Thursday, 4 March 2010
I tend to take London for granted. I've spent so much time there over the past ten or so years, that I sometimes forget to look around me - but meeting someone who's not a "native" makes me view my surroundings with new eyes.
While I was last in London, I had the good fortune to meet up with Josephine, a delightful Swedish girl who's studying in England. You should definitely check out her blog - she expresses every thought in eloquent detail, has a taste for beautiful things, and is a promising writer of fantasy. We've chatted a lot through our blogs and twitter, so it was great to meet in person... I always love it when I have the chance to spend quality time with a blogging friend.
So there I was, feeling slightly more touristy than usual, and as we were walking somewhere near Charing Cross Road this incredible facade caught my attention:
And then, having switched on my architectural sense, I spent the rest of the day spotting interesting buildings around the capital. It was fun to take in the sheer variety.... and this was on one short walk, in one comparatively small part of the city. You can see echos of so many different eras... yes, I will have to spend more time with my "tourist eyes" on!