Thursday, December 31, 2015

MySpot: Something Red

"I do not conceal myself: 
For me, delicacy manifests itself neither in weakness nor in subtlety, but through determination and will. 
So, I draw attention to myself. 
I’m not afraid of other colours, shadows, crowds or even of loneliness. 
How wonderful it is to cover a surface that awaits me with my own victorious being! 
Wherever I’m spread, I see eyes shine, passions increase, eyebrows rise and heartbeats quicken. 
Behold how wonderful it is to live! 
Behold how wonderful to see. 
I am everywhere. 
Life begins with and returns to me. 
Have faith in what I tell you."

Orhan Pamuk - My Name is Red

Friday, December 25, 2015

London, 2015: Sweeteners of Tea

"A country gentleman should bring his lady to visit London as soon as he can, 
that they may have agreeable topics for conversation when they are by themselves."

Samuel Johnson

London, 2015: Harrods

For more than 160 years, Harrods has been a luxury shopping destination for exclusive collections and excellent service.

With seven floors and 330 departments dedicated to the finest products in food, fashion, homeware and technology, 
Harrods has something for everyone.
The motto of Harrods is Omnia Omnibus Ubique which means “All Things for All People, Everywhere”.

London, 2015: Red London

Double-decker buses are in common use throughout the United Kingdom, 
and have been favoured over articulated buses by many operators 
because of the shorter length of double-deckers and larger amount of seating capacity; 
they also may be safer to operate through the narrow streets and tight corners common in Britain. 

The red double-decker buses in London have become a national symbol of England and United Kingdom.  

London, 2015: The Green London Way


London is the most verdant city of its size in the world. 
Green spaces cover nearly 40% of Greater London: 
parks, squares, public gardens and cemeteries – in all, some 173 sq km.