Down on the Allotment

What's happening down on the allotment? An intimate account of a passionate veggie grower.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tourist in My Own Town!

It was half day Friday today, time to play Tourist in My Own Town! First stop was only a couple of stops on the tube. Borough Market, a real foodie heaven. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!




Then I took the tube to Rotherhithe in the London Docklands to visit the Brunel Museum. www.brunel-museum.org.uk is where you'll find it (I appear to have lost my facility to link) An astounding engineering feat in the 19th century whereby Marc Brunel and his more famous Son Isambard Kingdom Brunel built a tunnel under the River Thames. The first time this had been done anywhere in the world!


A small museum run by volunteers, lovely cup of tea,home made cake and chats provided!

11 Comments:

At 8:34 PM, Blogger Ribbit said...

Fantastic. These are my favorite posts. How nice that everything is so accessable to you. We'd have to drive hours to get anywhere cool or historical.

 
At 12:30 AM, Blogger Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Wonderful produce! Nice bit of info about Brunel Museum.

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Jo said...

It's amazing just what history is on our doorstep if we look for it. Looks like you had a great afternoon out. I don't know about the Stinking Bishop though, does it really smell?

 
At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Damo said...

Great pictures I've always wanted to go and have a browse round the big London markets.

 
At 4:01 PM, Anonymous kitsapFG said...

The vegetable and food displays are beautiful. I could spend alot of time just wandering through the choices! The museum and neighborhood it is located in are just charming.

 
At 4:56 PM, Blogger mangocheeks said...

Thanks for sharing the photos esp of the veg: I was never a fan of rhubarb until I started growing my own. Can't wait to see some here soon. I am smacking my lips just at the thought of it. Yum.

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger John said...

It's always fun playing tourist at home. Looking through a camera lens at a place you've stopped noticing is a great way to appreciate where you live.

 
At 2:43 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

What a lovely day, thank you for taking us with you xx Oh I wish we had London on the doorstep!

 
At 10:44 PM, Blogger Matron said...

Jo - yes the stinking bishop really does smell! a pungent smell of cheeeese, but a gorgeous mild taste!

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Thanks for the tips. Aim to pull in both on a future visit.
Rob

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Yummo!

 

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