So much to see and to do! Wonderful theatre, pubs, art galleries, museums, monuments, and, of course, shops and markets.
Despite the relative lack of sunny skies (yesterday was warm and sunny, and people lay on every patch of grass, many of the men shirtless, like seals on rocks), I could easily live in this place for a year or two. Like Paris, it is the perfect place for the art of “flâner”: to wander the streets and to discover something serendipitous round every corner. And you’ve also got the big buses and the underground to take you all over the place.
Flying over London at 7 am in fine weather was breathtaking. The first landmark that was pointed out to me on the edge of the Thames was “The London Eye,” as it has become known: the highest ferris wheel in the world! Then I saw the Tower Bridge and felt like I was really in London. Londoners believe it to be the most famous bridge in the world, and yet most outsiders don’t even know its name: “Isn’t it London Bridge?” they ask.