Day 1 London – You know I hummed and harred about coming to London, and I have to say I am so happy I came here now. Right up until this morning I came to London with no itinerary, nothing planned to see or do. I just went with the flow. I have had the most magnificent day here and London has really surprised me. It has been picture perfect, blue sky, about 21 degrees and you can tell there is an air of excitement here with the Queen’s Jubilee just gone and the 2012 Olympics right around the corner.
I began the day by walking across from my accom to Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are so incredibly beautiful with all the spring flowers out. So happy to have that across the road from me so I can relax and play. Then I went onto Buckingham Palace and once again luck was on my side with a marching band just starting up and walking down the Mall as I was walking past. Had front row centre to rattle off shots with them and Buckingham Palace in the background 🙂 Then it was onto Number 10 Downing Street, Big Ben, Westminster Hall, London Eye and finally to London Bridge (it’s not falling down despite the song). Walking along the River Thames I struck photo gold because the walkway somehow had flooded in about half a foot of water? At ground level the shots I took have the perfect mirror reflection of trees and people in them. In a way, the people look like they are walking on water.
I have now got one of those hop on hop off bus passes and the bus drops me off at my accom door, yay for saving leg power! So for the next couple of days I will make my way around London jumping off at different spots and exploring. I really do like this place and so does the camera 🙂