Autumn in London
On my way to Hawaii I had to make several connection flights. One of them was in London so I took the opportunity to spend a few days in this city and meet some of my friends there.
Here I am once again back in the beautiful city of London!
And every time I walk down those streets I can't stop admire them. There is always something new and unique something different. You can also see my other great trips of this city:
London - again and again,
Beautiful Autumn in London,
Another great weekend in London,
Christmas time in London.
Busy streets of London. Always busy, full of action.
Piccadilly circus is one of the places I visit every time. And every time I see different shows and performances from all kind of people.
Great performance on Piccadilly circus.
Right next to the Piccadilly circus is located Trafalgar square.
Trafalgar square is always full of different events. This time there was some kind of an event with all country flags.
Here is Latvian as well. People from every country leave some coins on the appropriate flag.
Blue cock. This is something new. No idea what this means.
Another thing that London is famous for is of course its nature and animals.
In some cities these animals are located in the zoo. In London they are walking free in the parks.
They seem to be used to people.
Even more. They are more than happy to meet people.
So don't forget to feed them.
Another thing is the Horse Guards Parade near the Household Cavalry Museum.
The Household Cavalry Museum, London
The Horse Guards Parade.
Really impressive show.
This was the time when iPhone 5C and 5S came out, so Apple store was full of people. Well actually it always is.
Since the Apple store is located on Regents street we've decided to check in one of my favourite places - Aqua bar, which is located right across the street.
It is located on the sixth floor and has a very nice terrace. Usually in the evening time this place is full of people but at noon it was almost empty.
In general nothing special. Just a nice place to have a drink especially during warm weather.
Beautiful warm autumn.
Next stop - Canary Wharf.
Strangely this is the first thing you see when you come to Canary Wharf. Some kind of a protest action or add I suppose.
For those of you who are not sure what Canary Wharf is - this is a London business district. It is completely different London with many skyscrapers and business people.
I was even told by the policeman not to take any photos of the entrances of the buildings. For security reasons.
If you are fan of metal and glass architecture this is a place you want to go.
Right next to Canary Wharf is London city airport. So you can see many planes crossing this area. Some fly really low.
Some kind of a monument. No idea what it means either. But looks interesting.
This might be a great place for creative photos. Just need to make sure not to picture something forbidden.
Right after Canary Wharf I've decided to visit Stratford and the Olympic village. I thought there might had been some interesting stuff to see.
Well - here we are. Arcelor Mittal Orbit. Spiralling 114 meters into the air in London 2012's Olympic Village, the red and silver tubular steel ArcelorMittal Orbit tower is both an abstract sculpture and a viewing platform that affords panoramic views of the host city.
Right next to it is the main Olympic Stadium.
But when I tried to approach closer there was a huge fence. So practically almost nothing to see. Just a nice wallpaper.
To be honest the view was quite pathetic. Wouldn't recommend coming there.
Some kind of huge letters that say "Run". Where? From who? Why? No idea.
We took a walk through Stratford's shopping center but since we weren't interested in shopping it was quite boring as well.
A different angle view at Arcelor Mittal Orbit with the Shard on the background.
At the end of Stratford you can see these interesting leafs I suppose.
Hard to say what they might mean. Maybe just something colourful and pretty. Who knows.
A great place to have a business lunch, what me and my friend from London did.
The Royal Exchange in London. It was founded in 1568 by Thomas Gresham to act as a centre of commerce for the City of London.
The very center of London city district.
London city district stands somewhere in between of the modernism and old architecture.
Every detail on the buildings has its own purpose.
This building represents an inside out architecture. All details like elevator shaft and electric wires that are usually hidden inside the building are shown on the outside.
The huge aluminium ball that consists out of thousand small details. In general the symbol of nothing. So just a decoration.
Looks quite interesting and accurate.
Later that evening I've noticed a new BMW i8. I think this is still a prototype. Not sure if there are some on the streets yet.
But it looks quite amazing from any angle.
And in the end some photos at 3AM in the morning. Suddenly London became so quite and peaceful.
The mighty Big Ben just stands still in the dark. Soon hundreds of tourists will cover it with thousands of photos.
And the whole Westminster's Palace by the rivers Thames.comments powered by Disqus