Saturday, 29 March 2008

London


Spring 2008

I was having holiday in London during my Easter holiday break from 21st to 25th March for 5 days 4 night. London is amazing and I love it very much!

This is the first time I fly alone to a foreign city, huge and busy city of London! I met up with Sarah, Lih Sing anf Yee Ling on the day I arrive and I met up with Yian Yong on the third day to stay with her!

Our journey of 4 starts with a blurry day that we waited in the underground station to change to Circle Line Tube to Malaysia Hall.. We waited for quite sometime but then the tube never arrive!
Then we decided to take the underground back to another station to take another route to Malaysia Hall. After that we realised that the Circle Line Tube was close for Easter break!!! WHat?!

We are expected to arrive at Malaysia Hall around 11 but we arrive around 12.30 noon at last. It was such a long way!

Cut the crap and straight to the journey!

First of all, we went to St Paul's Cathedral, which is where Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married. It was also Sir Christopher Wren's greatest work, stands at the western boundary of the City, and was miraculously unharmed by wartime bombs. The interior of the building is also magnificient but too bad we cannot take pictures inside!


After that, we walked pass the Millennium Bridge, the pedestrian-only bridge, going across River Thames to Tate Modern. Tate Modern is the British National Museum of Modern Art for which a lot of thing in there I do not understand. Kinda nice though!



This is a slit in the building of Tate Modern. Quite cool!

Finishing quickly in Tate Modern, we walk by the riverbank of River Thames to go to find the London Bridge. Still remember singing this, "London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down,..." There it is! It's not pretty but it's the oldest bridge for people to go across River Thames! :)

While walking by the riverbank, we suddenly smell one old man selling something which attracts us. It's the peanuts fried with coconut and brown sugar, very nice!

Then we head right away to the famous-London-well-known Tower Bridge. It's really really great! The feeling of seeing the real thing on your own is so much different form seeing them in pictures!.And the GLA City hall is just there, also very nice! Apart from that, there's the HMS Belfast and is the only floating Maritime Naval Museum in UK!



This is a picture of us took by a local. He said, "This will be a good memory." And YES, indeed it's a really sweet memory!

We took a few pictures of the riverbank of the other side. And there's the Tower of London with modern buildings surrounding it.


Canary Wharf! It's like New York in London! Very modern. You should be able to see the Rugby-shaped-like building is The Gherkin (2004). Its distinctive tapering shape gave this skyline-dominating building it's nickname and also solves the usual problem cause by high buildings of street-level gales. The shape is also beneficial environmentally, with ventilated double skin reducing heating and cooling requirements and spiralling lightwells maximising natural light. AMAZING!


This is me on Tower Bridge!


Going across the river and we arrive near Tower of London but we decided not to go in. So we took pictures outside.


We head straight to Oxford Street, London! The Europe's Busiest Shopping Street as well as most dense! Then I saw Selfridges & Co and took picture of one of my favourite window display! Then we call it a day!


Ciao! I will blog again on my London Day Two soon! Keep visiting!

4 comments:

enthein said...

hey babe put shoutout plssss and link me to ur blog!!

Sarah said...

Wohooo!! nice one. abuthen..she's LIH SHIN :P

Anna Bong said...

En Thein!

So glad you are reading my blog! I will post shoutout! Can't wait to go back and meet you up!

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Sarah,
Yeap! I fell in love with London! And thanks for the correction!

AH20 said...

i miss u anna! i wan to go london!