The red boxes that aren’t busses

When visiting London as a tourist, you’ll focus on some of the red stuff to be found in the city. Whether it be the red busses or the phone boxes. Possibly because they stick out in the city, possibly because they’re obvious things telling you where you are without needing to be in the middle of a people-filled landmark, also it’s what book, tv-shows and movies show from London.

This picture was taken in mid-April 2016 in Bayswater in London. Walking around we passed these phone boxes when there weren’t that many around, so if felt like a nice time to capture them.

Squirrel in the park

While it’s not an uncommon sight in the parks in London to see squirrels, it seems to be an eye-catching thing for tourists, including myself. In mid-April 2016, we hung around and walked through enough parks in London, to find more than enough squirrels running around and crawling up trees.

Duckies!

Now I’m probably panicking about finishing the semester, so here’s some duckies. These ducks were swimming around my legs as I popped my legs in the lake on our way back from a walk where I wore the wrong shoes. Let me tell you, the water felt great on my feet and the ducks were pretty cute. This was in May 2015.

The tiny dude and the dangerous visit to a factory

Also known as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In mid-April 2016 when we visited London, one of the things we wanted to do was go to a musical. And our choice ended up being Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was pretty great. There were good music, fun effects, great actors, and all in all you could see that there had been put a lot of effort into making it as great as it was.

The West End run ended on the 7th of January 2016, but the musical runs on Broadway, and seems to have a UK-tour stating at some point in 2017.

Big Ben

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Last year around this time, I was in London. And it was pretty great, walking around, shopping and seeing things around London. It was so nice weather most of the days, so we stopped and got some food and sat down at a bench. I’d say the view was pretty great.

I’ve written about Big Ben (and the Elizabeth tower) before.

Flowerpower

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Sometimes, especially if you’re a student, spring isn’t that great, because of all of the exams, hand-ins (etc) that needs to be done when the weather is getting better. Outside the sun starts shining, so that as it gets warmer, you still can’t study outside, because of how impossible it is to actually read what you’re writing on your screen. This picture was taken in London mid-April 2016, and all the colorful flowers can be a cheering element in some of the harder moments. If you have any exams, hand-ins or projects due in the nice weather, I wish you good luck and cross my fingers that the weather will still be nice as we finish those projects and exams.

A Skipton Tree

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When we were in Skipton early June 2013 the weather was pretty amazing, so clearly the weather must always be amazing there, right? Yeah, I know it doesn’t work that way, but I can tell you that Skipton looks amazingly green in sunny weather.

Kensington Gardens

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In mid-April 2016, when we went to London, we spent some time on the last day there in Kensington gardens. Luckily it was pretty nice weather, so we could buy some food and have a picnic without freezing. One of my favorite things to do while traveling (weather permitting, of course) is buying food at a local grocery store and have a picnic in a park, just enjoying the time traveling and time spent in a new place.

The Flower tree

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This tree is either in Hyde park or Kensington gardens. I’m honestly not quite sure where I found it, beside it being in the park area.

A weekend in mid-April 2016 was spent in London, and we tried to see as much as we could and walking around felt like a good solution to that. As we stayed in Bayswater, the park was a nice way of walking towards Oxford street.

Oh London

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Back in July of 2011 I visited the UK, more specifically England and Wales. Parts of the trip was spent in London, viewing the city from busses, the tube, boat and generally walking around. This was taken on a bus passing St. Paul’s Cathedral, where there was apparently a lot of the red double-deckers one might connect to London.