A Sunday morning walk in the city of London

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The older I grow, the more I appreciate the beauty of Sundays.

Anywhere I am in the world, Sundays give me an excuse to hit the pause button.

I love going for a long walk and taking my camera with me.

 

 

 

Especially given that we are now in Autumn: my favourite season of the year.

The Shard, London

The Shard, London

 

This weekend I was in London. Sunday mornings in London are amazing.

I was staying in the City of London area which is pretty quiet during weekends.

Just near my hotel was the historic Leadenhall Market.

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This is one of the oldest markets in London dating from the 14th century.

Harry Potter fans may recognise the market from the movie, Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s stone. where it features as the area of London near the Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley. For all the Bollywood movie lovers, you may recognise the market from the hit film, Love Aaj Kal.

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Along my beloved iPhone 6, I had the chance to try out the camera of the new Asus Zenfone 2. It is a budget smartphone, so for those of you looking for something a bit affordable than the iPhone, this is a good choice.

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I really like the colours, even thought they might be little over saturated. Note that these photos are completely unedited.  The screen brightness is a slight issue.

 

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Otherwise, it is a pretty nifty phone camera.

Just a short walk from Leadenhall Market, just by the river, I discovered the St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge church.

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Dedicated to the Earl of Orkney, this church was built in the 11th century but badly destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was subsequently rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren.

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The church has featured in books like Dickens ‘Oliver Twist’ in the scene where Nancy heads for her secret meeting with Mt Brownlow and Rose Maylie on London Bridge.

The church’s spiritual and architectural significance is highlighted in TS Eliot’s The Waste Land where the author notes in a footnote that “the interior of St Magnus Matyr is to my mind one of the finest among Wren’s interiors.”

 

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Other things to look out for including a piling from the Roman river wall at the entrance to the church that dates back to AD 75.

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After the exiting the church, I walked down the Thames River.

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Beautiful blanket of autumn mist shrouding London Bridge.

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Before winding back to the hotel, I checked out the monument dedicated to the Great Fire of London.

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Constructed between 1671 and 1677 this is the tallest isolated stone column in the world.

I hope you enjoyed my short Sunday walk through London. All pictures barring 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 were taken with the Asus Zenphone 2. It has a powerful 4GB processor, plenty of memory , perfect for streaming, video and gaming. Not a bad a phone for a Sunday at all.

 

 

You can find out more details and buy this phone pop over to the Asus shop.  Let me clearly state that Asus provided me with the phone to review but all views expressed here are clearly my own. 

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