Sunday, 24 October 2010

There's a Zulu on my stoep...

The images below are stick figures that I saw in the spare bedroom of my uncles house. I captured them to share with you because they remind me of the history lessons on the Zulu's I learnt at school. In particular Shaka Zulu's war tactics like cow horn formation which won the Zulu's many a victory over the invading foreign enemies who came with rifles. The Zulu warriors are some of the greatest when we think of African history and as it is currently Black History Month, I could not think of a better way to mark the occasion than to celebrate the strength of Africa...
This figure is my Shaka Zulu



Read more about Shaka Zulu here

The Official London Tour #10 - 30 things to do before 30

I have kicked off my 30 things before 30 challenge with The official London Tour and River Cruise which is #10 on my list. I had the pleasure of doing the tour with my dad and my sister and I must say we had a blast!
The thing I love most about London is the buildings. The traditional architectural styles of the Victorian, Edwardian and Elizabethan eras are exquisite and timeless in my book. I could spend all day looking at these buildings and taking in the intricate carving and sculpting of their fa├žades and appreciating their historical significance. The tour was therefore a particular treat for me which we took via the Red route of  The Original Tour (London Sightseeing) Company.  London is a city I would recommend anyone visit for is architectural heritage, multi-cultural mix and wonderful sights.

                                      


The highlights!
Aside from the river cruise and buildings which I loved! The best part of the day was having tea at The Grosvenor, Victoria which my Dad treated us to at the end of the day. You know how you pass posh hotels but never go in because you know that their price list is over exaggerated and you cant justify forking out to dine or have drinks there? (Don't get me wrong I don't mean up market bistro's or classy lounges, no they are totally within reach, I mean seriously upmarket as in the Grosvenor and Dorchester level of upmarket!). Anyway, we get back to Victoria at the end of the tour and river cruise and my dad says he will treat us to afternoon tea. We are like great! And then he says in there (there pointing to The Grosvenor! To which I was like yep!  I'm in!)  The Grosvenor is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! Luxury that should be illegal and ambiance that is second to none, a real treat indeed!


The Buildings and Monuments
The following are some of the images I took during the London bus tour







The photo-Ops
Pics of us out and about in London


The Cruise




The Tower of London


By the river




And that in a nutshell was our day out touring London :)


The End


To see the full list of 30 things to do before 30, click here.

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