Tuesday, December 18, 2012

London, I really really miss you.....especially at Christmas...

This is going to be a very whiny post...I am having serious homesickness for London...for the past few years it seems I have always been heading over there at this time of year.  Okay technically last year it was AFTER Christmas but bear with me here...it still had all the Christmas lights up.  I'm not going to get to see the National Geographic photos of the year exhibition at the Natural History Museum this year...(sob!)no skating rinks.....it's been ELEVEN months since I've left London.. with no definite plans to return.  I have hopes at this point and I can probably say with some certainty 2013 with see me returning but not for at least 8 or 9 months.

It has gotten to the point where when I am watching a movie/TV show that is set in London I blow it kisses and I say "I miss you...I love you".....Yeah yeah I know I am a saddo...what can I say.  I fell I love with this city back in 1975 and the love just keeps on growing.   Will I ever live there?  Probably not.  However my dream since my twenties has been to stay there for an extended amount of time.  It will happen....

Anyway indulge me here and let me post some of my favourite Christmas photos that you may or may not have seen...enjoy!! 

St Paul's Cathedral

Trafalgar Square - a tree is sent from Norway every year as thanks for Britain's help during the war.

Xmas lights on Oxford St

Tree in front of Westminster Abbey

Selling the Big Issue - a magazine sold by home less or vulnerably housed people - they pay for the magazines from distributor and keep the profits.  I paid for the magazine but instead of taking one I asked to photograph him and his dog.

Covent Garden
Window Display

Curtain Call - The Messiah
On the Southbank
German Christmas Market on the South bank

Another Trafalgar Square photo - St Martins on the right.  Great Xmas concerts at St Martins!

Even the pelicans wear Santa hats in London

Tree inside the cafe crypt in St Martins church.

Nativity Scene - St Martins Church

Mulled wine and mincemeat tart - St Martins.  Can you tell it's one of my favourite places to be at Xmas?

Twelfth Night on Southbank

Goodbye to Christmas - Geffrye Museum

 I hope you've enjoyed your trip to London at Christmas Time!!  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know exactly how you feel! After studying abroad in France, this cold weather has got me craving some vin chaud!

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