England, London

Why is the Monument important to London?

In the heart of the financial district of London stands a 61 meters, (202 feet) Doric column, simply known as the Monument. It is an important landmark because it acts as a permanent reminder to the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the rebuilding of London from its ashes. It was built between 1671… Continue reading Why is the Monument important to London?

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Sky Garden in London

Are you planning a trip to London? Or are you simply looking for a place to visit in London? Why not plan a visit to Sky Garden and enjoy breathtaking views of London's skyline for Free over cocktails or coffee? Here are 5 Reasons why I think that you should visit the Sky Garden. As… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Sky Garden in London

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What is Next to St Paul’s that has its origins in Medieval times? ~ Paternoster Square

As part of My City & My Town - Appreciating London Series, next door to St Paul’s, you will notice an archway which leads into Paternoster Square. This archway is Temple Bar, created by Sir Christopher Wren in 1672, and is made of Portland stone. The name “Temple Bar” originated from its position as a… Continue reading What is Next to St Paul’s that has its origins in Medieval times? ~ Paternoster Square

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#1 in My City & My Town – Appreciating London Series ~ What makes St Paul’s Cathedral in London a Special Place to Visit?

One of my special places in My City & My Town, Appreciating London is St Paul’s Cathedral. For many of you who follow me on Instagram, you may have guessed this already, no doubt, given my several feeds on this iconic building. My interest in this iconic building is not only limited to its architectural… Continue reading #1 in My City & My Town – Appreciating London Series ~ What makes St Paul’s Cathedral in London a Special Place to Visit?

England, London

My City & My Town – Appreciating London, retracing my footsteps

Don’t know about you guys, but as the year draws to a close, and in any case, since Thanksgiving, I have been reflecting on what the year has been so far and my journey in life. For the most part 2018 has been a rewarding year - I travelled a lot more, achieved academia success and admire the success of my hard-work unfold, my kids who are My Pride and Joy! There has also been crossroads where I had to make tough calls, decisions and embark on choices which only time will tell if it was the correct one. I am thankful for all its blessings and challenges. This exercise has made me more analytical, helped me to remove emotions, step