see them at street level, as they are protected by high walls; but that was the view from the The Ascott towards Hill Street"
"MAYFAIR - Early on a Saturday morning: the sun was shining and the streets were empty..."
"YAZO SUSHI/THE KING'S ARMS - Clients will have to wait..."
"WINDOWS - Amazing!"
"FDR, CHURCHILL & CO..."
"BERKELEY SQ. GARDEN - London is known for its parks and gardens. Early morning on a sunny Saturday, there is a lot to enjoy..."
"RUSSEL SQ. STATION - The target was the British Musum, so the best way to make it was the Tube from Green Park to Russel Square. The Russel Sq. station, designed by Leslie Green, was opened on December 15, 1906"
"THE BRUNSWICK CENTRE - One of Britain's few remaining modernist housing projects suffered a recent transformation. It looked quite attractive and there was the «Patisserie Valerie» and the cinema «Renoir» for people to enjoy..."
"RUSSEL HOTEL - After twenty millons pounds of restoration it looks much better..."
"ARRIVED - But the British Museum, that's for the next post..."