London Living

London Living- By Courtney Kellogg

London almost seems like a dream. I have always wanted to visit and the fact that I’m here seems insane to me. It’s one of those situations where you’ve seen it a thousands times in pictures but can’t truly experience it until you’re here. Sadly the only part missing is the hidden Big Ben behind the construction, but everything else has been everything and more. I’m incredibly lucky that we get to enjoy two full weeks in this city.

The city, I’ve found, reminds me so much of New York City. Both of these popular cities have beautiful and gigantic parks. Of course the park I’m talking about in London is known as the Hyde Park. Fountains and small cafes can be found on every corner. Long fields of grass are covered with family picnics and friends playing outdoor games. The Diana Memorial Fountain gives a beautiful atmosphere in remembrance of Princess Diana. The fountain is also open for children to play and splash in. The Buckingham Palace stands with its beautiful stature and is filled with tourists hoping to see the Royal Queen but are sadly blocked by guards.

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Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace (Courtney Kellogg) 
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Buckingham Palace (Courtney Kellogg)

Along the Waterloo area, the London Eye can be found. During the day, the London Eye takes visitors high into the sky. Families stroll down by the banks of the river and pass ice cream trucks and numerous of shops and restaurants. The same is true during the night, but bright stringed lights and the London Eye light the way for locals and tourists. Musicians and magicians fill the pathway as visitors enjoy a cold beverage and look out into the city for a magnificent view.

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View of Millennium Bridge at night (Courtney Kellogg) 
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View of London Eye at night (Courtney Kellogg)

 

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