London: a glimpse
From the River Thames, many of London's most obvious sights stand out along the skyline: The Tower of Westminster and the London Eye, to name but two.
The Palace of Westminster has been the seat of Parliament (Lords & Commons) since 1512. The Victorian archetect, Sir Charles Barry, designed the mock-Gothic building that contains the 1½ million Acts of Parliament. Remarkably, the oldest part of the structure, the Westminster Hall, dates from 1097.
For some reason, I always ended up in Leicester Square. When I would leave my flat in Kew, I would be heading somewhere specific, but would always end up back there. For me, it was the central magnet of London. I'm sure others will disagree with this, but it seemed to be close to just about everything I liked about London. Near by were Trafalgar Square, Russell Square, Soho and the Theatres and book shops.
London is littered with parks and green strips of all sizes.
I grabbed a Time Out guide and saw about 25 shows while I was living in London. I loved The Lady in the Van, The Real Thing, Copenhagen, The Lion King and many others. When a show was sold out, I'd stand in line for a couple of hours, and buy a last-minute single seat. I never got turned away from any show I wanted to see (although I did pay dearly a couple of times...)
I spent a lot of time in St. Pancras Station in early 2000...
At the end of my block in Kew was the world-famous Kew Gardens. It is touted as the best garden in the world, and I have no doubt that this is true. I most enjoyed an exhibit of sclupture from Zwimbabwe that were placed throughout the grounds.
I was in London for a few weeks in 2006 working on another movie, and took some more shots around town: