Continuing on from the very first London Throwback, Day 2 would be separated into 2 posts.
Day 2: A filling breakfast (19 December)
When Kh and I book hotels for holiday, we would usually choose those which serve complimentary buffet breakfast. We would eat our fill during breakfast such that we do not spend precious sightseeing time eating lunch outside.
My first helping consisted of carbs.
Subsequent helpings were targeted at the cold cuts, fruits and vegetables for a balanced diet.
Top left: I could jolly well be the spokesperson for Nutella. Back at home, I could eat 4 slices of soft white bread thickly spread with Nutella without getting sick of it.
Bottom right: Kh was tickled by the way I jazzed up the cold cuts, fruits and vege into a mini sandwich.
All decked in Armani for our inner wear.
Kh was wearing his Armani pullover over a polo tee while my Armani tee was hidden beneath my ClubCouture military parka jacket. Leopard print scarf is from Aldo.
People always say that London's skies are forever grey and dreary. After being greeted by the brilliant sunshine the previous day, we thought that those people were exaggerating. After drawing the curtains, I knew they weren't.
Day 2: St Paul's Cathedral (19 December)
We are such spontaneous beings that we do not even have a basic itinerary to follow on our trips. Our itinerary all depended on the weather day by day. We decided to take the Tube to the city centre and do some River Thames walk. First stop was St. Paul's Cathedral.
St. Paul's Cathedral!
The many tents at the side of the cathedral got me all curious.
It was all so curious having the tents surrounded by metal barricades. Kh joked that they were probably quarantined or something.
It looked like people were protesting just about every little thing they were unhappy about. Yes, meat is a cruel business but as much as I love vegetables, I really cannot live without meat.
Ok... I must admit that this quote is good. These protesters seemed to make a lot of sense in nonsense.
Every little thing like I mentioned...
What a magnificent structure!
I forgot what these sculptures represent.
We felt so small with those towering pillars.
"Look, I'm Jack in Giants' World!"
Check out the ornate high ceiling.
"Jack" had no beans so he used an apple instead.
Abercrombie Nadia Fur Jacket and cheap cheap FEP boots complete the whole look. I LURVE fur fur jackets... faux fur of course. This Abercrombie Nadia Fur is lined with faux fur on the inside that feels so soft and snug. It is my warmest winter wear but it is really heavy because of the fur lining.
I hate flash photography but those without flash had the background all washed out.
It turned out that those tents were part of an experiment from Tent City University. I'm not really sure what that's all about but this link and this link would offer more insights.
Juxtaposition of modern and olden architecture is some of the quirks I love.
Orange leaves were a pretty sight during the wintry months.
Heroes with Grimy Faces
And because I'm too lazy to explain, I snapped a picture of what was inscribed on the pedestal.
We were impressed by the spiffy Salvation Army glass building. Back in Singapore, Salvation Army buildings are treated as dumping grounds. People often deposit their unwanted items there, some in conditions bad enough to be thrown away.
Day 2: Millennium Bridge (19 December)
This bridge looked different from all the other bridges along River Thames. It is too modern.
I'm glad to know that non-living things do pick up rubbish after the divine beings called homo sapiens.
People just went about their own business on the Millennium Bridge except for these two suaku Asian tourists.
This bridge simply doesn't go with St Paul's in the background.
I wondered if anyone could guess what the focus of this photo was.
Ooh!!! Yellow leaves! It seemed like autumn. So beautiful!
Apparently, this part of the bridge looks really good at night.
Chi Cats conquered Millennium Bridge!
Once we reached the bottom the of the bridge, we scrambled to take a picture with the autumn-looking trees.
I love the quote... The one behind the green bars. Kh thought it was duh.
At the other side of the bridge.
My silly ninja.
Day 2: The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (19 December)
Remember the photo from a few photos before? This was what I was capturing-- The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Everybody hated Shakespeare back in school where we had to study his plays for Literature. It was only after I stopped studying Literature as a subject did I grow to like Literature a lot.
Sidenote: Did anyone notice that insect-looking thing at the top of this picture? It gave me quite a shock as I was typing this. I seriously thought it was half a bug on my laptop screen! Now I'm wondering if an insect got into the way of the lens at that time or was it just part of a tree branch. I'm quite sure it was a tree branch.
Swan at the Globe restaurant is rated a high of 3.5 to 4.5 stars on various websites now that I'm googling it. Gosh! We should have checked out this restaurant. Then again, we were still not hungry from our heavy breakfast.
I love to look at model structures and solely at the structure... I don't know why whenever I'm editing photos, I tend to have another perspective of certain photos. Insect and bug aside, what I saw in this picture was what looked like the lady sitting on the man's lap.
From this perspective, it is all clear. And yes, that's Fee-fi-fo-fum in the background staring at the little people.
I want to own one of these books... for what? Just for the sake of owning some ancient tomes.
Next part of London Day 2 would continue our walk along and around River Thames.
I hope to be able to blog more consistently. I would tend to space out photo-heavy posts as my photobucket accounts, which I use to host my photos, often run out of bandwidth. I recently found out that my Blogger photo account isn't reaching its limit any more and that I could use Blogger to host my image directly. After many years of blogging, my blogger photo storage almost hit the limit a few years back and hence I switched to Photobucket then. I guess with the merging of Google and Blogger accounts, my photo storage space increased.
Now, if only I have the time to blog more often without caring about spacing out image-heavy posts...