Photo-A-Day London

HRH Queen Elizabeth

Originally uploaded by Liz du Canada

The photo-a-day meet was an absolutely wonderful experience. It was a drizzly, blustery day, but we were all bundled up warmly enough and set off from the Embankment tube station, along to Covent Garden. When I am a squillionaire I’m taking everyone there shopping. There are tacky crafts and cool crafts, gorgeous textiles, silly tourist stuff, food, more food, opera singers, and buskers. It’s wonderful!

One of the best things about the meet was actually meeting Hitchers. I have been ‘speaking’ to some of these people online for three years or more, and so meeting them in person was such a funny experience. My perceptions of them through posts and discussions, and now seeing their photostreams were sometimes quite accurate, sometimes wildly wrong. However, it was an experience I don’t think I’ll forget any time soon.

We ate lunch at a long table with red lights above, in an underground restaurant. It was sort of like eating in a very civilized corner or the Underworld.

Back out into the bluster, we crossed Waterloo Bridge and then went along the Strand to the Globe Theatre, where we had cake and wine in The Swan, the pub there. It was heaven to sit at the long scrubbed wooden table, watching the grey world outside.

My camera wasn’t as fancy as some of them, but I had such a good time it didn’t much matter.

Click on the blue ‘Liz du Canada’ to see the pictures.

Next up: Welsh Wales and why I love it.

2 Comments to “Photo-A-Day London”

  1. By justine (neffi), April 29, 2008 @ 5:26 am

    It was so good to meet you too. I took barely any photos worth the memory card space but I had such a great time. I could have sat in that wine bar forever, lol.

  2. By Liz, April 29, 2008 @ 7:54 pm

    Hey, Neffi, welcome to the blog! It was really wonderful to meet you and put a face to the name and personality!

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