Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Photo du jour: A beach by any other name

Small beach near Ko Olina, Hawaii...

As a fun contrast, this is also a beach...but in London (where my significant other is from). I like to wind him up (tease him) about it. ;)

{An August Break Continued post: Top photo taken on island of Oahu. Bottom photo of Bankside Beach taken in London, UK.}

43 comments:

K and S said...

london beaches remind me of osaka beaches...I am lucky I grew up in hawaii :)

Rosie said...

You know I really like London, but its beach simply can't compete with Hawaii!!! Sigh!!! Thanks for giving my eyes such a beautiful sight :-)

Jess said...

I think I would prefer Hawaii! Haha I'm sure London has other bonuses though!

lisa said...

These are lovely Jude!
How long were you in Hawaii? You have so many wonderful photos taken there!

kirstyb said...

i want to be on a beach right now xxx

Stacey said...

Wow, such a contrast! The first pic undoubtedly steals the show:-) xx

jeanette from everton terrace said...

What? They look almost the same. Ha. I always say, while we have many wonderful lakes, the beach is the only thing missing in Arizona. London could almost say the same thing - kidding Londers, kidding.

Ashley said...

Your Hawaii photos are amazing. You need to make a calendar. :) I've never been to both.

Nicole said...

Definitely SO very different! Have you ever been to the southern california beaches? ...esp the cliffs in sd? If not, you must go there someday! it's gorgeous!

Jeannie said...

Hawaii seems to be the place to be:)

Dancing Branflake said...

Haha! That is hilarious! Hawaii does have the best beaches in the world. But England does have fish and chips so...

Lee Oliveira said...

OH.. that beach in Hawaii is heaven..
I lived in London for so many years and I never knew they actually have beach over there.. lol
LOx

Café Bellini said...

Hahaha I love London but for beaches I'd rather go to Hawaii, thank you!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow now that's quite a difference! I'd tease him too, honestly. You're a lucky girl :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Beautiful.

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

That first beach? Wow. I'd love to teleport there right this very second.

angelcel said...

What a heavenly scene ...Hawaii, not London. I can't quite put my finger on it but somehow London doesn't quite have the same appeal. ;)

Annie said...

Ha fun contrast! I didn't even know London had beaches...
Have a great day! :)

justine said...

funny! my husband is australian and I take him to the pebbly beaches of brighton and kent!

Bombay Beauty said...

what a contrast! though there some afternoons when the water is low, the sun is shining, and people gather on the river near Southbank (I think I once saw someone on a couch there?) that it's not half bad... but it's not hawaii! xo bb

Stacey said...

You'll have to show your honey the comments on this post and have a good laugh. Thanks for popping by again. Things are hectic around here today(actually has been for the last week and a half, so no posting today). You're definitely my "homie" Jude:-). xx

S and O said...

OOh this is just sooo relaxing how I would love to be at one of those beaches right now ;)
xoxo
Olivia

ching said...

wow the beach there is awesome.

Cat said...

Talk about beach contrast :) No offense to your honey but I would pick Hawaii any day :) xo Cat

Kristin said...

The hubs and I were just talking about how much we're longing for a Hawaiian getaway last night. Le sigh.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I've never been to Hawaii but your pictures sure make me want to go!

Jude said...

Kat - I know EXACTLY what you mean! :)
Rosie - thanks so much - loving your recent florals for *my* sore eyes!
Jess - hahaha, true, London has other good stuff going on :)
Lisa - thanks so much! Try to go 2x/year and we take GBs of photos! (This is just a fraction I'm torturing everyone with! ;))
Kirsty - you must have lovely ones by the English sea! (not like London's Bankside :))
Stacey - hahaaa - I will have to tell the SO that! ;)
Jeanette - heehee (I may have turned off some Londoners myself). At least Arizona lakes are *gorgeous*!
Ashley - aw, thank you! You've got lovely Cali year round :)
Nicole - ooh, I'd love to see them someday! I bet I'd feel right at home :)
Jeannie - thanks so much! :)
Tiffany - haha, touche! It's darn hard to find decent fish & chips in the States! :)
Lee - lol, I didn't either! At least they have the one :)
Cafe Bellini - heehee, yes, the one thing London needs, real beaches!
Dawn - :) :) Haha, it truly *does* make me appreciate the Hawaii thing! :)
Krysten - thanks so much! :)
Amy - wouldn't mind some teleportation myself! (Life would be easier! :))
Angelcel - heehee, I guess London has it's limits sometimes ;)
Annie - haha, I truly didn't myself, it took a while for me to realize this was a beach! ;)
Justine - that is soo funny! I do tend to spend more time near English than Hawaiian waters sometimes - they have their own beauty (not the London beach, but other places - e.g., River Cam :))
BB - oh my gosh, I've seen the guy on a couch (made of sand, I think?!) It actually is a lovely area of London! I just couldn't resist the comparison after I heard a few Londoners go on about their very own beach being the best in the world! ;)
Stacey - thanks so much for dropping by - I'm sending good wishes that things will calm soon! Haha, I'm definitely showing the honey these for a great laugh! ;)
S and O - aw, thanks so much! :)
Ching - thank you! :)
Cat - haha, I guess I'll be showing him these comments soon enough (I think he'll understand :))
Kristin - aw, thanks! And thanks for dropping by! :)

Jude said...

Aw, thanks, Connie! Hope you get to go soon! :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

pretty pretty photos. I wanted to stop by today and let you know that I gave you two blogs awards because your awesome and leave the best comments. Yeah for you!

annette said...

Beautiful photos - well contrasted images!

Diana Mieczan said...

Those are beautiful:)...I love London as my mom lives there:) Hugs,sweetie

Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!

Isabel said...

my favourite beach is on gili trawangan in indonesia...its gorgeous!

Pretty Pink Penguin said...

The photo of the beach... so heavenly beautiful. I should go back to Hawaii one day, now it's so far... much easier to get there when I was in Japan. sigh.

AB HOME Interiors said...

Oh my. I really need to be in that first photo.
xo
amanda

Jude said...

Amber Blue Bird - aw, Congrats on your well-deserved awards and thanks so much for passing them on, that's so sweet of you! :)
Annette - thank you so much! :)
Diana - that's so awesome your mum lives there b/c you have a great excuse to visit! :) Thanks for the giveaway reminder - you have lovely giveaways!
Isabel - ooh, you're making me want to see it now! Love pretty beaches :)
PPP - I have the same problem when I'm in Europe, Hawaii is soo far away! Maybe this year I just need to stay in the States all year :)
Hope you're recovering from hols!
Amanda - haha, I would love to instantly be transported there now too! :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Wish I was here...

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Hawaii looks perfect, xx


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Meghan said...

waaahh, I want to be back in Hawaii so bad now!

Oh, My Darling said...

Wow! Oahu has a perfectly blue sky!

MarchMusings said...

What a contrast-lol! The first one is picture- perfect and the other is...!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Haha, omg, what a striking difference!!!

Rowena... said...

Italian beaches aren't that bad, but I still say Hawaii's white or black sand beaches kick beach bum butt!

Miss Giny said...

Wow ! the beach is gorgeous !
Beautiful shots !

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