I guess this would be a Localism post, but my neck o' the woods doesn't feature on Localism. That's one of the downsides of being a British gal posing as an Anaheim resident! But I thought I'd give y'all a little insight into my part of the world anyway, the glorious capital of the United Kingdom! Maybe this will even be the first of a series of London posts? Who knows. Thanks to Carolyn for the inspiration!
I live and work right by here, Tower Bridge. It's one of our most iconic landmarks so it can be battle to get around sometimes, but I shouldn't complain...I go tourist crazy when I'm abroad! I took this photo on my cellphone so I was quite impressed with the quality. Right next to here is the Tower of London, where all the grizzly executions took place and where the Crown Jewels are still kept. There's also a great burger restaurant right here too, but that's not quite so famous ;-)
The streets closest to my apartment are steeped with history, the most famous past resident being Jack the Ripper.
You can see how old these streets are, check out this front door...
You can imagine Oliver Twist running through all the cobbled lanes. And people do actually live in these houses too!
Poking out in this photo is Christ Church. It was built in the 18th Century and if you've seen the Johnny Depp movie 'From Hell' then you may recognise it. Jack the Ripper used to drink in the pub next to it before attacking his victims. I think the grey sky make's it look fantastic, but trust me the grey skies in London get tiresome :-(
This photo is from Highgate Cemetery. It's a very old cemetery and the tombstones are magnificent, Karl Marx and many other noted people are buried here. It's great to visit in Autumn.
This is one of the fountains in Regent's Park. It's a great park because it's so manicured, it's a really peaceful place for a nice walk in the sunshine.
And this last picture I just couldn't resist! In all the Royal Parks you'll spot pellicans, and they're so greedy! There was a very famous YouTube video last summer of a pelican eating a live pidgeon, you can view it here if you havn't seen it before. I love this action shot as the fish gets thrown into the pelican's mouth, they're very funny creatures.
And I guess that's all for this post! Hope you enjoyed my little trip round London, I'm going to take my camera out more so hopefully I'll be back with the next set of snaps soon :-D
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