Here’s a portrait of my friend, MJ. He was my fellow intern in Colorado…and piles of fun! 🙂 It was really fun to hang out with him because our photographic styles are different (you should see what he can do with a flash…or two…or five!) …I so enjoyed his perspective and ideas. Definitely came away from that week with new inspiration!
Oh yeah…he likes hats too – How cool is that, eh?!
P.s. Sorry again for my “lack-of-blogging”- life has been super crazy! (which makes me 😀 and 😦 haha!) Anyways, check back soon (like tomorrow or the day after! 😉 ) I’ll be posting my most recent family shoot as well as the wedding I photographed a couple weekends ago – soon!
How do I end this? I’ve known for days that today was coming (duh!) but nothing amazing comes to mind when I think about bringing this all to an end…I couldn’t settle upon anything to end it! (Because I wish it didn’t have to end!)
It was a pleasure sharing so many little pieces of England with you all!
After yesterday’s taste of the Tower of London, naturally today touches on the actual city of London. Yes, I forewarn you, a small taste 😉
Could’ve spent an entire day in the National Gallery alone!
There aren’t more pictures of Trafalgar Square because they were setting up for an event so there were chairs and screens etc. all over the place… however, I did snap a picture of the Canadian Embassy 🙂
St. Martin in the Fields Church…(if you ever have the chance go inside it’s worth it!)
Of course, a visit to London would not be complete without shopping at Harrods. 🙂
I just liked the architecture of this building (as seen from Tower Bridge).
While we were there, a boat needed to pass under Tower Bridge…which I thought was cool 😀
Well, I saw many of the “must see” (places/landmarks) of London… If (when?) I go back, it would be fun to see more of London… As I mentioned earlier…you could spend years there and not discover or see it all! So, I must be satisfied with me “little taste”. 😀
Today begins (perhaps a few 😉 ) posts of the city of London. I spent two days in London during my “England trip”. (I’m convinced you could spend years there without discovering it’s entirety.)
So today’s post touches (very slightly) on the Tower of London. This is the very first castle I was able to see and touch for myself in real life…definitely a day to remember!
I loved seeing “arrow slits” with my own eyes….it’s one of those things you read about in books and finally understand the concept when you see it for yourself.
Traitor’s Gate… (kind of self explanatory. They did bring traitors through here…later to be imprisoned or beheaded.)
Once again… pictures can’t begin to capture everything!
Some of the famous people who have been held (even briefly) in the Tower of London include William Wallace, Sir Thomas More, Anne Bolelyn and Catherine Howard (both were wives of King Henry the Vlll. They are both buried in the chapel at the Tower of London, as well as Sir Thomas More.) Thomas Cromwell. Lady Jane Grey (also her husband) they are also buried in the Tower chapel. Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth the l.) William Penn, a Quaker and the man who founded Pennsylvania… and of course many more.
Again, it was that amazing feeling of walking streets, seeing views, that countless people have seen before myself… Walking streets Kings and Queens (from various countries) walked. Nothing compares with “reliving” history in this way!
In almost every city, every village (no matter how tiny!), there was some sort of memorial to either WW1 or WW2 (and quite often to both!)
Maybe I noticed because I’m Canadian and we joined when England did in both World Wars? These are some of the examples of the different ones I saw.
No matter what your view is on war, wether you “believe” in it or not… Both world wars happened, that fact can’t be denied. I think that memorials are important, because they did happen, and we shouldn’t forget it…especially those of the younger generations. Perhaps partly to remind us to never let it happen again?
Some were epic and grand…
While others were simple…
Yet all served as a reminder that people served, and people died.
Lest we forget…and something similar happens again.