londontown, pt. 2

photographed + filmed with fujifilm x30

A month ago today I landed in London, and I can't believe it's been that long already. It's also strange to think that this city I had never visited before felt so much like home.
It's all very cliche and sappy, but whatever. London happens. In this half of my collective, there are a lot of things happening. Let's list it:

1.  Me putting on my sunglasses in an act of Californian rebellion despite the fact that I hadn't seen proper sunlight in approx. 3 months.

2.  The Christmas Tree in the Buckingham Palace gift shop, which is the most aggressively British place I've ever been. 

3. I don't know, some random government looking building that had loads and loads of people milling about. (side note: my grandmother said it was ugly. I reminded her that none of her pretty German castles had actual monarchs in them.)

4. I genuinely have no recollection of taking this photo but I think by it's general upper-end British-ness it is probably Kensington. 

5. The statue hall at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Best offensive joke in England was heard here, as uttered by a middle aged dad-type pushing a stroller through the Mughal Empire installation: "I think it should be called the Kim Kardashian museum, as it is extremely beautiful and incredibly dim." 

6. Proper way to bond a bunch of bloggers: aesthetically pleasing pizza.

7. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE. I don't have an arm, I appear to be getting hit by an oncoming bus that's whizzing out of nowhere, Westminster is entirely lit up. It's basically a scene from Harry Potter.

8. An actual scene from Harry Potter.

9.  Walking out of Liverpool Station is the best place to people watch because at 5pm on a Friday, the entire world is there and trying to get on your train.

10. I may forget my own name, but I will never, ever, as long as I live, forget to mind the gap.

I feel like I've seen so much, but theres far more to explore, eat, and experience, so I guess I'll just have to go back. What an absolute tragedy.

x J

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  1. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

  2. I love the whole in Harry Potter thing! By the way, nice travels.

  3. The pizza looks delicious! Merry X-mas, enjoy your holidays xx



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