That's Mary Poppins up there, if you couldn't figure it out. I'm not going to heckle you if you didn't know, as I just remembered the lyric when I approached the massive cathedral early this morning. The bells were so loud!! The church itself is massive and beautiful to look at. I'll show you with a few pictures.
|It's so big!|
|Me on the steps of St. Paul's|
|Jordana and I on the wrong bus|
After adventuring by ourselves, Jordan and I decided we'd join the photography class to a few markets. Both of our classes didn't have anything planned for the day, and I think we both enjoy having someone telling us where all the cool spots are.
The first market we went to was called the Sunday Up Market. It's only held on Sundays and it's in the Brick Lane area of town. I must say that out of all the areas I have visited in London so far, Brick Lane is perhaps my favorite. I feel like I could live down there. Perhaps not comfortably as it is very loud because a lot of students or people my age hang around there a lot. But it's by everything I like, and I would almost be happy just exploring Brick Lane the entire time.
On the way to the Market I saw a flyer for Blitz, a vintage shop I'd really wanted to visit. After we were released to explore, I asked the man who had handed me the flyer which way and away I went. Jordan accompanied me and it was pretty fantastic.
After this we traveled to the second market right down the road. I don't remember what the name of the last one was, but there were a few cute vintage shops that I would've loved to try on a dress or two if I had had the time. Instead, I found this sign for another London vintage fair, however the date I'm going is when I'll be in Manchester. Though the other one I saw yesterday will be in Manchester that day too! So it's a give and take with these sort of things apparently.
There was a small little shop that was selling ice cream and food that I ate at. I was so hungry I forgot to take a picture of it! But it was so cute and the area was so nice I feel a return appearance is necessary. I ordered a hot dog, and was happy to see they had regular mustard instead of spicy mustard for it. It was sooooo good.
After walking to the carnival and discovering you had to buy a ticket to get in, I went back to the little shop and ordered dessert. I decided to splurge and treat myself since I'd hardly had anything to eat all day and got a waffle with mint chocolate chip ice cream on top of it. Another excellent choice! While eating the waffle, I found a shaded place to sit down. It was just far away enough that it was kind of quiet, but you could still hear the roar of the speakers in the distance. Perfect.
|When it was brand new|
|It's all melted now...|
|Before my nap|
We met up with the photography group by this cool arch things and then headed off towards the London Eye.
|If you add an A to the end of Barbieri instead of an I it spells my last name!|
|In line for the London Eye|
|This picture is magical because the guy took the picture on my phone without using the center touch button...he didn't show me the secret|
|Fish lamp post|
|Accidental green screen shot|
|On purpose green screen shot. Jordan took forever to push the button. That's Clarke!|
|Selfie on the Eye|
After the London Eye, Jordan and I explored for dinner. When we went to Chinatown yesterday, I found a street in the middle of it with a bunch of little Italian restaurants that I wanted to try. On the way I saw an adorable boy playing bagpipes.
Tomorrow's the first day of actual class, so...we'll see how it goes. We might try to catch our first show tomorrow, but we have to see how our schedules work out.
Thanks for listening!