A look at my life on the go, and the things I enjoy the most about the places I visit and the people I meet.
There is this big, beautiful world out there just waiting for you to explore it, and I believe
you have to do it now or forever wish you had.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Views of London
I have spent a couple of quiet trips in London, just wandering around the neighborhoods.
I have had a room on the top floor of the hotel, with a wonderful panorama of the city.
Just watching the changing light over the city is a pleasure. The sky was gray when I first arrived,
changed to a vivid blue,
then a glorious gold washed over the scene.
In the foreground of the photo below you can see the Natural History Museum
Admission here is free, and I sometimes walk over for breakfast or lunch. They have several great restaurants, and you can browse whichever exhibit interests you, before or after a meal. The architecture of the building is alone worth the trip.
The white tower behind the Natural History Museum is the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Near our hotel is a wonderful French bakery called Paul. I was so pleased when they opened in London.
Everytime that I come here, I make sure that I stop in for a rhubarb tarte. It is wonderfully tart and tasty,
and, with a frothy latte, the ideal pick-me-up when I arrive after a long flight and want to keep going.
One more thing that I truly love about London is the variety of people you meet, and the many types of food that are available. So many ethnic groups and nationalities blend and always make it an interesting adventure.
Many of the young people who work in the restaurants are from other countries. Some are in London to attend school, other to work and/or get a better command of the English language. I always enjoy chatting with them and hearing their stories.