Thursday, 2 May 2013

...and the Southbank itself

So here I am, one day later one week later as promised expected... but I reckon it's all worked out for the best; had it been a cold, rainy or windy day, I guarantee you'd've thought I'd lost my mind - it is about taking a scenic walk along London's Southbank, give me some credit okay?!

Southish London. I'm not overly familiar with it, no real reason to trek so far you see. If you draw a straight line between the West End and High Street Ken, that's preeeeeeetty much my half of the playground. North of the river, yes, I hear you, didn't think of it before. But. As I'm learning, slowly but surely, London Bridge, Borough Market, the Tate and Southbank beyond do have their own little lure going. An eclectic mix of old and ultra-modern. But as it's not awfully frequent I'm in those areas, I'm ever so slightly embarrassed to admit that I jump right onto the tourist bandwagon - y'know, clicking away like crazy with my camera, always carrying a backpack (hey, it's a long way away for me okay?!) - for let's face it, you can't be standing in absolute awe of the Shard if you're actually from only 15 miles away and you're wearing wearing formal workwear with stiletto heels. Too many 'weirdo' glances. Try it out, can be good fun. 

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...Views from the Southbank Centre (and free pianos in empty ballrooms, what's this all about?!)...
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...and sights closer to the ground...
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...grab a Wahaca* mmmmm....
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...reconstructed history...
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...and actual history...
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...then there's shopping of course (for food, the best type uh-huh)
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...*or maybe you want to hold out some pizza, proper italienne...
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...before feeling like an ant before an elephant...
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And let's not forget Gabriel's Wharf... back tomorrow, for SURE!
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SL x

P.S. Happy Friiiiday in advance, long weekend whoop whoop!

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