Well, maybe none of the photos I took would actually ever make it as postcards. Over Christmas my dad offered to switch cameras with me – his DSLR for my point and shoot – a bit of a downgrade for him (academics never have many practical smarts). At any rate, I’m still getting used to the new camera.
As it’s a major transit hub, I’ve visited London countless times, but I still can’t help but be the wide-eyed tourist gaping at the buildings and monuments whenever I go. It’s such a gorgeous city, and so, well, London. Not like some other major cities that have their picturesque areas, along with a lot of boring concrete. Plus it’s super walkable.
Here are some photos from my walking tour of Bloomsbury, Soho, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and Oxford Street. Super touristy, super beautiful (I can see my sister rolling her eyes now).
My sister says that whenever she takes students to Trafalgar Square without fail they will try to climb the lions. So predictable, kids.
I finished off my England visit with a lovely night at Gatwick Airport, which just might be my favorite airport to sleep at. There’s a lounge area upstairs in the south terminal that is quiet at night and has padded benches to sleep on! Plus Boingo has a free 45 minute wifi trial that did seem to have any issue with me re-logging into it several times during the night. Pretty luxurious.