My Fair London – Westminster…

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Even though I have lived in London for over 7 years, I still occasionally have to pinch myself just so that I know I am not dreaming! My mornings are spent rushing passed Buckingham Palace, through Green Park and along the shopping meccas of New Bond Street and Oxford Street hoping to get to work on time (I often wonder just how many tourist photos I have unintentionally photo-bombed )! I’d be lying if I said I took in these sites every day but I do count myself very lucky to live and work amongst them. I will never tire of being a tourist in this city – there always seems to be something I haven’t seen or done. It recently dawned on me that I haven’t actually got any photos of some of the big tourist attractions so I did a little sight-seeing. Here’s a taster of Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and the surrounding area.

Do you make a habit of being a tourist in your city/town?

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All images via Wishful Thinking

16 comments

  1. Beautiful images! I could stare at them all day :)

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  2. My Mum & Dad lived in an apartment on the edge of the Thames, just down from Tower Bridge, for a couple of years. It was so amazing to spend some time there with them, and we definitely did all the touristy things. You're very lucky to be living there. x

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  3. oh london...is so fabulous. i always feel like a tourist in switzerland because its so hard to fit in here as an expat!

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  4. You ARE a lucky one. And it's so nice that every once in a while, you stop and admire your surroundings.

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  5. So fun! I need to be more of a tourist in my hometown!

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  6. These are beautiful photos! My husband and I, about once a month, will try to take a day and just explore our city. We have both lived here for many many years, but it's always fun to see new sights! :-)

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  7. Ahhh you are so lucky to live in such a cool place! I am dying to go to London and see all those things so it was fun looking at your pictures! I need to do this around my own city. We've only lived here ( MInneapolis, MN) for a year and will only be here another two while my husband finishes up law school. So while it's no London, I do keep thinking I need to explore the city a little more and enjoy it while I can! I used to love doing this when we lived in Las Vegas; sometimes we'd go down to the strip and just do all the touristy stuff. It's fun to be a tourist in your own city! :)

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  8. Every time you post these lovely pics of London, I feel like I've been whisked away on a mini vacation. Thank you!!!!

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  9. Ah, not so much as it should, Meghan...maybe if I lived in a city with as much history as London I would do it more frequently!

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  10. I used to do the same when I lived in Manhattan - so much to take in throughout my walks/commute. Gorgeous pics!

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  11. Yes, I love when I am able to go to places in my city and take photos, love it!!!
    These images of London are stunning.

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  12. sunch wonderful pictures! i totally relate about catching yourself every now and then as i rush past similar landmarks here in nyc.

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  13. Oh London, I do miss that skyline. I live in an older neighborhood in my city and people have done wonderful restorations with the old buildings here - I'll have to share a picture of the old "main street" here and how it has been preserved

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  14. I haven't been in London for over 10 years and your photos make me want to go again soon. Feel the same way about pinching myself when getting of the train in New York every morning. I can see the Empire State Building from my desk and the first couple of weeks I caught myself staring at it all the time ;)

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  15. I love being a tourist in my own city. and now I miss London. because London is my city, too...

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