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Summer loving for me includes seeing relatives and going sight-seeing not just sunny holidays at the beach.  Here are a small selection of shots from a trip to London in 2012, celebrating good times and making me want to go and create some more memories!

Telephone box mascot

Telephone box mascot London 2012 © Michelle Sherlock

2 people dressed up like snakecharmers - one appearing to levitate / held up by stick held in hand of the person below

Street artists London 2012,© Michelle Sherlock

Photo of graffiti artists creating picture of an ape with sharp teeth against blue and purple background

Graffiti competition London 2012 © Michelle Sherlock

We took this trip to London as I did not have enough money to go to the USA or other far-flung corners of the world and I realised that people there longed to come here!  I decided to appreciate what was on my door step and gave my two children two magical days around our nation’s capital.  We went by train to London where we met my sister at Euston and quickly headed to the beautiful markets at Portobello Road (featured in the film, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, as the place, “where the riches of ages are sold”.

I bought a beautiful spiral silver bracelet there to remember our trip by, while my daughter than 9, bought a bright blue, ‘I love London’ school bag.

Photo of two larger than life street artists with their heads covered by dark suit of clothes

Headless street artists along Portobello Road, London 2012 – photo may not be reused without express consent © Michelle Sherlock

Visits to Museums and Art Galleries in London are free so we also went to the Natural Earth History Museum and the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum and the Tate Modern.

Paddling in the courtyard of the V&A Museum, Lond on 2012 © Michelle Sherlock

Paddling in the courtyard of the V&A Museum, Lond on 2012 © Michelle Sherlock

My son and I howled laughing at what passes for art in the Tate Modern!  There were something like 8 canvases of this taking up a room the size of a primary school gymnasium!

Photo of red swirls on canvas

Laughing at what the Tate Modern consider art! London 2012 © Michelle Sherlock

Tate Modern displayed an Octagon pasted to the wall and called that art too!  Unbelievable.  Obviously they have never read, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” story or if they did, learned the wrong lesson!

8th Paper Octagonal

A pasted Octagonal is considered art worthy to grace the Tate Modern! London 2012 © Michelle Sherlock

As you can see from the photos below we also went on the Millenium Wheel and River Cruise along the Thames and had a fabulous time.  We also walked along the banks of the Thames and took trips on London’s double-decker buses to see some of the sights along the way as well as using the tube.

Sight-seeing along the banks of the Thames, London August 2012

Sight-seeing along the banks of the Thames, London August 2012

Photo of Thames River Cruise boat and pier with London skyline in the background on a beautiful summer's day

Thames River Cruise, London 2012 © Michelle Sherlock

Photo of a hanging outside building of the royal family waving as seen from the River Thames boat cruise

The closest we got to the Royal Family, London 2012 as seen from our river cruise along the Thames © Michelle Sherlock

Photo of London Millenium Wheel capsule

Gaining new experiences and sights on the Millenium Wheel, London 2012 © Michelle Sherlock

Houses of Parliament from the Millenium Wheel , London 2012 © Michelle Sherlock

Houses of Parliament from the Millenium Wheel , London 2012 © Michelle Sherlock

Opera House, view from the Millenium Wheel, London 2012 © Michelle Sherlock

Opera House, view from the Millenium Wheel, London 2012 © Michelle Sherlock

My summer photo of the year was however this one of my beautiful daughter:

Photo of child playing at the fountain pool at Victoria and Albert museum

Paddling and having fun with the fountains at the V&A Museum, London 2012 © Michelle Sherlock 2012 – Photo may not be used without express consent

 

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© Michelle Sherlock 2014

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4 thoughts on “Summer loving (photo challenge)

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  2. Sometimes the best trip is to stay local, it could be more fun, it just involve taking time to research the places to go where you live and just have fun, enjoy, it may be much more enjoyable, educational than traveling aboard.

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