|Lord Nelson and Big Ben|
|On my way to the British Library the other day the sun was out and the sky was a remarkable blue, especially with the red brick against it.|
|I went to the National Gallery the other day and took this picture before they yelled at me. I loved the entrance and the little dome.|
|I walked past the Burlington Arcade by Piccadilly Circus last night after it closed and it was so ghostly to see it empty with all the lights still on.|
|I walk past these buildings on Marchmont Street every day.|
So, in order to get ready for these trips I'm going to save my money as best as I can (and good news this week I got the rest of my loan so I actually have a little bit right now) and start doing long distance walks around London. There are actually a few "trails" set up called The Big Seven and I'm making it a goal to do all of them. One is actually 150 miles in total, but you take it by 8 miles or so in 24 increments, and it loops around the whole of London metropolis. It's actually called LOOP (London Outer Orbital Path)
I'm really excited about this. I'm excited to walk and see everything. My first long walk will be a 6 mile walk through London tracing the routes outlined in Virginia Woolf's novel Night and Day which I just finished reading. Walking is a major theme in that novel, and most of the events happen when the characters are walking by the river. I've been to most of the places in the novel, but I think it would be good to make a morning of it and stop by the Tate Britain since I haven't been since last week.
|St. Martins-in-the-Fields by Trafalgar Square.|