LONDON-phonebooth

Guten Tag!

A few weeks ago, the man and I took a more or less spontaneous trip to London for the weekend. It was MARVELOUS! I have wanted to see London for a long time. As a kid, most of my “travel” was done through books, and many of my favorites, from Charles Dickens’ novels to the Sherlock Holmes stories–were set in London. So when I was composing my 30 Before 30 list, it’s no surprise that London was one of the first places I wrote down. I’d always imagined it as a bustling, energetic and somewhat mysterious place; I found it to be all of that and then some. I think this is a city that I’ll be visiting time and time again.

 

En route to London, on the train from Stanstead Airport.

We passed Olympic Stadium. I wish we

One of the things I loved most about London was the juxtaposition of the old and the new. It makes for surprising, contradictory scenes...

...like this monument in a small park, stuck in the middle of the city's financial district.

We made a trip to Brixton Market on a Saturday--such a fun, energetic experience.

 

We caught a movie at Picadilly Circus (The Avengers, it was awesome.).

 

Of course, I HAD to take a picture by one of the iconic red phone booths.

 

And we definitely had to eat fish and chips.

 

We could have easily stayed for a week; sadly, we only had a weekend.

But trust me, London--we WILL be back.

Check out my Facebook page later in the week for even MORE photos!