This had been my last weekend in London before the Easter break. Since I’ve bought my new camera, I’ve started again wandering around London during the weekends and trying discovering new interesting hidden corners of this wonderful city. I had chance to walk along the Regent’s Canal in two different zones of London: the first time from Camden Town to Little Venice and the second time – today – from Angel to Limehouse. But I’ve also had opportunity to visit Alexandra Palace, with its stunning view of London (probably even better than from Hampstead Heath… ehm, ok, I’m joking!) and to see the St. Patrick’s Parade, a really colorful moment in London! I’ve shot thousand of pictures in London: sometime I feel so stupid when I shot useless pictures, sometime I feel great for the same reason: I’ve got the moment. Seize the day. This city is a such wonderful city, with a mix of cultures, modern and classic architecture and, especially, parks! Moreover, it’s absolutely huge and I will probably never stop to visit new places. I also accept suggestions for new places that I should visit…
Yesterday I went to Hampstead Heath. It is a very big park at north-west of London and, with a sunny day, it is an amazing place to visit. I saw different types of landscape: from big play fields to rough wild life. All in the same place. That’s great. I’ve also shot a lot of photographs (almost one-hundred). But I suggest you to visit the park yourself.
Today I went to Portobello Road/Portobello Market. It is a nice place, but there are too many italians.
As usual, I shot many photos and some of them are very nice/strange/funny! For italians: ovviamente non manco di fare danni anche a Londra! Oggi sono passato dalla stazione di Kentish Town ed ho guardato i tratti della metro fuori servizio (ogni finesettimana qui ci sono lavori alla metro). Ok, guardo i tratti e noto che la Victoria Line è chiusa. Salgo sul mio treno e mi trovo un gruppetto di italiani che volevano prendere la Victoria Line.
“E’ chiusa”, dico.
E loro: “come facciamo allora ad arrivare alla Tate?”
Non sapevo esattamente come mandarceli, più o meno ho dato delle indicazioni utii. Peccato che abbia guardato i tratti di metro chiusi la settimana scorsa e che oggi invece la Victoria Line fosse aperta!!
After only one week, I met again Giusi. She came in London to get a plane, but we had the chance to went to Kew Gardens. It was a nice way to use a day, going to a place which is not exactly in the centre of London (bacause it is in zone 4). The park was nice, althought most of the flowers were not blossomed. It was also expensive (12£) but, anyway… who cares? Today I went with Giusi to Victoria Station. Then I made a quick walk and I met the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, which I haven’t ever seen before.
Obviously I used this “free” day to have a look around in London. As you know, I’ve been in London few time before, but living here it’s completely different. Another story! Today I’ve seen Oxford St, Regent’s Street (where the Apple Store is, even it’s not the right day to go there!), Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square… and then, I went to Canada Water, where I bought a new cellphone, 2 polo and a new windbreaker. Then I back toward Tower Bridge by feet following the Thames Path. Wow, it was a long journey!
I wish to share this nice trip with you… so I shot a lot of picture, that you can see here. Have a look: any feedback is accepted!