Walking in London this is something you see a lot. Here in the states, not so much. So of course, seeing these beauties when we were in London, I had to get the shot.
Thought I’d randomly post a photo I took in London in May. The London Eye is a photographers dream. Interesting structure, loads of different perspectives, and it’s situated in a fantastic spot.
We’ve been home now for almost a month. I’m missing traveling this morning. Feeling nostalgic about our time in the United Kingdom. Maybe it’s time to crack open the scotch and get a little U.K. flavor running through my veins. Before work, or after? (yeah, yeah… I’ll wait, even if I don’t want to)
Covent Garden, London, is known for many things. Mostly for it’s outdoor market atmosphere and trendy shops. It’s also known as the area where Mary Poppins sold flowers. Pretty cool place really. We bought a trivet from one of the vendors.
In front of Buckingham Palace is the Victoria Memorial.
St. James Park, the Queen’s park, was full of all kinds of wildlife. Pigeons and squirrels were just some of them. They are obviously used to having man around.
We strolled away from Trafalgar Square past Downing Street and the Prime Minister’s residence, behind gates of course, and Whitehall, where many of the working government buildings are, to where the Queen’s Royal Horse Guard is. They are horsemen. This guy, and others, were posted outside to guard it. I don’t know how long their shifts are, but this is what they do. Apparently it’s a huge honor and only the best of the best get these positions. This guy could probably kill us in one move with ninja style quickness if he wanted. They are all that good. All I have to say is… nice hat.
Day two in London found us in Trafalgar Square with Mary and Martin looking at his church, St. Martin in the Fields church. Doesn’t the back of Martin’s head look holy in this shot? I think it’s because he’s in front of his church.
Ben is pretty big, if you ask me. It’s attached to the Palace of Westminster, also known as the houses of parliament. Lots going on right now here about all the members of parliament and their expense reports. Europeans don’t take this stuff lightly, and neither does their press. Pretty wild. Totally beautiful and impressive building. Across the Thames and down just a bit from the London Eye.
For all the ins and outs, whys and such check out the Millennium Wheel at Wikipedia. Kind of interesting.
You can’t miss this as you walk along the river. It’s massive, a tad strange, and kind of awesome. There is nothing quite like the London Eye.