4.27.2015

Central London Snapshots


I'm a majorly prideful Ex-London Expat. Which basically means that it's super hard for me to bring out my camera in Central London and look like a tourist. How about you learn some humility, Ashley?? Yes, I just talked to myself in the third person. That's neither here nor there.

The good news is that I did humble myself enough for one crazy half-rainy, half-sunny day on my last week in London Town. I'm glad I did, because now I have some pretty pics of my fave sites. Enjoy the beauty of one of the most beautiful cities--that's a lot of beauty going on!

Travel tip: People always spend tons of money on overpriced double decker site-seeing buses. If you feel like you'd like to skip the sometimes annoying tour guide, just hop on any usual London bus which will cost you less than 2 pounds. All the buses you see in this photo (the 9, 3, 13) are just a few  of the MANY that drive through Central London. Otherwise, I think Westminster Station is one of the best to get off of to start your walk by Parliament.
Travel Fact: Big Ben is actually the name of just the bell (and people sometimes tell me it's the name of the clock as well). This tower is actually named Elizabeth Tower. Of course, I often just call it Ben because I'm lazy.
 Not many cities offer better views than my dear London. 
And so the sun has set on my London posts (until I go again, that is). London and I will always have our special relationship. But for now, I'm content will all the opportunities before me Stateside. It's been awhile since I've said such a thing! (Gasp!)

14 comments:

  1. Can't help but think about the vacation roundabout scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAgX6qlJEMc

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  2. I didn't know that about the tower :) I feel the same though when I was in Sydney, I didn't want to look like a tourist, but oh well! I wanted the photos lol

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  3. Oh London, you're so pretty when you decide to let the sun out

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  4. haha...yeah! Although this very day it hailed on me. Freakin' London.

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  5. HAHAHAHAHAHA. I have yet to see this movie (I know, I know). But now I'm guessing I should.

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  6. It's funny because it truly doesn't matter. I won't see any of the people around me again! So dumb :)

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  7. No shame in acting "touristy" by taking pictures. Just don't stroll the streets and alleys with white sneakers and fanny packs.

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  8. True, and I even feel fine taking pictures in San Diego. But maybe because in London I had to transition from being the outsider to an inducted Londoner, I've become prideful about not seeming like a tourist. ha!

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  9. Awww, such beautiful London photos!! I get my camera out all the time and just accept I look like a tourist! xxx

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  10. ElleSees.blogspot.com4:24 AM, April 29, 2015

    i want to print them all out!! i need to make a london trip. i have a relative that married a guy who lives there and i want to visit them. it's been 10 years since my last london visit.

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  11. Well if a Londoner doesn't mind looking like a tourist, I have no excuse :P

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  12. Don't go out of your way. It pops up on Netflix every now and again. It's no Christmas Vacation, but it has some moments and an awesome cameo from Eric Idle.

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