It’s amazing how beautiful London can be in the rain. I walked through the seven dials in Covent Garden a few days ago and Christmas lights glistened in the puddles.
Bill Bryson once wrote:
“I can never understand why Londoners fail to see that they live in the most wonderful city in the world. It is, if you ask me, far more beautiful and interesting than Paris and more lively than anywhere but New York – and even New York can’t touch it in lots of important ways. It has more history, finer parks, a livelier and more varied press, better theaters, more numerous orchestras and museums, leafier squares, safer streets, and more courteous inhabitants than any other large city in the world.”
And probably more rainy days, at least this month. But if you can see past your wet shoes and wind-blown umbrella, there’s plenty of beauty there.
Anyway, I just wanted to stop in to say Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate. What’s everyone doing? Going home? Travelling? Having an orphan Christmas like I did one year? I’m leaving tomorrow and will be in Tenerife until early January, spending a warm Christmas with Jorge’s family and my 30th birthday on La Gomera, another island. In the meantime, there’s a couple of scheduled posts this week on my other blog, Little Observationist if you want to swing by. Enjoy the holidays!
This looks like a painting!
Thanks to instagram apps 🙂
That’s an awesome picture!
(And the Bryson quote made me smile too. :-))
Have a great Christmas and fantastic New Year.
Thanks! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year too 🙂
Enjoy the sun!
Thanks! I very much enjoyed the sun!
Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday! Sounds like a lovely little getaway!
Thank you! It was 🙂 http://www.littleobservationist.com/2014/01/06/celebrating-my-30th-birthday-on-the-island-of-la-gomera/
Reblogged this on La community degli Italiani a Londra and commented:
That is such a gorgeous photo! I hope you’re having a wonderful time in Tenerife. 🙂
Thank you 🙂 I did indeed!
“Little London Oberservationist” has been included in the Sites To See for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point many new visitors in your direction.
Thanks a lot 🙂 I shared the link on Facebook.
This is absolutely stunning! Really reminds me of the painting ‘Oakland Rain’ =) Love love love it!
Aw thank you! It’s just an iPhone shot but the lights and colors that night made for a pretty stunning subject!
Great photo – have you considered selling this as a print? I’d be very interested in purchasing if you did.
Hi Richard, thanks for the comment! I actually have this as a print in my Etsy shop already if you’re interested – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/174591276/square-print-london-at-night-monmouth?ref=shop_home_active_137