Daily Photo: Familiar Architecture, London

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Let’s do some London Daily Photos. After such a great visit last weekend, we may actually be heading back this weekend too! That’s good, because I wanted to take so many more pictures, but my camera was wet the entire time, and the lens was either spattered with rain drops or fogged up. The weather forecast is great, and I would love to take the cruise on the Thames, and ride on The Eye. (And eating lunch there wouldn’t kill me, either!)

Moving on… Something that really surprised me about London is how much the architecture reminded me of Paris! It was not just one area, but really throughout all the places we went. I wish I knew more about architectural history, so I could better appreciate all that I am seeing. But I think anyone can enjoy it. So beautiful and interesting!

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12 Responses to Daily Photo: Familiar Architecture, London

  1. Robinlee March 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Hope you make it back and it’s just as enjoyable (“warmish” no rain)as the first time. Have fun.

    • Ariana March 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

      Thanks Robinlee! As of now (Friday) it looks to be up to 60′ F, and a little sunny even– fingers crossed!

  2. Great Scott March 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    So cool that you are going back! Stop by a store that sells eye glasses (optician) and pick up one of those lint free cloths to clean the lens of eye glasses – works great on a rainy camera lens and much cheaper (and exactly the same!) as ones sold for cameras. Can’t wait to see your photos!!

    • Ariana March 9, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

      Ooh, great tip! I actually have glasses, but the very logical thought never crossed my mind! I went on a photo walk today, and kept the little cloth in my pocket. Thanks!

  3. Nathan March 9, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    Yes, the architecture is great! That image looks kinda Baro-Romantic (not a real term) to me. All the in & out detail, curves over the windows, and ionic scrolls. Good stuff.

    • Ariana March 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

      Baro-Romantic– I like it!

  4. Vanina March 9, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    London has fantastic architecture – and once you get out of the centre proper it becomes a really mixed bag and quite interesting too.

    If I may make a recommendation for a future trip: East London is really good fun! Brick Lane (which is near Whitechapel) has lots happening at weekends, with markets selling everything from second hand stuff to trendy clothes to music to art, and is peppered with great Indian restaurants (and a bakery selling the best bagels in London). Not far from Brick Lane on Sunday mornings there is Columbia Road Market, which is London’s best flower market. Even if you’re not into flowers and plants it’s really interesting, and there are lots of cute shops along the road that only open on Sundays.

    • Vanina March 9, 2012 at 8:57 am #

      P.S. A very good and reliable guide of restaurants of all kinds is The Time Out Cheap Eats guide – we’ve just been to an excellent Korean restaurant listed in it!

    • Ariana March 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

      Hi Vanina,
      Thank you for all the great suggestions! I had known about the flower market, and was really eager to go! It is good to hear that there are other attractions on Sundays in the same area, so that makes me even more likely to get us over there. Thanks!

  5. Emily March 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    Hi Ariana, I’m a friend of Keren Marzinke, she recommended your blog to me since my family is also living abroad and has been moving about for over a year now. We were in London for 4 months last year and loved it, so I’m glad to hear you found it! And the underground really isn’t that bad, it’s much cleaner than Paris for one thing. If you get into the city on a clear sunny day, a little hidden gem is Holland Park; we lived mere blocks from here last year and I adored both walking there and, when our little guy got a little bigger (her was 4-months-old when we arrived) he like the playground (but it’s crowded on Saturdays, just fyi). The park itself has roaming peacocks, a lovely Japanese garden with a waterfall, and paths throughout that make you forget you’re in a giant city. They have a cafe there too, but there are also the some great spots to eat and drink right there in Kensington. Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, and the Princess Diana Memorial Playground (impressive!) is not a far walk either. Anyway, we’re up in Reykjavik now for a few months; hope you continue to enjoy England, I miss it!

    • Ariana March 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

      Hi Emily, thanks for introducing yourself. I am glad Keren sent you over here! We will definitely have to look for Holland Park– that sounds SUPER cool! We would love to visit Iceland– I’ll be sure to get in touch if we ever buy tickets. 🙂

    • Emily March 10, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

      Please do! We’re here until the end of July; it’s a great place for kids!

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