The Far End Of The World.

I recently had to return to England over Christmas, I say had to, I was happy to go of course. It’s been over 3 years since I returned home to New Zealand from my 20 plus years living in England. I was interested to see how it would look as a visitor, rather than a resident. I took my camera. What England mostly looked like, was foggy, although we did have a sunny day, so that was nice. Images in no particular order.

blitz
St Paul’s with Blitz memorial statue.
bridge-crossing
Looks like a Russians outing. Not sure it isn’t.
cafe
Corner of Frith and Old Compton Street in Soho. Spent many good nights round here.
modern-art-creation
Standing on top of the Tate Modern Art Gallery. I decided to try my hand at making some modern art, I didn’t have any crayons though, so I used my camera. I expect the Tate Modern will  be in touch any day to ask if they can hang this in the foyer of the gallery.
modern-art-moment-2
People having a modern art moment in the boiler room of the Tate Modern.
oxford-street
Oxford Street. Quiet.
ritz
Putting it on…
st-pauls
River crossing, foot bridge.
thames
Looking West up the Thames.
tower-bridge-fog
Like I said, foggy.
tower-of-london-fog
The Tower.
tuba-of-fire
Man blowing fire out of his Tuba, as one does.
air-traffic
Air traffic over Big Ben.
bath-bridge
Bath, foggy.
bath-cemetary-tomb-2
I got up at Sparrow fart to have a poke about in this cemetery in Bath.
bath-cemetary-tomb
Old, early.
book-shop
I was taking a photo of this characterful book shop when some urchin parked their bike in my shot.
buckingham-palace
Liz and Phil’s, they’re not home.
castle-coombe
Castle Coombe, no racing in this bit.
doors
Them next door…
general
I believe the four legs on the plinth means something, don’t know who he is either. Above Horse Guards parade ground.
highbury-fields
Highbury Fields, on the sunny day.
horse-guards-parade-ground
London, not Moscow. St James’s park.
horses
Horses ready.
palace
Who doesn’t like a nice ornate building. This is Horse Guards parade ground in front. History fans will know what that building is.
routemaster
Route Master. Old Skool.
tomb
Horse Guards.

So not the usual touristy shots perhaps. It’s actually quite hard to take a photo a bit different to what is obviously on offer and on a million postcards. My lingering impression of my revisit to England though was that I’m very pleased I live in New Zealand. It’s good to be home.

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