Exploring London

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While being in London in May, I took a lot of photos. So far you’ve seen photos from the London Eye and Hyde Park. I also took photos while we visited spesific areas like Covent Garden, Chinatown and Camden and just random places we went to. When photographing I wanted to capture some of the essensial things about London / England, so I took some photos near Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, but I also just captured random things.

I would have to divide this into two posts, just because there is quite some photos I want to show you. Here are the first batch:

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More photos are comming soon. Stay tuned for more London! :)

 

 

A walk in Hyde Park

070613- 362textOn our last day in London, we had to be out of the apartment hotel at 11.00. Since there were no reception, there wasn’t any place to store our suitcases – we had to bring them with us. Walking around with our suitcases wasn’t very practical, so we decided to do something easy. We went to Hyde Park to spend our last hours in London there.

Hyde Park is a huge and pretty park. I wish the weather would’ve been a bit better so we could’ve enjoyed it even more than we did. If we had more time and hadn’t our suitcases with us, we would’ve rented a boat and taken a trip on the (artificial) lake (the Serpentine).

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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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