Remembering London - In Photos

Posted on 11. Oct, 2012 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, Photo Posts, United Kingdom

I know I said I wasn’t writing about London anymore.

But let’s be honest - I can’t help myself when it comes to this place. I was browsing through my (many) photo albums while planning my next visit in November. I’ve seen LOTS of things in London and yet I feel I’ve seen so little. So in the hopes of discovering new favorites during my next trip, I’ve selected my favorite photos of the classic landmarks of London, to try and finally put them behind me.

Because I don’t know about you - but whenever I see Big Ben, my heart swells a little bigger.

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St.Paul’s Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge

A south bank pub

While there are the obvious, majestic landmarks we see in the movies, there are also thousands of pubs in London that are worth a stop for a pint - and is there something that screams more ‘English icon’ than that, really? I honestly would rather not know how many liters of ciders I ingested while I lived in London. But I can definitely recall the laughs, the stories and the people I was there with. That’s what pubs are about.

A few fine brews

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An unusual angle for Tower Bridge (NOT London Bridge!)

How ironic. “Singing in the rain”… in the rain.

The famous red phone booths

I remember how excited I was when I first saw one.

It was just around Trafalgar Square, and I squeaked little a pre-teen girl waiting in line to meet Justin Bieber. I ran to the booth as quickly as I could, asked my friend to take a picture of me in it.

And then I realized that the interior of these booths smells like piss and is plastered in “Gentlemen’s club” flyers. Can you say disappointment? Not exactly what I was expecting! I felt like I needed to scrub myself for hours to erase the smell and the bad vibes of this booth.

A greasy Fish&Chips eatery

One of the most underrated things to do in London - the markets.

Covent Garden in festive British mode

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Please mind the gap between the train and the platform.

The fabulous London Eye

One of my favorite views of the city. From one side you have the classic beauty of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, and on the other you have the ultra-modern, colorful London Eye. I think it represents the duality of London very well - the old and the new, the varied architecture, the tradition and the change.

What is your favorite London landmark? Do you prefer the new ones, or the old, classic ones?

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3 Responses to “Remembering London - In Photos”

  1. Sofie

    02. Nov, 2012

    I love London!
    I’ve been going there with my dad on our annual father-daughter trip for four years know. We actually saw “Singing in the Rain” last September :)
    Love your shot of the Millennium Bridge. Have one just like that, but then during daytime:)

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  2. Nicole

    09. Nov, 2012

    Beautiful photos, Marie!

    For me London is a city I love to hate - but some of the best people live there so I’m just going to keep going back. =)

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