This is where I grew up and currently reside.
Thornton Heath - Thornton Heath Festival 2011 (My neighbourhood.)
Electric Avenue, Brixton (Where that song comes from.)
Actually, I love telephone boxes in general.
This was normal growing up here.
I've hung out here, even smoked a J here once or twice, I think once on one of those lions too.
[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf1KaRjOg9g"]Home sweet home.[/YOUTUBE]
Denmark Street (A.k.a Tin Pan Alley)
[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIEsmGzo2UE"]Parks are great.[/YOUTUBE]
Hyde Park ('My Park')
I've ran into so many random things here, including a Foo Fighters concert, the Tour de France!?
(Which really messed up my entrance into the park and I was meeting someone there,
and the UEFA trophy in 2011 when President Obama was in town and I had to be in London too
and the person I was with decided to avoid all that, I was showing somebody around London.)
That's not the River Thames in that picture, that's a lake called the Serpentine.
Many parks around London have exotic birds, St. James Park has real life flamingos, Battersea Park
has real life peacocks... I chased them all when I was like 4 or 5; that was fun
- Yeah, that stuff goes over your head, but, those birds were/are cool.
I used to play with those birds, like, for real, as a child I played with them and now...
Flamingos and peacocks, are cool but, I'm just so used to them.
Hyde Park, has a bird that I didn't play with as a child because... I didn't go to Hyde Park then. - They have
maple leafs everywhere, like, the underground station to Hyde Park has maple leafs in
the design of the mosiacs there, and that park has canadian geese; and, just like the flamingo and
the peacock, I just ASSUMED that that bird was British, until somebody told me they were Canadian.
How they knew I'd never know but they was right. and suddenly, all the maple leafs made sense.
Pelicans are little sh*ts , but they're cool, I think they hang out in Regent's Park or something.
According to google though, they're from St. James Park, but they fly over to Regent's Park to steal
the fish from the zoo at Regent's Park.
Where I'm from; arranged in order of South to North.
Now more from the Hood.
I'm around the corner from the gay tennis club.
Well, it's for everybody but still, this made me laugh.
This is also around the corner from my house.
St John's Congregational Church. (Church I was christened in.)
This is on the road that's on the other side of the junction at the top of my road.
I remember when that happened, the guy ran naked to the church with a machete.
St. Andrew's Catholic Church
There is this place that used to be a car dealership, but now it's WAY COOL! I once handed out a leaflet/flyer for
the neighbourhood watch to this place and wow. Plus they have the coolest parties and parades ever,
it's like a slice of paradise right around the corner from me.
Sakthy Ghanapathy Hindu Temple
This is just one of their parties.
This the top of my road and the shops along the main road that my road is off of.
My Liesure Centre (GYM/Pool/Sauner) (It's like a 5 minute walk from mine, it's so
local, I pretend I have a really really big house and that the roads and higshtreet, to this place;
is my hallway.
My Tesco (24/7, great for ethnic foods and snacks too, as well as the basics.)
All this stuff plus the shops bars and resturants here plus my liesure centre, train station and bank...
Are all around the corner from me. There's like 5 mechanics and 2 other 3 other churches too.
And betting shops/bookies, there's like 3 or 4 of them near me, if you're into that sort of thing.
This is the Brit School, a stage school, that's 10 minutes walk from my house in the other direction, it's actually near my 'other' bus stop.