Wednesday, December 09, 2009

London Photos (Part 2)

Desktop holiday for you... European Edition - London (Part 2)....

I guess there are tourist-y things that the masses usually see in certain cities - case in point, the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace:
Looking at Buckingham Palace.....

I'm not kidding - there were HORDES of people:
So many humans.....

This is basically all I managed to see :(
(Aiyo - I'm 5'4" but that's so short by European standards):
Wow - the back of people's heads. Haha.....

I gave up soon after and was slowly walking away from the palace when I managed to catch a fairly good glimpse of the horse guards (Wah, they look so cool):
Not quite a knight in shining armour, but still good eye candy.....

I ambled down the road along the perimeter of Hyde Park, and came across a Queen's guard outpost.... Here's a slightly better look at one of them:
Like a statue.....

Couldn't get up closer though, because he was actually cordoned off with a spiky fence. Apparently no one's allowed to approach the Queen's guard anymore because one of them finally lost their cool after some harassment by a Colombian student.
(Ah well, I guess it was just a matter of time - the guards have undoubtably been suffering from years and years of patience testing from cheeky people....)

Here are some other icons of London I came across while walking around - the red telephone box, with the Big Ben clock tower in the background:
2 of the classic icons of London.....

Also, a slightly newer icon, the London Eye:
I love the sky in this shot.....


I don't want to overload you in one round so I'll save the rest of my London photos for another post lah. :)
(Hope you enjoyed this bunch though.... Happy Wednesday!)


Hugs,
J


THE REST OF THE SET - J'S LONDON 2009 POSTS:
- London 2009, Part 1
- London 2009, Part 3
- London 2009, Part 4
- OR go to J's Main Travel Page for more options. :)


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12 comments:

thule a.k.a leo said...

London.. lol!! Actually my wife and I planned to go there last year to attend her brother's graduation ceremony... but she got pregnant in the process.. hahahah!!!

CUMI & CIKI said...

LOL..we have overlap! almost like i was there witchu but not:P

J said...

to thule a.k.a leo:
Haha...
Leo! Your planning fail lah..... :P

to CUMI & CIKI:
I wish that was the case that we had been in London at the same time - we would have definitely painted London a rockin shade of red together. :) :)

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I didn't care much for the changing of the guards, but when rif went to London with me, he insisted we go watch. He got to watch everything because he's 6 feet tall. I saw the back of people's head only.

J said...

to Bangsar-bAbE:
Haha... Well, it's all about give and take in a relationship, right? :)

backStreetGluttons said...

You must admire them for standing so still so long

J said...

to backStreetGluttons:
Definitely! :) I don't think I could do it.....

UnkaLeong said...

I love the last photo!

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J said...

to UnkaLeong:
Thanks. :)
The sky there is so erratic though! One moment beautiful, the other gloomy and depressing.....

The Innovative Baker! said...

So typical of London anyway...and the same with Duesseldorf now.

J said...

to The Innovative Baker:
Well, its what gives London its unique character, I guess! :)

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