April 20th, 2009 I packed my backpack & begun my new life living in London. Fast forward to today & what we have here are the closing paragraphs of a big chapter of my life. My days left in London can be counted on fingers. How do I feel? I don't know. Everything is so busy I haven't had the chance to blink.
Some folks art galleries, some folks can't stand them. I love them, especially new age ones like the Tate Modern in London, England. The Tate Modern is housed inside the converted Bankside Power Station & is the most visited modern art gallery in the world with 4.7 million visitors per year.
The Championships at Wimbledon are full of tradition. The All England Lawn Tennis Club site is very compact, getting the spectators very close to the action. After enjoying a Pimms, you wander the courts munching away on too many Strawberries & Cream. I lost count with how many strawberries I ate.
I was born in 1983, which was also the golden era for rock. I don’t know how or why, but I love rock. The heavy chords, the power ballads and of course, the hair! The only problem when I was growing up, was that I couldn’t see these amazing bands live. Luckily I got a chance to see Whitesnake in 2011.
This week’s #FriFotos theme is: Museums. London has some of the best museums in the world, with something for everyone. The one I have been to the most while living in London is the British Museum. I am always taken away when entering the building, wondering what amazing history I will learn today.
For as long as I have been alive, the Brixton Academy has been a place synonymous with live music. Thousands of bands have played unforgettable, once in a lifetime gigs in front of thousands of screaming fans who never want the night to end. One thing you can be sure of here, is an encore.
Every bridge that crosses the River Thames in London has its own unique views. The Millennium Bridge is the newest crossing over the River Thames, with the Tate Modern dominating the riverside on the southern banks & St. Paul’s Cathedral peeking across from a distance on the northern banks.
I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a country boy that enjoys nature, or that I love being in my skin and nothing more. When having a good park session with mates & thick, lush grass; I can’t think of anything better than walking barefoot everywhere. Maybe I just have thick skin when it comes to stepping on thorns.
This weeks #FriFotos has a diamond jubilee theme to it: Fit For A Queen. The Mall is a road that is most definitely fit for Queen Elizabeth II, with the grand tree lined street paved red to look like a giant red carpet, decorated with Union Jack flags leading all the way up to the gates of Buckingham Palace.
For the first sunny Sunday in London for the past few months, what better way to spend it than in the park with good mates, a few drinks & a BBQ. The idea of reinstating last year’s tradition of a “Sunday Cider Sesh”, myself & some close friends make our way to Kensington Gardens in London & fire up the baby BBQ.