Sunday, May 04, 2014

A May Trip to London

As I mentioned in my previous post, I went to London on Thursday. I had a fantastic time! It was a quick trip because I came back home on Friday, but as I said before, a quick trip is better than no trip.


The main reason for visiting was to go to a De La Soul concert at Shepherd's Bush Empire. I've been a fan of their music since the very beginning of their career so it was so cool to finally get the chance to see them perform live. They're celebrating their 25th anniversary and I made sure that I wasn't gonna miss them yet again. On Valentine's Day they gave away free downloads of their whole music catalogue and I just thought that that was so cool of them to do. The show was great! It was well worth the wait! I know one thing...I won't be missing them anymore in the future. I need to see those guys on the regular.

The next day was a day of a little bit of sightseeing and some fabulous lunch before heading home. I have some pics that I'd like to share to give you a taste of what I saw while I was in London. The city is a great place to stroll because even if you've been there several times it's a treat to take a second or third look at something. And if it's your first time visiting London, you will surely be intrigued.

Here are some views of Covent Garden. It's a wonderful, shopping, eating, browsing, and strolling area of the city, but I also love the architecture around there.


Below are some pics of St. Paul's Church and the surrounding gardens. St. Paul's Church, not to be confused with St. Paul's Cathedral, is also affectionately known as 'The Actors' Church' because of its long association with the theatre community.


 

Below you can see lunch for that day. It was from Sophie's in Covent Garden. It's one of my favorite places to eat whenever I'm in London. I'll just park the pics here for food porn's sake and I won't say anymore except to tell you what I had. I had calamari as a starter and then a peppered steak salad. It was so good! I'm still salivating over it. LOL.


Below is a picture of St. Martin-in-the-Fields church. It sits right next to the National Gallery which you can see to the left in this pic.



These are some of the beautiful flowers directly across from Buckingham Palace.



This is a gate along the edge of Green Park.


And finally here are some alternative views of Buckingham Palace. I've taken many pictures of the front of the palace over the years, but in walking past I was struck by these other ways of seeing the architecture and beauty of the building. Seeing the building from an angle and from the side made it a new experience for me.


And that's all of my pictures of  London on this visit, but I know I'll have others to share in the future since it's a place that I love to visit whenever I can. I hope you enjoyed coming along with me.


4 comments:

Mike Golch said...

thank yuou for taking me with you you on this trip.

Sissym Mascarenhas said...



Dori, amazing trip!

gee .... the palace gate was closed, I think there's no one at home ...

hugs

Chris Lee Vella said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time Dori ! :) Gotta love London !

Dori said...

Mike,
Thanks for coming along! :)

Sissym,
Yeah I guess they were on holiday. Lol ;-) Hugs!

Chris,
Yes, it was wonderful! It's one of my favorite places to visit! :)