Greetings from London! I wave goodbye to this city with a heavy heart and a very, very full stomach — at times it seems my mission was to do little more than eat and drink my way through England’s epic capital. It was a week full of reunions and reminiscing as I bounced from one sleepover to the next with three of my favorite girls I’ve meet along the road, who all happen to call London home. While I loved catching up with them and exploring new sides to the city I once misguidedly declared was a bore, I did find the weather and the prices to be somewhat of a shock to the system and am looking forward to my move to sunnier and hopefully marginally more affordable pastures in Malta today.
Wishing you a beautiful Monday, and looking forward to your votes!
Scenes from the street
Which photo is your favorite?
I am going with C, the locks for love. Would love to know the story behind it but I have a feeling it may be the subject of or included in a future post.
Actually I will have to do a little research, because that was just a gate that I came across walking through Shoreditch! I’ll try to sniff out the story 🙂
I love these types of gates! I think the first one was in Paris, in the Pont des Artes bridge – couples would come and put a lock on the mesh and throw the key into the river as a sign of everlasting love.
There’s bridges like this in London, Rome, Prague and now they’re popping up all over the world. Wooh! Good spot! x
Hey that’s my home town! Well one of them anyway. I think I would go for Photo F as it rather honestly states that we very often need to “endure” other human beings, and there are very many occasions when I have had to do exactly that while on our travels.
Yes, I LOVED that statement and mulled it over quite a bit. I often find the ones we adore the most are also the ones we must endure at times 🙂
Love B – think and thank – inspiring words to live by
Couldn’t agree more. Beautiful sentiment!
Clearly London is a photographer’s dream because I love all of these. But I’m going to go with A…it’s just stunning. And I completely feel you on the cost of traveling in London. It’s crazily expensive!
Yeah, that photo was taken from a rooftop bar… where my tab was over $100. Yikes! Most expensive bar bill of my life, but I think worth it for the view 🙂
aahhh, londontown. a bore it is definitely not. expensive & full-on at times? yes. photo B for me bc lavender & wrought iron gates. and what looks to be a sunny day? lucky!
Indeed! I think I had about 40% sun while in London? Not a bad stat actually.
Love photo A!
There’s nothing like a view from above!
I love F!! I’m glad you enjoyed London more this time around. Can’t wait to hear about Malta 🙂
So far, it’s hot. More later 🙂
Photos A and C are my favs, love the different perspectives! Can’t wait for Malta updates!
I will be Instagraming it up starting today!
I am choosing photo D. The royal swans look so gracefully. You they are the property of the Queen.
I didn’t know that, fun factoid! Thanks for sharing Steve 🙂
I like photo C. There are locks for love also on the bridge in our home city Ljubljana 🙂
I think I actually heard of a bridge collapsing somewhere because of them!? Crazy!
B! Street scenes! How lovely, that purple wall…I love it! xx
And my poor Freya being forced to pose 🙂 I’m like “AHHH! Purple wall! Go stand there while I take a billion photos!” It is so fun traveling with me.
Although it’s a tough choice, today’s fave is Photo B: Scenes from the Street. The “Think and Thank” gate is brilliant, and the purple doorway adorned by friend and flowers is lovely! 😀
Thanks Carrie! It was funny, my friend lives right around the street from the Think and Thank gate and said she’d never noticed it before. I think you sometimes see more with a camera in hand!
Absolutely! The camera lens catches so many (otherwise not seen) great sights and moments! 🙂
C – Gorgeous!
Seems to be the popular choice this week — I never would have guessed!
It’s F for me this week!
Did you know those railway carriages on the roof actually featured in a TV episode of “George Clarks Amazing Spaces”
No I didn’t! But I’m definitely going to go look for it now 🙂
Ahh you are making me miss home!! Love photo F.
It will be there waiting for you whenever you need it 🙂
I love A – is most quintessentially London to me. Oh I miss it!
I know how it feels to miss home. I always just remind myself it will be there when I’m ready to return!
Photo F!!! Loveeeeee 🙂
Thanks Emily 🙂 Me too, I couldn’t get enough of that wall!
cannot wait to experience all of London’s culture and extreme amount of cool things to do, places to eat, sights to see. Gonna go with A first cuz I love an Aerial, and then B’s combo. The thing & thank gate is lovely + Purple is my fav!
Are you heading to London sometime soon? You will love!
Uuh, you’re off to Malta today? Enjoy, and I hope you’ll have a great time with Anders <3 For that reason, I vote for photo C 🙂
Aw, I love it! Thanks Miriam 🙂
My favorite is Photo A – I absolutely love London and am already aching to go back again soon and that picture just seems to capture the spirit of the city so well! 🙂
You sound like my mom (or mum, as the Brits would say…) she ADORES London and has been super jealous I was there!
Beautiful photos once again, you’ve made london look the prettiest i’ve seen it ! I’m moving out to Malta in 6 weeks for a few months so i am very excited to see your posts on it…i hope popeye village is on your list! 🙂
That’s exciting, Carla! What inspired the move?
For me I love the lighting and angle of the left side of the D. They are all great though and I’ll have to add a London trip to my list of places to go see soon.
That was a very cool little pop up mall-type thing in Shoreditch. Great restaurants and bars! I would highly recommend it… if only I could think of the name, ha.
I love photo A the most (it’s kind of dreamy and definitely beautiful) but I also really like the phrase in photo F!
I know, I fell madly in love with that as soon as I saw it! So clever and poignant.
Hmmmm I love ’em all to be honest, my hometown rocks. At a push, I’d go for B — love a statement house!
Seems like this trip turned your feelings about London around?!
Well, I guess I’d describe it this way… I don’t get that “I’m in love and I want to move here immediately!” feeling with London. But I have such a good time with my friends and being shown around by them that I love my experiences there 🙂 It grows on me!
I love photo A! So pretty, and it really captures a unique view of the city.
Thanks Erika! Always good to get a view from above 🙂
Alex, I’m glad you liked London time 🙂 I have to go with F as I used to live in Shoreditch (Although it was just one of 4 different parts of London I lived in!). It’s a fun area.
I think Shoreditch might be my fave, probably because it reminds me a bit of Brooklyn!
Definitely London from above! I loved it when I was there a few months ago, can’t wait to get back!
It’s a pretty cool city and one I know I’ll keep going back to due to my lovely friends there. Glad you enjoyed it too.
Love the sentiment and colors in photo B!
Thank you! They were some good finds.
Its a long and complicated story, it centres around my husbands visa, we decided malta would be the best place for us due to the relaxed lifestyle over there 🙂
Awesome! Hope you will enjoy 🙂
Photo D is my favourite – because it combines the flags of this year’s World Cup participants with the classic British phone booth.
The remnants of World Cup fever are visible all over this trip! It was fun watching the final in London.
I like Bo.
Me too! Seems like a crowd fave this round.
I’m going with F. Had no idea Shoreditch had such interesting spots!
It’s amazing! Definitely the most Alex-approved area of London 🙂