Goodbye London!

You know: sometimes it is very difficult to really say Goodbye. With London I certainly felt like this. Indeed, I haven't really said goodbye forever – always dreaming of coming back for a longer period of time. Today I want to rule off London at least on our blog. I still have soooooo many pictures and stories I haven't come around showing or telling, but I don't actually like these postmortem stories. Thus: you get a big mosaic with pictures and impressions from my time. Some pictures you might already know, some are new and from my archive. I am sure in one or another post in the future I will use photos from these last 6 months, but lets now all say:
Goodbye, my dear London. It was a pleasure …

Manchmal gibt es nichts schwieriges, als sich zu verabschieden. Mit London ging es mir jedenfalls so. Und nur folgerichtig, habe ich mich nicht wirklich von dieser Stadt gelöst – immer mit der Gewissheit später mal wieder hinzuziehen. Heute will ich aber unter das Kapitel London fürs Erste einen Schlussstrich ziehen, zumindest auf dem Blog. Ich habe noch soooo viele Bilder und Geschichten, die ich zu zeigen oder erzählen bisher nie die Zeit gefunden habe, aber im Grund meines Herzens mag ich diese postmortalen Posts nicht wirklich ;-). Also: heute gibt es für alle London-Freunde ein großes Mosaik mit Bildern und Impressionen meiner Zeit. Einige Bilder kennt ihr bereits, manche sind neu oder aus meinem Archiv. Ich bin sicher, das eine oder andere Bild in Zukunft noch bei anderen Themen herauszuziehen und euch zu zeigen, aber nun sag ich erst einmal:
Auf Wiederstehen, mein geliebtes London. Es war eine schöne Zeit!

The 20 things of London (deleting the sidebar and saving the content to this blog post ;-)):

Those 20 tips come from "The Rough Guide to LONDON" guide. The ones I already have covered are crossed out and you may find a little hand (☛) below, guiding you to the relating blog post!
  1. Tate Modern – One of the world's greatest modern art collections housed in a spectacularly converted, riverside power station.

  2. Double-decker bus – Take a ride on an old double-decker Routemaster bus, which run every fifteen minutes on the no. 9 and no. 15 routes, taking you past the Albert Hall, Trafalgar Square and St Paul's Cathedral.

  3. Sir John Soane's Museum – Part architectural set piece, part art gallery, the Soane museum is small and perfectly formed

  4. London Eye – Londoners have taken to their new landmark, and there is certainly no better view.

  5. Kew Gardens – Kew boasts three hundred acres of beautiful botanic gardens by the River Thames, with the curvaceous Palm House as its centrepiece.

  6. Tower of London – Bloody royal history, Beefeaters, lots of armour, the Crown Jewels and ravens - and a great medieval castle.

  7. Borough Market – London's leading foodie market has loads of scrumptious fare spread out under the railway arches by Southwark Cathedral. Get there early to avoid the crowds and feast on all the free titbits as you browse.

  8. Houses of Parliament – See the "mother of all parliaments" at work from the public gallery or take a summertime tour.

  9. Somerset House – Visit the art galleries, chill out by the dancing fountain …

  10. London pubs – Have a pint in one of London's many old and historic pubs

  11. Hampton Court Palace – Take a river boat to this sprawling red-brick affair on the banks of the Thames, the finest of London's royal palaces.

  12. Greenwich – Soak up the naval history at the National Maritime Museum, and climb up to the Royal Observatory to enjoy the view over the river.

  13. Highgate Cemetery – The city's most atmospheric Victorian necropolis, thick with trees and crowded with famous corpses, with Karl Marx topping the bill

  14. Spitalfields and Brick Lane – Visit the offbeat market stalls, shops, cafés and bars on the edge of the East End beyond Old Spitalfield Market

  15. Victoria and Albert Museum – In terms of sheer variety and scale, the V&A is the greatest applied arts museum in the world.

  16. Walk along the South Bank – Starting at the London Eye, stroll along the bank of the Thames, and admire the vista of the north bank, all the way to Tower Bridge

  17. National Gallery – From the Renaissance to Picasso: one of the world's great art galleries.

  18. Hampstead Heath – Fly kites, look across London and walk over to Kenwood, for fine art, tea and cakes

  19. British Museum – The spectacular Great Court and renovated Round Reading Room have brought new life to the world's oldest and greatest public museum.

  20. Shopping at Liberty – Just down the road from Oxford Circus, this beautiful department store, housed in a grand, mock-Tudor building, is heaven for label aficionados and window-shoppers alike.

Goodbye, London!

1. Hotel Russel on Russel Square, 2. Gate in BANK, 3. Natural History Museum Closeup, 4. Tower Bridge in the evening, 5. Goodbye London!, 6. Queen's Birthday, 7. Goodbye London!, 8. Windsor, 9. Boats in Windsor, 10. Walking towards St. Paul, 11. London – old and new!, 12. Screenprinting at LCC London, 13. People in Liverpool Street Station, 14. Albert Memorial in Kensington, 15. Park in Islington, 16. Sunset in London, 17. Trafalgar Square after Spain won the Worldcup 2010, 18. Holborn High Street, 19. Blue house in Camden, 20. Goodbye London!, 21. Flower Shop near Victoria, 22. North Bank Thames, 23. Goodbye London!, 24. Strawberry drink at Alice House, 25. Clothes at Chelsea Vintage Fair, 26. Hat stand at Chelsea Vintage Fair, 27. Detail in Camden

1 Kommentare:

Toni hat gesagt…

Oh, da werde ich ja gleich mit wehmütig ... Weißt Du, wie mir der Post vorkommt? Wie diese SATC-Folge, in der Carrie Abschied von Mr. Big begeht und der Herbst in NYC Einzug hält. Genau so ein Gefühl habe ich beim Lesen.