chaiwalla Happy birthday to the biggest ray of sunshine in my life; mum. You mean the world and more to me. Have a super great day and see you next week!! (she's going to be sending me off on my journey to the States and South America). This family portrait is probably my most treasured possession. I love every about it. Especially my mums content and cheerful expression... and my blue steel. I've no idea why I wasn't looking at the camera!! The photo was taken under blossoming trees in my beloved Victoria Park - an area of which I lived for 7 years, even at some point with my sister, and a place that holds so many great and personal memories from my time in London. 5h
  •   chaiwalla @h_cato hehe chaimumma! 2h
  •   pdahv Happy birthday to your mom 2h
  •   elbow_macaroni 1,000th, yay me! ...but more importantly, YAY MUM! 2h
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  •   domgilr Happy birthday to your mum Allan! 1h
  •   afternoon99noon Great shot, Happy birthday ur mum 58min
  •   mevisualartist i love that kind of treasures!happy birthday to your mum! Please let me know when you will arrive to the South! 45min
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chaiwalla Selfie, it's Friday.
New profile pic. Saying that this'll be a photo that may destruct shortly but wanted to get it out there again. Since watching Finding Vivian Meier I've been on the hunt to find some clever selfie opportunities. However this is a way #latergram tbh. If you've not seen this documentary film. Watch it. Be inspired. You won't regret it. :)
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  •   riomonka @chaiwalla yo bro haha im the guy who helped out with the dishes :) great acount and creativity. Makes me want to spread my wings and get out there. Let me know if you want to meet up and photograph these days, I can do some breaking poses ;) 3d
  •   cnnuiufo 这个有创意 3d
  •   rich__ Genius Allan! Gotta see that film too.. Sounds fascinating 2d
  •   unaqualunque Genius 2d
  •   jurgenever Very Pastafarian selfie. Cool! 1d
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  •   bittadesign Awesome! 9h
  •   saroskybird An everyday ritual turned a corner 4h

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chaiwalla That time the sunset created beautiful rainbow like colours on the sea. Polignano, Italy. 1w

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chaiwalla Beautiful Scottish blues.

This view is from the blustery coastal walk from Stonehaven to Dunottarr Castle that I did last week. In other news I am really existed to announce that I've bought my ticket to California for mid September (please shout if you're from the San Fran or LA area). After this I am planning to head down to Columbia and Peru to do some serious trekking. Then, who knows. Really looking forward to the year ahead!!
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  •   d_brainwave Safe travels! I am looking forward to great pictures! 1w
  •   jane0brien Beautiful 1w
  •   sand_ra19 So pretty! 7d
  •   tdtventure Like your photos , especially your portraits. Your comments are most interesting. Enjoy your trip to Colombia and Peru...the food is great in both countries. 6d
  •   whatalexloves Ahh, so happy for you! Can't wait to see pictures from all your fabulous trips. 6d
  •   crisrjrs Amazing 5d

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chaiwalla York Old Town.

When I arrived in York I was hit by a wave of memories of arriving here as a child and being greeted by my grandparents that lived here. Later I took this photo and @eastcoasttrains shared it on their account. The next day my mother told me how the building to the left with the white fire alarm outside is where my grandfather had worked for years and years at the Potato Marketing company! Anyhow I thought that was a nice little story to add to the picture. I now feel there is some sentimental connection to it.
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chaiwalla I certainly wouldn't mind staying here.

So I'm home now (well, back at my parents) from my jolly jaunt up to the North of the UK. Thanks to @eastcoasttrains for getting me to each destination in comfort and style and with superb service. I'm sure I'll be sharing "latergrams" for weeks to come and don't forget to check out @eastcoasttrains for the photos of mine they'll be sharing over there over the next few days. #ilovetrains
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chaiwalla Happy times down olde worlde Owengate, Durham.
#unpromptedjumpstagram
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chaiwalla Holy light.

Durham Cathedral is in MIND BLOWN territory. The interior of this cathedral... well my words just won't do it justice and unfortunately you were not really allowed to take pictures in here. I could of spent hours wandering the majestic aisles. It's only a short walk up the hill from the station so if you're ever thinking of heading up to the North East I highly recommend a visit. #ilovetrains @eastcoasttrains
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chaiwalla Traditional kilts and a nice brolly.

From a little walk around Edinburgh on Sunday whilst on my @eastcoasttrains adventure.
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chaiwalla Hello! I'm back in the UK on a four day #ilovetrains tour capturing why people love travelling by rail. I'll be visiting locations including Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Leeds and my university city of Newcastle. Please do follow my images over at @eastcoasttrains.

This shot was taken on the Royal Mile in a buzzing but rather rainy Edinburgh. Hurricane Bertha won't ruin my fun!
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chaiwalla Laura.

My sister is like me and will do many things in the name of art... or really just for a laugh. She's a good sport. This is a shot I took in February whilst we were staying in a winter cabin in Sweden. So far in this recent series the portraits have be #latergrams as they say so I'll try to capture new stuff going forward. This shot looks pretty cool in a number of VSCO filters but I just like the purity of it as it is. 4/50
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chaiwalla Jonny.

Is this a portrait? Well I guess art is subjective isn't it and to me this is a portrait so let's call it a portrait. This is my pal Jonny and he has really taken to Instagram recently and I think he has a talent, such a good eye for spotting small and interesting things as he cycles through London. Miss you bud. 3/50
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chaiwalla Laura.

When peoples tops match walls you gotta stop and take a shot. This is my sister and one of the most inspirational people in my life and luckily one of my best friends. 2/50
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chaiwalla Dudley.

Before I joined Instagram I used to always take portrait photographs but somehow I seem to of let this slip in recent years, perhaps it's as I use a DSLR less and less. Well as I always love to challenge myself and grow as a photographer I have decided to try to take more portrait shots and aim to post 50 of them by the end of the year. Here is photo 1/50 of one of my best friends Dudley. Taken with an iPhone 5S, using flash, as we entered a dark basement of an abandoned hospital in Berlin.
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chaiwalla Today's letter is C. C for Cloud, Chaiwalla, Creativity... what else?

When I was in Elba earlier in the year I found this vintage and tattered, but very cute, Spanish and Italian dictionary. On the ferry home (just moments before my Raybans fell into the ocean, do you remember me dramatically telling you that? Haha) I snapped this shot.
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chaiwalla This was the incredibly stunning location for my final day in Italy and the #mypugliaexperience party (can you see the great stage they had set up on the beach!). During the evening they had screens looping photos from our experience. We'd had such a great time and forged such deep bonds that these photos caused many tears... but also laughs too! The night ended perfectly with @kimou53 and I taking a midnight swim in the bay! #heaven Polignano, Italy. 3w

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chaiwalla Sunday. Relax. Tremiti Isands, Italy. 3w

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chaiwalla Solo Sailor. Polignano, Italy. 4w

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chaiwalla Ok I admit it I was addicted to the white walls, alleys and façades of Ostuni. There I said it. Happy now?? ;) Well this is the last in today's little series anyway. Have a great weekend all. 4w

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chaiwalla Don't you just love sitting down at the end of a long day and taking one foot out of your slipper?! I'm serious. I love that feeling. I'm one of those people that loves to do this as soon as I sit on a plane too. Haha. #mypugliaexperience #notmynonni

In other news I recently did a wee interview, and shared some pictures, on London with the lovely peeps over at @globalyodel. Please feel free to check it out @ globalyodel.com/yodels/thepeople/
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