Day Trip to Cambridge, England

 Near the end of my two-week visit with Aleksi in London last October, we took an early-morning train to Cambridge for a day of wandering around the gorgeous colleges, eating fresh baked goods in town, and taking our time in the fabulous Fitzwilliam Museum. Unfortunately for Aleksi, the Fitzwilliam had a great exhibit on the art and science of illuminated manuscripts, so I took at least an hour to stare deeply into each page and reach ever label while he patiently waited. We also met up with a college friend of Aleksi’s who had recently begun graduate studies at Cambridge.

[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. For more pictures of England, click here.]

The City of London and Fleet Street

A few dusky shots from “The City,” the one square mile city and county situated smack dab in the middle of London. I love having these photos all saved and labeled on this blog. I know not that many people look at them, but they are really for me. So I can look back and remember the lovely evening Aleksi and I spent strolling around the city and talking about how London could be the perfect place for us to finally live in the same place after years of dating long distance and a year cross-Atlantic.

[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. For more pictures of London, click here.]

London: Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens

The Albert Memorial on the edge of Kensington Gardens in London was built in 1876 on the order of the Lord Mayor and against the wishes of Prince Albert, who was reportedly quite humble. The nearly 14 foot gilded statue of Albert at the center of the spectacular monument is surround by 187 figures that represent the continents, arts, industries, and sciences.

Photos taken on my two-week trip to London last October (2016). I’ve already got a trip to London planned for this coming October, so I’m hoping to finally catch up on my photos before I am back in Europe.  [35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. For more pictures of London, click here.]

London: 2016 Summer Pavilion by Bjarke Ingels in Hyde Park

Every year, the Serpentine Galleries in Hyde Park commission a temporary pavilion by a well-known architect. When I was exploring Kensington in October 2016, I wandered through Bjarke Ingels’ 2016 pavilion. As you can see from the photos, it was spectacular.

Elsewhere in Hyde Park, I snapped this great shot of Aleksi mid-coffee sip.

[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. For more pictures of my trip to London, click here.]