This quote really resonated with me. As far back as I can remember, I have been an explorer. Amongst posters of David Boreanaz (*cringe*) and Brad Pitt, pictures of Egypt, Croatia, America and Thailand lined my walls. Unfortunately as fate would have it, money was very tight at home (i.e. non existent) and I wondered whether I would always really want what I thought I could probably never have. But when I turned 18, things changed for me, I packed my bags, took out a loan and decided to defy the odds and change my future. With my trusty sidekick (who is now my husband), we set out to the see the world – 8 years later, we are still doing just that. I don't think I will ever shake my need to explore. It's as ingrained in me as my need to breathe.
Here are some shots taken from an empty Leadenhall Market in the city – just another day we went exploring! You might recognise it from Harry Potter and The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus. Leadenhall Market has been around since the 1300s and in 1411, former Lord Mayor Richard 'Dick' Whittington gifted the market to the City. Can you spot the wrought iron hooks along the wall where the produce used to hang?
All images via Wishful Thinking