North West London

It's amazing what you find in your own neighbourhood.

The Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (also known as the Neasden Temple) is the biggest Hindu temple outside of India. Made from 5,000 tons of Italian marble and Bulgarian limestone, carved in India and assembled on site, it sits, quite oddly, on the North Circular (North London's main highway).


The main gates


The steps up to the Mandir


Close-up detail from an exterior wall.
Although I went inside, no photography was allowed.

On the way home I walked past "the home of football".
Except football wasn't home.



The Wembley Stadium, being built by an Australian company, is over schedule and over budget and it'll probably be crap when it opens (so it matches the English Premier League then).