May 15, 2012

She Called Herself London
























I was last in London about 15 years ago and only for a couple of days, so I didn't really have time to explore beyond the most famous sites and landmarks. This time, I made sure I had plenty of time to stroll and discover, and I was astonished by how colorful London is. Much more so than Paris. Perhaps it's because the climate is colder and grayer, and people need the color to lift their mood. Here are some of my favorite streets, doorways, and windows.

21 comments:

tinajo said...

You've really found some gems, these houses are like cotton candy! :-)

Sally's Heartful Creations said...

lovely!

christine said...

Its only really Notting Hill that is that colourful TBH....the rest of the city is either white or brown or red brick. x

Irene said...

Thank you!
Christine: Mostly (and most famously) Notting Hill, but I found streets like this in Chelsea and Kentish Town as well.

Eline said...

Lovely! I've been in Londen last week and I did not see these kind of pretty and colorful houses :(

Unknown said...

I LOVE your work! I bought the Paris 2012 calendar months ago and I love staring at it for inspiration and nostalgic memories of my Parisian honeymoon <3 Thanks for sharing these gifts!

-Virginia Jester

AriadnaBach said...

those are delightful colors!
Thanks for sharing your work, really amazing.

Kate said...

Wow, what beautiful photos! These houses are so cute - the colours are just so pretty! x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

Keren - The Brown Trading Co. said...

Absolutely love these images. Yes I remember when I lived just off Kings Road in Chelsea how I loved to see these terrace houses.

Keren
xx

Charmaine said...

what beautiful photos, I especially love the 3rd one! Notting Hill is very lovely, those houses in particular are very pretty. I live in London and sometimes I forget how pretty it can be! I love your photos of Richmond Park too, one of my favourite places for a weekend stroll!

Lady in Red said...

Oh, wow! I'm blog surfing, looking for new blogs to follow.... what a jackpot! I love your photos of London!... Beautifully done... Thanks for sharing these and now I'm really looking forward to what you post next. When I was in London a couple of years ago I was struck by the gardens some of the houses had.

Lady in Red said...

Oh no... I'm already crazy romantic - and now I just looked at some of your wedding pictures and I'm going to melt. You capture the feeling so perfectly........ wow!

Noemi said...

Lovely!!! :)

Polly said...

Hello, which part of London is this? I have to say most of London is crowded and grey so it was lovely to come across these photos. I live near London so would love to wander in this area

Laura said...

I've just been to London and I saw nothing like this, I obviously wasn't looking hard enough! I want to go back now! Beautiful pictures :)

lola said...

London is so beautiful on those shots! You have a great blog in here, followed!xx

Marcie said...

I don't think I've ever noticed this color in London either. Thanks for allowing me to re-visit thru your eyes. Wonderful series of colorful images!

JASR said...

i didn't thought london had some colorful buildings... beautiful photos! =)

tRiSh said...

My other suggestion is that they colored their house to find it: they all have the same house in a street. I loved it when I visited but I wondered how they'd find their house when they come home at night, a tiny bit drunk. ;)
It really reminds me of Ghent (Belgium), where I live. I know that if I had a house like these, I'd definitely want to have a special color. =)
Thanks for sharing those beautiful colorful pictures.

D├ęcor Alley said...

Hi,

I love them and looking forward to visit London! I love your work Irene..It is really gorgeous! now looking at your store to pick one to inspire me all day long :)

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