Last week, I was in England for my 12 Countries project, interviewing artists and seeing the sights. Thanks to everyone who sent me suggestions for places to visit and people to meet!
First, I checked out several of the main tourist areas in London, and I noticed Union Jack flags blowing everywhere in the wind
cool, old fashioned telephone boxes standing around proudly (despite everyone using their smart phones)
big, black London taxis and red double decker buses
and of course I had to say hello to Big Ben.
I watched the pigeons bustle about on Trafalgar Square
walked through the Theater District
and waved to the tourists sailing by on the Thames from a balcony at Tate Modern.
But mostly, I enjoyed walking around my local neighborhood in Central London
where I discovered cute little shops
selling fancy sweet treats.
I also peeked into private gardens
wondered what it would be like to live at "Number One"
took lots and lots of photos
and remembered Bert the chimney sweep dancing on the rooftops in Mary Poppins.
I sampled a Full English Breakfast with a pot of tea and toast,
although I must admit I preferred the lovely, fresh Indian food served in London
and afternoon tea with fresh scones, jam, and clotted cream, yum!
Even the train stations had beautiful architecture in London
like here at Liverpool Station
and at the historic Borough Market too.
Coming up: join me for Part II in London and take a day trip with me to Bath.
I hope you are having some fun adventures of your own!