~ Back from London! ~
In august, I was lucky enough to get a ticket to one of Kate Bush's concerts! :D Thursday morning, last week, my mother and I left for London. The first night we saw the Lion King musical, which gave me chills all down on my legs :3 Other than that, we've mostly been walking. In parks and streets, looking around, finding transport and places to eat and shop :) Our feet and backs have been hurting quite a bit this weekend, and I'm still pretty tired! Sitting in double-decker buses was some of the best experiences, haha ^^
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel was beautiful.
So was this chandelier at Camden Market!
And we found Platform 9 3/4! <3
London is really overwhelming, but not quite how I expected.
I already have small symptoms of anxiety, and in the big crowds in London, not to mention the halls and lifts at the metros, it only got worse. There were SO many people! There are over 3 million more people just in London than in the whole of Norway! And that is not including the tourists :o And there were endless amounts of clothes and 'rubbish' in stores as big as villages! I am already scared of overpopulation and overconsumption in this world, and honestly, now I'm horrified. Watching, and partially participating in a nasty shopping orgie, actually made me flinch and tremble several times. I did buy new clothes, and I must admit I am ashamed of myself...
One of the places I spent money, was at the Camden Market. Here we met some familiar characters from Lewis Carroll's most beloved literary work :D.
'Everyone' has told me to go to Camden Market and I looked soo much forward to it, but it was not what I had expected it to be like at all either. It was indeed full of different stuff, quite a lot of nice stuff too, but it was too much of the same everywhere - and it was mostly bad quality products. I don't know why, but I had imagined it to be a lot more secondhand and thrifted treasures there... </3
It was nice to escape the stress, noices and crowds on a long and lovely walk in Kensington Gardens :)
One of the things I really like about London is that there are a lot of big trees there! Not only in the parks, but just about anywhere :)
There were so many squirrels, and I squeed a lot! :D
We walked along to find Princess Diana's Memorial Fountain, where we bathed our sore feet, and it felt soo good! It was really magical :)
Then we found the Peter Pan statue, and I squeed a little more :)
I got a beautiful shot of Queen Victoria outside Kensington Palace :)
The Elfin Oak was so cute! :)
Time flies, and suddenly we were back in Norway :)
We only stayed until sunday so we didn't get to do as much as we wanted, but Kate Bush was magical I am probably going back some time next year, hopefully with someone I have more common interests with :)
- Have you been to London? :)
~ Love and light ~