I loved London. I really did. And one of the many places that captured my interest was most definitely Westminster. Everywhere you looked there was something new. A beautifully wrought building. The London Eye. The abbey. The clock tower. Westminster Bridge. The River Thames. As Westminster is the centre of the UK government it’s not surprising it looks steeped in history, but neither was I expecting to enjoy looking at it so much. Everywhere I went the click-click of the camera would follow close behind: there was just SO MUCH to take photos of here. Although, I admit, the lighting often wasn’t great at times. This was the first day since we’d arrived we got a taste of a more English weather — gray, overcast, with light rain.
And call me CRAZY but I love that sort of weather.
Although my camera does not.
We did a lot this day. … And also a lot of walking. From our apartment to the bus stop; to where the bus dropped us off to the Westminster; and then through St. James’ Park, past Buckingham Palace and onto Hyde Park. Aaaaand then back to our accommodation. My feet were metaphorically killing me by that evening. And it was completely worth it.
First photo-worthy attraction was totally the clock tower and surroundings.
After that it was off to St. James’ Park and Hyde Park. And in all honesty, I preferred St. James Park — despite the fact that it was smaller. But it was also quieter, less people, and a gorgeous walk through the trees. There are SO MANY photos so whittling them down to a couple here was almost literally painful for me. And squirrels! SQUIRRELS. We don’t actually have squirrels in Australia, but gosh, THEY WERE ADORABLE.
I’ve decided that squirrels are my spirt animal. (We both like to hoard food away.)
None of us were reaaaaaaallly interested in seeing Buckingham Palace. It’s just a palace, right? But it was directly in our way to reach Hyde Park so we thought, Why not? And, honestly, it’s quite a gorgeous building. The gardens in front alone were stunning. So naturally I took a plethora of photos.