If you really want to experience a place…..get out there and WALK IT!
The sights, the smells, the sounds of London.
Hustling, Bustling, Jostling and hectic ---SO many people! Loud & noisy, coming this way, going that way ---
I have never seen so many people in one place in my life…okay, maybe Tokyo, but that was many years ago. Here it is a complete melting pot. Everywhere you listen, conversations are happening in a multitude of languages. And it’s summer. A beautiful summer with sunshine and warmth and the energy of the city has Londoners and tourists alike enjoying shopping areas, enjoying parks and out door street cafes.
After our visit to St Paul’s cathedral yesterday, we were stopped at the well-known Covent Garden area where there were lots of eateries for grabbing a bite of lunch, and lots of vendors and shops for some souvenir hunting.
I was STARVING. And so excited to find myself in this place.
Upper and lower levels full of shoppers and browsers!
Oh YUM! Pallela!
Covent Garden was erected as a fruit and veggie market place in 1828!
While yesterday’s St Paul’s Cathedral post had me humming “Feed the Birds, Tuppence a bag!” This place took me to another favorite musical from my childhood…..OLIVER! And in my head I’m singing “Who will buy my sweet red roses? Two blooms for a penny!”
There was plenty of time to walk the streets surrounding Covent Garden before boarding our bus at 2:30 so we could go check into our hotel. Remember by this time I’d only been in England a mere 5 hours….and I was capturing everything I could by camera.
Take a walk with me around the Covent Garden area and you will find fabulous older architecture combined with newer buildings….restaurants and pubs with brightly filled flower boxes and interesting door ways!
I’m posting this as a slide show as it would be too long of a post to do other wise, I hope you enjoy!
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|Covent Gardens, London 2014|
Today is another day to explore! I think there will be Big Ben and Westminster Abbey on the line up…..What a way to spend a Monday!
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