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Being a Tourist | Adventures in London

One thing I’ve learned from my time here in London, is that I love being a tourist- and I have no problem acting like a one! This is probably quite clear to you as its obvious that I carry around my camera most everywhere I wander. But even I, a professional tourist, forget my camera- OR even worse- choose laziness and pick up my iphone instead. Shame shame shame.

Well this past week- Joey’s mom, Christine, was here on a short visit- the PERFECT excuse to get back into my touristing roles. We had a short amount of time to show off the London landmarks- but I think that’s the best way to kick into tourist-drive! Every moment is precious in checking off the must-sees from the list! We were able to visit Buckingham Palace, tour the Cotswolds, explore the British Museum, and tour a bit of Westminster and the South Bank! Joey’s mom loves photography too, so I can’t wait to see the loveliness she captured!

On one such day, I introduced Christine to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the London Eye- all a short walking distance from each other. I LOVE taking pictures of these landmarks over and over again, because they look so different in the changing light. And on this particular day- a HUGE and very dark storm cloud was rolling in- making for the perfect backdrops for these majestic structures! Amazing.

So today I want to share some very touristy shots- most of these landmarks I’ve shared before, but not with a gigantic storm cloud as a backdrop! Enjoy…

One morning we headed to Buckingham Palace- JUST in time for the changing of the guard! Such a spectacle!

One morning we headed to Buckingham Palace- JUST in time for the changing of the guard! Such a spectacle!

Westminster Bridget apparently has locks too!

Westminster Bridge apparently has locks too!

Parliament and a Double Decker

Parliament and a Double Decker

The storms rolling in! See that tiny plane soaring through the clouds?

The storms rolling in! See that tiny plain soaring through the clouds?

The London Eye

The London Eye

Dark dark skies

Dark dark skies

Happy Tuesday, friends!

March 11, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Natalie - Woah! Those dark skies are crazy! Ahh!

March 11, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Caitlin - That shot of the plane going through the clouds is incredible!

March 11, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Kelly Messenger - The two times I’ve been to london, the weather always changes so fast. It’s always when the clouds are rolling on in or when they finally break after a huge storm that you get the best pictures.

March 11, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Tyler - Love all of these photos! They’re so great! Especially the storm photos!

March 11, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Alison Harper - Stunning photographs! It must have been amazing to see the changing of the guard. Thank you for sharing!

March 11, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Sue Adams - Love the last photo..the red telephone booth against the dark grey sky….beautiful:)

March 12, 2014 - 4:26 am

Christine Tapanes - Sarah, the picture of Big Ben with the plane passing over turned out great. Can’t believe I didn’t even see it. Haven’t looked at my pictures yet.

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