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Published: December 4th 2008
My favourite places in London
Aaaah, London, I do love thee. No matter what the weather, or time of year, London never ceases to amaze and entertain. Here it is December and still the tourists walk along the windy streets and river banks with cameras aimed at historic sites. Even when you walk along shopping streets, peoples from every corner of the world are eager to shop and take that touristy shot of the grand things.
When I came into London, I arrived at the train station that had the Harry Potter's platform shrine. Of course, I have to take photo: 9 3/4 ...let the magic begin!
In the morning, I walked along the Thames River and then crossed Tower Bridge. I headed towards the city centre and Trafalgar Square. I discovered that if you let a few years pass, things will change in London. My walk along the Thames river went inland several times when modern buildings commanded the river front and pedestrians had to jog through tight allies. Everything was well laid out, and if you gave up the view of the Thames and walk inland for short bursts, you often could see portraits of old buildings propped up on the cement walls.
I came to St. Paul's cathedral I decided to catch a bus to the rest of downtown. It is amazing what you can see from the top of a double-decker bus. Yup, I love this city, with its whimsical architecture and noble streets.
The whimsy of Harry Potter somehow fits in the busy traffic of a London city train station. Where else in the world can you stop at an Information booth and ask for the Harry Potter's platform? And the staff are eager to point out the nearby wall.
Throughout the day, I was drawn back to my favourite places in London.
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