Adventures at the London Eye

070613- 087I spent last weekend in London with a good friend of mine. Oh, what a great weekend!

For a long time, visiting the London Eye has been on my bucket list. I’ve never been sure I would dare to take it, because I got problems with height, but still it has been on that list. When I was in London last weekend, we were disucssing if we should take it or not. It’s quite pricy (20 pounds for 30 minutes) and we weren’t sure if the queue would be long or not. If the queue was too long, we would definitely skip it. Since we only had two full days in London, we didn’t want to spend out precious time queuing.

We were on a sightseeing trip the first day, seeing Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St. James Park etc. When we came to Big Ben, we saw that the London Eye were close by and decided to check out the queue. The queue was not long at all to our big surprise. So we decided to buy tickets. It took only a half an hour with queuing, after we’d purchaced the ticket, to get on board.

The London Eye moves very slowly, only 26 cm per seconds. At the highest, you a re 135 meters over the ground. I had brought my camera (of course!) to the pictures. The five first minutes I sat at a bench in the middle of the capsule because I was quite scared. Luckily I managed to losen up and walk around a bit. I was determand to photograph as much as possible of the beautiful view and couldn’t just sit and be scared. When we had reached the top I was completely relaxed.

I must say I was very happy to have spend time and money on the London Eye. The view was awesome and I managed to deal with my height issues in a good way.

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Flowerpower: planting on my balcony

When spring arrives, one of the things I’m looking forward to is to plant flowers on my balcony. It is always fun to do that. I don’t have green hands in particular, but still I love it. What I do have, on the other hand, is green pants and suitable to use when planting.

I decided not to put flowers in my flower boxes hanging outside the balcony. Instead I bought a new zink bucket and borrowed a small zink bucket from my mum. In addition I have two small flower pots that I bought at IKEA last year. All in all, enough flowers for me.

When I was done with the flowers I remembered I had to take out my furniture as well. I had totally forgotten! When I came down in the basement to find the furniture, I got a surprise. I had also forgotten that I’d bought new furniture last year – they were not brown and old anymore, but white and new. That made me really happy.

I was really satisfied when the furniture was out on the balcony, the table cloth was laid out and the flower pots where set in place.

Of course I wanted to document the planting. I love flowers and I love photographing, so it was only natural.

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Krakow is such a pretty city. I had no expectations when I left for Krakow, so I was pleasently surprised. The old part of town was beautiful. The old buildings were pretty and the churches – oh boy! I’ve never seen such pretty churches before. The inside was so, so goregeous. It wasn’t allowed to take photos inside, so I don’t have any to show, but you just have to take my word for it.

Before I left, I didn’t think that Krakow would be a city I would love to go back to, but it became that. I will recommend Krakow to anyone who asks and I wouldn’t mind going back there. There was this restaurant, where we had lunch, that served the best veil I’ve eaten in a long time. It was so¬† yummy. The beef I had the same night at Starka was the best beef I’ve eaten in years. So tender and just bloddy enough for me. Oh man, I get hungry just by talking about it.

Well, here is some photos of this lovely city. They were taken on a very sunny and hot sunday. I couldn’t have asked for a better weather to photograph in.

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