Sunday, September 11, 2011

My days playing tourist in London

Some of you know from my crafting blog that I am enjoying a few days off work and this week I spent a couple of days in London - just walking around with my camera, playing tourist!  It is something I love to do but haven't done enough of for some time.

Both days were cloudy and overcast so the photos aren't great, but I did a lot of walking each time and had a great time.

 In no particular order!  Some of these are from Wednesday, some Friday.
Inside the British Museum - love that roof!  Must go back to take a picture just of the roof...
Victoria & Albert museum, courtyard garden.  There is a sign saying you can paddle, but must keep your clothes on..... I decided not to...

Paternoster Square, City of London.
 St Paul's Cathedral
Temple Bar - ancient entry gate to theCity of London

 Tower Bridge opening to let a Thames barge through.  Great timing!
St Katharine's Dock - I remember when they started redeveloping here  - these modern flats (sorry, I mean luxury apartments, lol!)
Liberty's in Regent Street.
And some very modern bright apartments (can't remember where I was when I saw these!!)

Canary Wharf tube station.

The "Gherkin" office building taken from the Tower of London - love how the old and the new mix together in our very crowded city!

The Tower of London.
Buckingham Palace in the background behind St James' Park. It was windy as you can see from the spray of the fountain!  Shortly after this (this was the Wednesday) it rained - and I had no coat or umbrella....
I took loads more, but think this is enough!!


Lesley said...

You've captured some very iconic images there Zoe. I've never seen tower bridge open before so I liked that one especially and also the Liberty building which i just love to visit whenever i go to London. I just love their stationary dept. and always treat myself to a delicious notebook or two...and the V&A - haven't been there in a while - next time.

Lori said...

Fab pics, Helen! Was great to see, 'cause chances are I won't be able to see them in real life!

JoZart said...

Fab pics with some really good angles. Love the way you look at things. Great to get a different viewpoint of familiar sights.
joZarty x

Anonymous said...

This post reminds me just how long it's been since I strolled around London, more than 10 years ago I think. Great photos, love the one inside the British Museum.


Yvonne said...

Such fun to play tourist in your own town, Helen! Fabulous pics :)