Saturday, 6 February 2010

Tourist

So anyway, it's Friday afternoon, I am sitting on the 15.39 train to London Liverpool Street, listening to my fellow passengers chatting and I suddenly realised that I was the only British person in the compartment! Granted, the train I was on originates from Stansted Airport so it's often packed with people who have just arrived from a flight! But it got me thinking that because we live a shortish (37 minute) train journey from London, we take it for granted and don't really make a big thing about the sights and sounds we see when we get up there. So when I got off the train and started my walk towards my husband's office, I thought I would play at being a tourist and take a few snaps of my own. So, here is Tower Bridge, looking lovely in the late afternoon winter sunshine. I took this as I was walking across London Bridge. After I crossed the Thames, I walked down the ziggy zaggy steps that lead down to the embankment and looking back across where I had just walked I took a photo of this view. London Bridge, with the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in the distance. Photo taken, I continued walking beside the river, and when I saw this, I knew I was nearly there. This is what my husband sees if he looks out the office window. The HMS Belfast, with Tower Bridge in the background. So folks, that is my very short guided tour of the walk from London Liverpool Street to Hays Galleria. Then of course I met up with my husband, we caught the Jubilee Line underground to the O2 arena and here is the scrap-able photo of me about to go in to see Strictly Come Dancing on Tour!
It was an amazing show and I enjoyed it so much. But that is officially the end of my Christmas presents now!

8 comments:

humel said...

You did pretty well to make Christmas last till now lol... Glad you had a good time :-)

scrappyjacky said...

Glad you enjoyed it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love London and would love to go back, although I think it was the most expensive place I've visited! I live 35 minutes from San Francisco (and work there) but also don't stop often enough to look at it like a tourist. Thanks for the intriguing post.
rinda

Rhona said...

I love that top photo of Tower Bridge. You're so right, we do take London for granted and sometimes it's fun to stop and enjoy the sights. Hope you enjoy your show!

Sian said...

Great tour Deb! A trip to London is a full scale holiday for us, so it's fascinating to see a daytripper view. I'll bet you did enjoy that show too :)

Amy said...

Great photos Deb! It is easy to take for granted living where we do - I should do the same thing for Melbourne.
Glad you had a good time - Christmas lasted a long time this year ;-)

RachelB said...

Great piccys, Glad you had a good time Deb. Did Jade dance? :)

Denise said...

Looks like you had a great time,and we do so take it for granted that we can get to London so quickly,and what a great view from his office.