My first travel journey to Europe started with four whirlwind days in London, England in the spring. Dear friends of mine whisked me around to see as many sights as possible. I wrote a blog that includes quite a few travel photos from London. But I had more photos to share! So here are some of the outtakes.
And oh... Harrods Food Hall was like a playground for a food photographer! I honestly could have spent hours and hours there, exploring all of the luxury food items, chatting with the employees, and watching people. Such fun!
The affluent and exclusive Knightsbridge neighbourhood is home to Harrods and many other high-end retail shops and restaurants.
Many international well-to-do residents live in Knightsbridge, and they mingle with tourists in the must-see shops.
Perhaps they are looking to buy some perfume, such as the Bond No. 9 that these young "Bond Boys" were sampling at Harrods Perfumery the day I visited.
Or maybe they are on a mother-daughter shopping expedition to many of the tony shops in the neighbourhood.
Central London is home to many well-known historic treasures, such as the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly Circus, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, and Admiralty Arch leading to The Mall. So many travel photos to see and capture!
Next up on our sightseeing trip through Central London was a deeper dive into Westminster, the bustling government area near Buckingham Palace and flanking The River Thames. Big Ben and the London Eye have become global iconic symbols of London. And The Shard and Tower Bridge are pretty impressive too!
Heading "home" after a long day of sight seeing. I just loved the soft late-afternoon light shining on the streets of London.
London abounds with museums and galleries and historical monuments. The architecture is stunning, and the history is deep. There is simply too much to see and capture in a short few days there. Here are some things that captured my photographic eye as I wandered with my camera and my friends through London's West End.
photography by barbara cameron pix