A few blog posts ago I expressed my subtle disdain for the city of London. The response from you, my lovely readers, seemed to be that a majority of you loved London and couldn’t understand why it just wasn’t my cup of earl grey. So I am going to try and be as impartial as possible and create a two part post on London, this the first post referring to the things I liked, and the next post about the elements that I was not quite as partial to. So here goes!
1. The Views
I will be the first to admit that seeing any city from above is pretty spectacular, and London is no exception to this. However, when one has seen the colourful Reykjavik cityscape, and looked out from the Sacre Coeur on Christmas Eve, a person may have reason to not fall completely head over heels. London does however get bonus points for providing such a varied array of ways with which to soak in the views.
2. The Rain
While I do enjoy all times of year, I am a winter loving woman through and through, and I love nothing more than spending a day walking around in the rain. London gets pretty close to perfect marks for their near constant state of drizzle.
3. The Inhabitants
The little fluffball in the following photo followed me halfway around Hyde Park. I named him Wilbur.
4. The Art
I must admit, looking at piece after piece of Christ on the Cross can become a bit cumbersome, especially for someone like me who is notably skeptical about the existence of a celestial being, so galleries in London with art that is just plain odd? So much more than welcome.
5. The History
As someone who has just completed her 41st completely independent birth (so many hours of being on call finished) and will be a fully registered midwife in just a few short weeks (finally), a trip to the Old Operating Theatre was a day well spent. Being able to see antique obstetric and midwifery tools was fascinating, and made me appreciate modern technology more than I ever thought possible. I will not post a photo of it here as it is quite graphic, but the rusted old cervical dilator would be terrifying enough to scare anyone off of pregnancy and childbirth.
So what do you love about London? Would I like London more if I visited in the summer?