my temporary neighborhood

Neighborhoods are really important to me. I want to be comfortable and at home in my immediate surroundings. I like it when there is something to look forward to on my way home. And I am pleased to announce that my current (albeit quite temporary) neighborhood is the perfect candidate! Let me show you what I mean…

It may look kind of empty (aah, Sunday mornings :) but if you look close enough, you’ll notice Someone Was Here…

I’ll take that piece of advice any day! :)

This shop above, on the other hand, has pretty much got life figured out. I still haven’t seen it open, though, so I can’t tell you if their food is as good as their motto.

I actually took these photos on the walk from my new neighborhood to my old one. Don’t you just love this juxtaposition of pretty fence and wild plants? And just a few meters away from the city hall!

I also find it hard to resist signs whose style reminds me of other, older times…

Of course, it’s my weekend excursion, you know there’s always one thing that comes up: a street band! :) This time with a particularly inspired lead man… :)

Oh yeah, and I’m still close to the river! Always a good thing.

And this fellow is just around the corner. I’m not a particularly big fan of horse statues, but this one looks somehow… friendly.

I think it’s a good sign. This neighborhood and I are going to be good friends, even if the friendship is short. :) I leave you with a sight that’s becoming quite ubiquitous, as London busily prepares for its free-city-bike scheme…

I hope you all have a busy (the good kind of busy) week! :)