rewind: edinburgh, scotland - july 2019

I always liked Scotland as an idea, but now, as a reality, I like it far better; it furnished me with some hours as happy almost as any I ever spent.
— Charlotte Bronte
View of city skyline from Edinburgh Castle

View of city skyline from Edinburgh Castle

I’ve been busy. I recently launched my business Instagram page and updated parts of my website. As I was organising my computer files and working my way through my summer photographs, I realised I had some long overdue Edinburgh images to share.

I took these photos during our 48 hours in Scotland. The weather was in no way behaving the day we visited the city. And for the first three hours, the heavens decided to open with torrential rains. Lucky us. Regardless of the rain we still managed to see Edinburgh Castle, poke our heads in some bookshops along West Port and walk along the Royal Mile.

edinburgh scotland summer rainy codebase
victoria princes st edinburgh scotland
edinburgh skyline architecture scotland

soho road, birmingham - august 2019

soho road birmingham asian bus coach station

This was the week my husband and I were suppose to be visiting Canada. Unfortunately for bureaucracy, rejected visas and passport discrimination, we did not make it to the other side of the ocean. On the bright side, I recently purchased a Canon 5D Mark III. I drove myself on a Tuesday morning to Soho Road, located in the northern part of Birmingham. It is an area largely populated by Sikhs of South Asian ancestry, it’s not uncommon to hear Polish, Urdu, and Hindi being spoken at the various fruit markets.

birmingham soho road shopo signs
birmingham soho road market asian woman colourful plastic chairs
birmingham uk asian market soho road