A few months ago my sister and I traveled to London over a weekend. It was my first visit there, but certainly not my last. London exceeded my expectations. For some reason I had imagined that it would be quite a grey, gloomy and exhaust fume filled city - but no sir!
London was a very vibrant, green and fun filled city. Lots of entertainment, attractions, shopping and restaurants to enjoy. Not to mention all the historical buildings and places to see. But what most surprised me were all the big, green parks everywhere in the city, I had no idea. They sure made London feel fresh and relaxing, despite the intensity of this capitol of England.
Now because I always get so carried away when I take photos I have to divide my report from London into three posts. Hehe. Below are photos from my weekend in London, part one.
Copenhagen To London - Statues And Wax Dolls:
It was my first time flying with EasyJet, which worked out fine. Price worthy.
Boarding. The flight took about two hours.
Arrived in London. Welcome to Hotel Avenue. Lol! It looked so funny with all those hotels next to each other like that.
Hotel Review: The hotel my sister and I stayed at was the Huttons. We had a small, or cozy if you will, clean and fresh room with the immediate necessities. A simple breakfast was included in the price and the hotel had a great location, a five minute walk from the central point of London - Victoria Station. All in all I would give it a solid 3 out of 5 stars.
Preparation - the best tool for a successfull exploration!
Our first stop was Victoria Station. A very busy place indeed.
And a perfect place to buy tickets to one of the different Hop-On-And-Off buses that were available.
We chose the Original Tour Bus.
All we had to do was find one of these and hop on, or off, the bus at any of the tourist hot spots in London.
It was a very easy and fun way to sightseeing and get to around in London at the same time.
A stunning old clock indeed.
And a clock that we ended up passing quite a few times with those buses. Lol!
i loved those statues! So unusual.
This funny looking building turned out to be quite a treat to visit.
Time to enter!'
Inside it was all about photo snapping (fake) celebrities. Very fascinating to watch. Lol!
And to participate. Peekaboo! Lol!
I had no idea ET and I could be twins? Lol! ;-)
After all that excitement, pie time. Chicken pie. Tasted alright.
Now I am off to work on my next post from my weekend in London. Have a great Sunday!. :-)
Just as I am about to make a major change in my life (by moving to my new house) I thought I would make a bit of a change here on ropcorn.com as well. So for the first time in five years I have updated the banner and background here on ropcorn.com.
The banner photo is one I took in Ramdala here in Sweden a few years ago when I was out on a photo chase for some Swedish country side captures (post --> Some Snaps Of The Swedish Country Side). The background is meant to enhance the feeling of the Swedish country side. And although my beloved Lisen no longer is with me, there are a lot of posts about her here on the blog, which is why I wanted her to remain in the banner. As for the photos of me in the banner, well I think they still represent me and my personality quite well - so no need for any changes there. :p
Now those were my thoughts behind the revamp of ropcorn.com. I would love to hear what you all think of the update? :-)
All of June was terrible weather here in Sweden, freezing and lots of rain. But now, finally, we have had
great weather for a few days, temperatures close to 30°C and practically no wind - perfect summer weather in other words!
Now for me there are a few things that truly represent summer in Sweden. If i have not experienced these things during June, July or August here in Sweden, then it simply has not been a proper summer for me that year. Now I am happy to say that I have managed to experience most of these things this year. And of course I have had my camera ready to document them.
So below are a few momentous of my summer 2015 in Sweden.
Things that, for me, make summer in Sweden truly Swedish are:
Lots of sun.
Fresh Swedish strawberries with ice cream and whipped cream.
Lovely Diva (my sisters 10-year old beauty) playing around in, and cooling off in, the ocean.
Five years ago on the fourth of July I published my first post here on ropcorn.com. And although my blog updates have been a bit more seldom than usual this last year, I am still mighty happy and proud that this blog continues to be very active.