Easter Trip: London

Marble Arch

This is my second set of photos I am publishing on my easter trip. However, I would like to post on London first, then return to Bath on Friday for Sky Watch Friday. This is because I found that a lot of my photos taken in Bath have very nice skies. So those of you who are also Sky Watch Friday readers do tune in.

At first when I was preparing my materials for London, I was thinking... Hmm... I presumed London would be well blogged about, and I pondered for quite awhile whether should I blog about it, but then I stumbled across an interesting topic that had always disturbed me. So I've decided to give it a go.

I think without the need of much introductory, most of you would have guessed that the photo above and the photo below are the Marble Arch, and the Big Ben with the London Eye to its left respectively.

Big Ben

Then here comes the burning question which had been always disturbing me. I happened to see this in a souvenir shop next to the Tower of London; an armor suit. From the photo below, may I draw your attention to the groin area of the armor. Does anyone know the reason for that to be ahem... so hugely protruded? Please let us know. Here's a topic that you may want to blog about; is this specific to a English armor or is it a common component on most armor? Or is this just a copy used for display purposes? Because what is the use of designing that part protruding? I mean if you want to protect it, there are many ways of doing it. Could it be used as a tool to humiliate their enemies? Or could it be a symbol of bravery? Or may be it was just a fashion statement? What's your take on this?

Armor at Tower of London

Anyone from the fashion industry? I would love to hear your opinion on this.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge
For this week Sky Watch Friday, I will roll out the first of the series of photos I've taken during my Easter trip. The photo above is Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.

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iPhone: Worth Waiting?

Soon iPhone OS 3.0 will be launched and rumours that the third generation of iPhone may be introduced together. So is it worth the wait? I would like to make it clear that when I used the term third generation iPhone, I do not mean iPhone 3G, but the third generation of iPhone.

Coinciding with the Summer launch of iPhone OS 3.0 is Nokia N97. The Nokia N97 had been making waves in the recent mobile conferences and was listed 3rd in T3 Hot 100. On top of that it comes with a 5 Megapixel camera and a full QWERTY keyboard. With these specifications and the Ovi Store, Nokia will surely win over some existing iPhone users.

Blackberry has also caught up with the competition with Curve 8900, Bold 9000, and Storm offering a 3.2 Megapixel camera. With the introduction of Blackberry's App World and Owners Lounge, Blackberry has risen up to the game.

Come on Apple! Surprise everyone with a new generation of iPhone this Summer. Launching iPhone OS 3.0 alone is not enough.

Dusk at Stonehenge

Dusk at Stonehenge
This photo was taken at Stonehenge, UK on 27 December 2008.

What Will You Do Over Easter?

What will you be doing over Easter? I'm planning a trip to travel around the south of Britain.

The image above is my drafted plan. I'm really looking forward to it.

Happy Easter!

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