Sunday, 30 May 2010

Two Girls Down South

Sunday, 30 May 2010
My gorgeous BFF came over from Canada and we had a few days in London.  I know, I'm rotten for not blogging in a while -- will these pictures do for now, until I catch my breath?

When we pulled into Kings Cross, they were filming the final scenes from the last Harry Potter film ... here is Platform 9 3/4's, and the Hogwarts Express! 
No really! I'm serious!



Lions in Trafalgar Square, with St Martin-in-the-Fields in the background.


I always take photographs where you're not supposed to take photos.  DON'T YELL AT ME it's my one vice to help exhaust my naturally rebellious nature.  This is the National Gallery - Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'.  I know, it's bad.  But it was only my phone - no flash.  Vincent wouldn't mind.


Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.  One of my favourite buildings, ever, ever, ever.


Isn't it beautiful?


Inside Westminster Abbey.  Somewhere else that you're not really supposed to take photos.  BUT ALWAYS have big boobs, and always buy a guide book, so that you can create a little hiding place for your camera phone beneath your cleavage with the book. Plus, where you put your hands with such an arrangement makes you look all pious and stuff, so like... people think you're in spiritual rapture and wonderment looking at the cathedral BUT REALLY YOU'RE JUST A TOTAL SNEAK.


Poets' Corner.  My favourite part of the whole Abbey; dedicated to England's finest scribblers.


Handel - hero!  Swoon!  And the famous north facade.


From half way up the London Eye...


...and all the way up!


What time is it?  Why, it's Pimms o'clock!
Quote of the afternoon:  "I love when they put all kindsa shit in your drink."


Camden Market - land of great sunglasses and cheap Dr Martens.

TEN POUNDS.  Srsly.  I know!!!

Tower Bridge - I'd never seen it in real life before, in all my trips to London.  It really took my breath away!


My sore London feet and Jenn's sore London feet. 




...and back to St Martin-in-the-Fields to see the Feinstein Ensemble play Bach's Brandenburg Concertos (with a little Vivaldi and some Telemann thrown in for good measure).


...and home on the train.




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Tanya @ Life in 3D said...

SO fun and great pics! Glad your time was fab...wish I could've been there xo