Sunday, October 28, 2018

I Confess, I'm a Street Walker

Not that kind of street walker but a street walker all the same.  You have probably guessed that I'm addicted to the city of London and one of my favorite things to do when I visit there (or anywhere) is to just walk the streets.  The amazing things I see never fail to surprise, inspire and charm me.  On my last trip to London, I stayed across the street from Russell Square, a leafy and popular green space that pulled me in that direction several times.  I also loved that row of houses across the street from the park.  What a perfect spot to live!

When I walk in the other direction down Southhampton Row, I was thrilled to see more gorgeous old buildings lining the street.  I enjoyed dinner in a couple of the restaurants along this stretch of the street.

I love finding streets with sections of half-timbered buildings that have an "oh-so-English" look to them.

And a peek down a narrow passageway revealed a brick wall scene that just begged me to snap a photo.

On Carey Street on the other side of the Royal Courts of Justice, a row of those iconic red phone boxes stopped me in my tracks.  You have to love those bright red boxes even if they have become obsolete.

Another street provided a view of some gorgeous white buildings.  Another fabulous place to own or rent a flat.  They look very upper-crust!

This street provided apartments with balconies and a pretty green space across the street to provide some shade and a touch of nature.

And then of course, there are the "mews", wonderful narrow drives filled with houses that long, long ago would have housed the horses and carriages.  There are hundreds of these places all around London and they are always impressive in the way they have been turned into interesting and sometimes eclectic accommodations.

I could go on and on about the things I find on my walks and I probably will but, in another future post.  Looking at these photos is giving me the itch to go again.  That usually happens to me when I haven't been for two years.  Guess what, it's been exactly two years since my last visit.  I'm due!


Kate said...

You really hooked me on your other blog with the promise of revealing a secret! I could live on one of the mews, enjoy it and go for walks with you on one of your visits.

Judy Ryer said...

That looks like an interesting place to take a long walk.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful street views, Sharon!

Lois said...

Wonderful photos Sharon! I love London too and I'm planning another visit there during the New Year's holidays of 2020 to see yet another performance by my oldest grandson and his marching band. They have been invited to participate in the 2020 London New Year's Day parade. It should be an exciting trip!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous shots Sharon, keep walking those streets but don't forget to take us with you 😉 The apartments opposite the park and the mews are too fabulouso, lots of pounds too I bet ✨

Catalyst said...

Love these pictures, Sharon.