It’d be at least one more month before I’m gonna start jet-traveling again. While I’m kinda excited to come up with hopefully renewed ideas and blogging materials, I can’t help but feeling the urge of slotting in at least another blog entry about another place that I went to during my trip to Europe earlier this year. May I present to you…..
Portsmouth is a city located in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the South coast of England. It is the United Kingdom's only island city and is located on Portsea Island. I went there on a damn cloudy and windy and freezing cold day so I gotta be excused for all the lame and forced smiles in ALL the pictures that I put up here. Believe me, my visit to Portsmouth was the reason why I had to reconsider celebrating Christmas in London next year. I don’t think I can survive even a single winter day in England.
The bus that I took from Guildford had taken me right to the center of the recently developed area known as Gunwharf Quays. It was within a walking distance to the iconic Spinaker Tower and Gunswharf Quays Shopping Centre. The rooftop of the bus station building itself is a good open platform from where you can view a major part of the harbor area.
I had come to realize that the architecture of the buildings in Portsmouth is quite different from most other cities in England. I’d say they represent the modernized architectural features but in the same time maintaining the typical English (brown- bricked) architecture that are commonly seen all over England.
Sumptuous restaurants and cafes with eye-catching façade are scattered all over the city which was quite an advantage for a non-muslim like me. Unfortunately, gotta tell you that halal foods are not quite easy to find in Portsmouth. It'd be just a good idea to tapau around..
I happened to see this when I was running for cover from the worsening rain and I compulsively came in. I am not sure if it was plainly the usual curiosity or because of the clearly stated ‘Free Admission’. LOL!
But then, I later realized how lucky I was to have come in. I got to learn things that had never come anywhere within my limited thinking ability. The expo emphasized very much on the fact that we, humans have never changed from the time we were created. There is no such thing as evolution.
Of so many things that are said about evolution of human genes inside the expo room, I found this quite spiritual. Yeah, we all came from Adam and Eve. Errr, it’s in the Bible kan..?
So, it is here where the body of Darwin and all his crap has been 'buried'.
Portsmouth, besides being one of the major ports in England is quite popular for being a shopping hub. The Gunwharf Quays itself is full of shops offering a vast variety of goods to choose from. You know you're going in the right direction when you come through this underground passage. It is the only public entrance to the Gunwharf Quays area.
And the Gunwharf Quays Shopping Centre is just a perfect place to fulfill your shopaholic drives.