Impressive and Exquisite! Thats what I can describe how unique and intresting the city is. The feelings I get while strolling along the bank of River Thames overlooking London’s best known tourist landmarks, The Big Ben, House of Parliament and Palace of Westminster is just spectacular. I recalled the opening line of Charles Dicken’s novel A Tale Of Two Cities – ” It was the best of times”
The weather was kind although a bit chilly but I was blessed with a beautiful day . I loved being able to walk across the glamourous Tower Bridge enjoying the view of The River Thames and seeing Westminster in the distance.
Another Britain great terrorist attraction .. opps! I mean tourist attraction is Trafalgar Square. I massage my soring feet at the fountain near Nelson’s Column while admiring the architectural buildings surrounding the square including The National Gallery, St Martin in the Fields and The Buckhingham Palace which provide a glimpse into the time when the sun never set on the British Empire.
The National Gallery houses one of the largest art collections in the world. The permanent collections are works on artists from mostly Western Europe including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Monet . As an artist I’m overwhelm but pity visitors are not allowed to snap photos inside the gallery.
A distance away, stands one of London’s most recognizable landmarks, The Buckingham Palace . Like the Paparazzi I was busy taking pictures of the majestic palace from all directions and suddenly I remember Princess Diana and the song by Elton John ” Candle In The Wind ” blowing softly in my ears.
London is the ultimate shopping destination. Oxford Circus is one of the busiest and vibrant place with many exclusive flagship stores of UK chains but the price tags are jaw dropping especially with the currency exchange of Malaysian Ringgit to Pound Sterling.
I was at The National History Museum the other day and I was kind of stunt looking at this humungous skeleton of Dinosaur Apatosaurus formerly known as Brontosaurus being exhibit there. I’m not a paleontologists but a little fascinated with prehistoric animals and have been doing my own research on their evolution and existence.
Quite a distance from the museum is the magnificent Victorian elliptical hall. The glamourous Royal Albert Hall is now the venue for a variety of events, including pop concerts from Malaysian very own pop diva , Siti Norhaliza.
My apartment situated near Marble Arch at the western end of Oxford Street is just a short walk to the beautiful and loveable Hyde Park. At the famous Speakers Corner I was indulge in watching the banter between speakers who just turn up with a box and spout forth on any topic they choose. It reminds me of our parliament sessions back home lately haha.
No doubt that London is a pretty city but the Londoners are much prettier. The visitors who queue patiently at my booth for their faces to be drawn during our five days exhibition are mostly gorgeous and lovely.
Well I have done my time and I have to ” Get Back ” to where I belong so till then enjoy this piece from London most acclaimed band The Beatles.
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