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.
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.
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. Can it get any better?
Our hotel was just a few minutes away from the Palace of Westminster, Elizabeth Tower and Westminster Bridge.
The Palace of WestminsterThe and the Big Ben, London, United Kingdom
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.
I've seen this place so many times and yet I want to see it over and over again.
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.
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.
Once again we managed to witness a parade by the Buckingham palace.
It always gathers lots of people, most of which are of course tourists.
It's quite hard to see what is happening from the distance.
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.
There are many places to go in autumn but I'm glad I chose London.
It is my 7-th time in London but I have never seen it from this perspective and in such colours.
If you live in Riga - forget about Sigulda. Go here.
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. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861.
And here is a special photo report of it.
Even giving you a kiss.
At one point you'll have to run away from them. :)
Time to say goodbye.
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.
Of course you can't visit London without visiting Piccadilly Circus.
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.
Already in October London is getting ready for the Christmas and New Year.
As it gets darker, the London becomes even more spectacular.
There is always positive atmosphere in the air.
The very place where most of the people arrange their meetings. For the record I was also waiting for my friend. :)
Time to have a cup of English tea.
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.
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.
The next morning we had a breakfast and went for a walk before going back to the airport.
Famous London eye - still there.
It's not cheap but you should try it at least once. View is still pretty good.
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 view on Big Ben from Trafalgar Square.
Memorial to all pilots for the battle of Britain.
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. :)
Beautiful sunny weather.
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 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 on the background.
Yuri Gagarin statue - the Russian astronaut – the first man to journey into outer space – uncovered by his daughter Elena Gagarina.
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.
Time to go home. But I'm sure that I'll return here pretty soon.comments powered by Disqus