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Beautiful Autumn in London

There are many place you can go to enjoy the autumn season. In Latvia it is Sigulda for instance. But if you ask me - I would suggest visiting London. It's worth it.

the beautiful London

This October I had to go on a television show in Birmingham, which meant that once again I'm going to one of my most favorite cities of all - the beautiful London.

autumn as never before

It is believed that in autumn it's quite windy and rainy. And it's true, but if you're lucky - you can witness autumn as never before.

Beautiful sunny weather

Beautiful sunny weather. Can it get any better?

The Palace of Westminster. English Royalty

Our hotel was just a few minutes away from the Palace of Westminster, Elizabeth Tower and Westminster Bridge.

Elizabeth Tower and Westminster Bridge

The Palace of WestminsterThe and the Big Ben, London, United Kingdom

Big Ben

Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower, officially named Elizabeth Tower.

Traditional Londons double decker

Traditional Londons double decker.

Beautiful London

I've seen this place so many times and yet I want to see it over and over again.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill - one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century & the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Beautiful St. Jame's park

Beautiful St. Jame's park.

A floral crown in St James's Park

A floral crown in St James's Park in central London commemorates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The 4 x 2.5m planted floral crown took five weeks to construct, weighs five tonnes and has the blooms of 13,500 plants.

a parade by the Buckingham palace

Once again we managed to witness a parade by the Buckingham palace.

lots of tourists in London

It always gathers lots of people, most of which are of course tourists.

Buckingham palace

It's quite hard to see what is happening from the distance.

Hyde park

And of course it's usually impossible to come closer because of all the crowd so we continued exploring the city and headed straight for the Hyde park.

I'm glad I chose London

There are many places to go in autumn but I'm glad I chose London.

Marvellous weather

Marvellous.

Beautiful autumn in London

It is my 7-th time in London but I have never seen it from this perspective and in such colours.

forget about Sigulda

If you live in Riga - forget about Sigulda. Go here.

A bench for Cyril George Jeffrey

A bench for Cyril George Jeffrey. Born 28.1.1911 and died 5.6.1976. In London or maybe England it is possible to dedicate a bench after you died or to someone else. It's not easy nor cheap and in most cases these people are writers or poets who in some ways are connected to the parks where the bench is placed. But it makes every place in the park special. I like it. I wonder who Cyril George Jeffrey has been. Didn't find any information about him.

The Albert Memorial in Hyde park

The Albert Memorial in Hyde park. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861.

London squirrels

And here is a special photo report of it.

London squirrels kiss

Even giving you a kiss.

London squirrels

At one point you'll have to run away from them. :)

London squirrels

London squirrels

Time to say goodbye

Time to say goodbye.

London - really a great place

Really a great place so if you want to play with these squirrels as well, don't run after the first one you see in the very center of London. They are quite scared by dogs, other animals and endless tourists. Just take a walk deeper in the woods. It's really a lot of fun.

Piccadilly Circus

Of course you can't visit London without visiting Piccadilly Circus.

Piccadilly Circus memorial fountain

Piccadilly Circus memorial fountain with Anteros, erected in 1892-1893, popularly referred to as Eros or sometimes The Angel of Christian Charity, one of the first statues to be cast in aluminium.

London is getting ready for the Christmas and New Year

Already in October London is getting ready for the Christmas and New Year.

London becomes even more spectacular

As it gets darker, the London becomes even more spectacular.

There is always positive atmosphere in the air

There is always positive atmosphere in the air.

The very place where most of the people arrange their meetings

The very place where most of the people arrange their meetings. For the record I was also waiting for my friend. :)

English tea

Time to have a cup of English tea.

The same as New York it never sleeps

This is why I love London. The same as New York it never sleeps. You can visit it absolutely spontaneous and end up on a huge celebration or concert or marathon at 3 am in the morning and I love it.

Diwali celebration on Trafalgar square

As it turned out at this very day there was a Diwali celebration on Trafalgar square - the festival of lights. It celebrates the triumphant victory of good over evil – and the glory of light over darkness, a beam of hope over despair.

English breakfast

The next morning we had a breakfast and went for a walk before going back to the airport.

Famous London eye

Famous London eye - still there.

London eye

It's not cheap but you should try it at least once. View is still pretty good.

One of the best undergrounds

Another thing I love about London is its underground. One of the best I've seen so far. After Stockholms of course.

The National Gallery

The National Gallery.

The view on Big Ben from Trafalgar Square

The view on Big Ben from Trafalgar Square.

Memorial to all pilots for the battle of Britain

Memorial to all pilots for the battle of Britain.

Golden eagle statue in London

Golden eagle statue, pointing towards the EDF Energy London Eye, from across the Thames River. The statue is dedicated to the Royal Air Force for the casualties during World War I. It was built in 1923.

Street life in London

Street life. :)

Interesting tree in London

Interesting tree.

Beautiful sunny weather

Beautiful sunny weather.

Traditional view on Londons financial center

Traditional view on Londons financial center except for the new skyscraper on the right which was open earlier this year.

The Palace of Westminster with the London eye

The Palace of Westminster with the London eye.

The Shard London Bridge

The Shard London Bridge or the London Bridge Tower is a 95-storey skyscraper in London. Its construction began in March 2009. It was topped out on 30 March 2012 and inaugurated on 5 July 2012. It will open to the public in 2013. Standing 309.6 metres high, the Shard is the tallest completed building in the European Union, the second-tallest in Europe, and the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, after the 330-metre concrete tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station.

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral on the background.

Yuri Gagarin statue in London

Yuri Gagarin statue - the Russian astronaut – the first man to journey into outer space – uncovered by his daughter Elena Gagarina.

Yuri Gagarin memorial in London

The statue shows Gagarin standing on the globe in his spacesuit, and was cast from the original mould by the artist Anatoly Novikov, for a statue commissioned in the small Russian town of Lyubertsy where Gagarin trained as a foundry worker.

Great London

Time to go home. But I'm sure that I'll return here pretty soon.

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