A Typical Tourist's Day in London
London Travel Blog› entry 11 of 16 › view all entries
June 28th, 2007 – by: Isabetlog
M had never been to London before and it was an opportunity for me to photograph these places I took for granted on my previous trips.
With enough in our stomachs to carry us through till dinner, we set for Big Ben next. We took a leisurely stroll along Charing Cross Road where we would pass those pitiful Royal Guards. Pitiful because of pesky tourists like me who like to poke fun at vulnerable people like them. This is not to say that I have little or no respect for them when they’re there to protect their Queen and country. But how they can just stand there for hours without moving and reacting to the things happening around them, and taking all the abuse from tourists and passersby, now that’s something I’d tip my hat to. Anyway, we soon found ourselves by Downing Street where a sizeable crowd had gathered. It was Gordon Brown's first day in office and apparently, Elton John was on his way to deliver champagne. Hoo-hah! We didn't bother waiting for a glimpse of Mr. Celebrity and moved right along.
Down the street was Big Ben finally. We made it all the way down to the House of Parliament until both M's and my cameras decided to call it a day. What a bummer it was, forgetting to bring an extra battery, and there was still St. Paul's Cathedral to cover! It was just as well as it had been a long day, so we decided to head back to the hotel and rest up for another long one ahead of us.
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