After my first assignment in London earlier last week, I went for another walk to explore the city. I finished the job near the subway station on Bond Street, and from there, I crossed the city centre to check out some of London’s most iconic sites.
Soon I arrived next to Buckingham Palace, the place where the monarchs are.
Not far away is Westminster Abbey, an impressive Gothic church built 770 years ago.
From there, it’s just a moment to the Houses of Parliament. The Victoria Tower in the background.
Sometimes I think whether it wouldn’t be better to settle down somewhere, have some base of certainty and just go with “the easier way.” But then, when passing new structures in beautiful late-afternoon light while meeting new, interesting people, I am like, “um, not.” Even if it may be challenging at times, it is worthy of pursuing the way of life you love.
London is a rich city, and it lets you know it by the cost of living, but also by vehicles all around the downtown. All that Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, Ferraris and Aston Martins became something that don’t drag much of attention anymore, as they are on every other corner. If people want to show off here, they need something a bit more special. Like this rig I met near the Blackfriars Bridge:
Walking further, I got to see Tate Modern - A former power station, now converted to an art gallery. Yes, please!
My next destination was the Shard, currently the tallest building in the European Union.
As it was getting darker, I took a pic of the central financial district, sitting on the other side of the river.
Finally, I arrived by the city hall and the Tower Bridge.
It was already dark at that time, and I was tired, so I finished my way home by rail.
More of the city’s corners soon. Thanks for reading!
This post is a part of the London Walks series.
Published by: Jakub Stepanovic in Stories