Saturday, 8 October 2011

London living...

Wherever I have lived in the world, I've found that I often become so accustomed to my surroundings that I forget to appreciate all that they have to offer.

London is a case in point. Whilst it is, without doubt, an amazing city, it is also nosiy, dirty and cumbersome to get around. Navigating oneself from one side of the city to other more often than not requires a great deal or patience and fortitude (as an example, London underground has had some epic failures this week, with my commute to work taking over 2 hours rather than the normal 1 hour on two separate occasions).

I do find that these inconvenieneces can mean that I forget to stop and soak in the sights that form part of my world. The above photo is an example - snapped on my phone while I was walking the bridge across the Thames last night from Embankment to Fesitval Hall (I was on my way to a London Philamonic Orchestra concert - yet another thing to feel grateful class entertainment so readily available).

The wind that had been gusting all day had died away, dusk was falling, just a few wisps of clouds in the sky - so I took a moment to admire the vista. From the dome of St Paul's on the left, the Thames, the National Film Theatre, and finally, Festival Hall is times like these that I do remember to remind myself how fortunate I am to be living in such a fabulous city...


  1. It is easy to take a city for granted. We have been back in Brisbane for one year now and I really miss London life. Yes it's dirty and the traffic is insane but there is so much on offer. Enjoy every moment of it and keep snapping photos on your phone to remind yourself.

  2. Hi Annie, thanks for stopping by my blog. If you're thinking of doing a bit of rummaging the IACF markets are in a number of locations around England...the closest to you would probably be Ardingly (I think I spelt that right), south of London. If you hop on their site you will find all the relevant details. It's a lot of fun...I could spend a fortune if I had it!! I'm off to explore your blog. Robx