Hometown Boy - London
Well it’s the weekend so I thought I would share my hometown with you.
I spent the first 22 years of my life in London before moving to Asia in 1989. I don’t very often go back. Using Asia as a base to explore the World is kind of ideal, but once in a while it’s good to go back.
This time around it was a passport renewal, but I had plenty of time to stalk my old neighborhood.
The house of my childhood, my prep school, my first job, and my first date all in this one picture.
Riccardo’s used to be a Tapas bar and I got fired as a waiter there when a customer complained. He’d ordered a glass of fresh orange juice, which I served. “This is not fresh” he quipped, at which I responded “It is fresh sir! I opened the carton myself”.
Not much has changed in all these years compared to transformations we have witnessed in Singapore, Shanghai and other cities. This perhaps is the beauty of European cities. Houses can be hundreds of years old, Georgian, Edwardian etc whereas in Asia, houses have a life expectancy of 40-50 years.
What follows are just some random pictures of My London Town. Incidently, the title picture was taken through a window in Kensington Palace using no filters. The windows however, were orange tinted!
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