Friday, December 08, 2006

London...

Is really great. It's bustling with life and people busy doing their Christmas shopping. I reached early, early morning and by now, late evening, the signs of a jet lag are cropping up. I am tired.

I walked like mad. From Baker Street all the way till Westminster. On the way from Trafalgar square to the Parliament it started to pour like mad. And my umbrella was of no use because it was so terribly windy that it kept getting upturned. I resorted to using the umbrella as some sort of shield keeping it in front, rather than over my head, to keep the wind away. I had to eventually take resort in a corridor of the Old War Office!

Hadn't planned on visiting the National Gallery today but decided to because of the rain. There was a great ongoing exhibition on Impressionist, Neo and Post Impressionist painters titled "From Manet to Picasso". It was a fun day. And it's cold and I love that! Plus it's actually nice to see a European city properly after dark, when the lights are lit up. I have always visited in summer when the sun refuses to set.

A will be in from Lj in a couple of hours and I get to meet her after almost six months. And it is my birthday tomorrow (i.e. the 8th)! Am happy.

*Will try and post pictures

11 comments:

M (tread softly upon) said...

hey happy birthday for tomorrow

Tabula Rasa said...

party on :-)

MISSquoted** said...

i loved london. not as much as paris.
but i loved london.
and happy birthday ;-)

hedonistic hobo said...

Happy Birthday!
I dunno if you'll see my mail soon but check out the giant side in the Tate Modern Museum, it'll be godawfully crowded tomorrow might as well do it today.
Cheerio!

anonymouse said...

Happy birthday, if the software doesn't eat my poor post again.

Aishwarya said...

Happy birthday!

Panacea said...

Happy birthday. Ahem, check your wall if you have time :)

London is brilliant, isnt it? We were there just a few days ago. A word of advice, go to the Harrods food section,and buy freshly made Krispy Kremes doughnuts. Its worth flying to England once a month for those doughnuts. Yum!

Cheshire Cat said...

Are planning to visit the bookstores on Charing Cross, I trust? When I was there on a stopover recently, it was late in the evening, and there was just one bookstore open - far from the best of them. SUCH a disappointment

Szerelem said...

Thank You everyone...I did have a great day! :D

Miss**: Yep, I love Paris more as well. But London is, I feel, more diverse and very funky. It's great.

Panacea: Haven't been to Harrods yet. Shall try the Krispy Kremes when I go there :P

Cheshire Cat: Was in Charing Cross today...I was rushing to attend a play so I didn't have much time but there did seem to be some interesting stuff. Shall go back again and look around.

bricks said...

Was my bday a day before urs. Belated happy bday.
Paris is elegant.
London is so happening.
But I still miss Mumbai.

I once almost broke my umbrella while going to Stockley Park - Arena.

Rahul said...

Gallery of Royal Arts - Rodin. Awesome ti was. You might want to be there.