Photography and travel are my two passions. This blog will feature photos from my travels and little anecdotes about my experiences and discoveries.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Exploring on a whim!
The first time I visited London back in the 1980’s, I fell in love with the city and I’ve found myself returning many times and always finding new things to experience and old favorites to enjoy again. Needless to say, I’ve made use of London’s mass transit system known as “the tube” to get from one side of the city to another. If you have ever used that system, you know how efficient it is and you might also know that each train is announced by its end point destination. I’ve always been curious about those end point destinations so on this trip I decided that I would ride one of the lines all the way to the end and get out and look around. That’s how I happened to visit the pretty village of Amersham located at the very north-western end of the Metropolitan line. It was interesting to see how the crowds on the train thinned out the further out we got, dwindling down to just me and two other people at the very end. The city is located 27 miles northwest of London and is split into two districts, Old Amersham in the valley and the newer and rapidly growing Amersham-on-the-hill located around the rail line. It was the newer section that I explored on my short visit there.
I walked through the business district with its half-timbered buildings and shops as picture above and to the left.
I also ventured into some residential streets where I found lovely tree-lined lanes and beautiful brick homes with half-timbered trim.
I enjoyed this exploration so much, that I’m sure I’ll do it again the next time I’m in London. Maybe I’ll head to an eastern end point the next time.