Just about a year ago, I was counting down the moments to the most momentous trip I’ve ever taken: 11 days in the United Kingdom, including Leeds and London. I had first visited London in October 2006 and I fell in love with the city. I couldn’t wait to go back, but time and life got in the way, and it was 8 years until I finally got a chance to return.
My love for the UK and all things British is lifelong. It’s my heritage, but more importantly, it’s my preference, too. While I recently experienced a great week long stay in New York City (another of my favorite cities to visit), I don’t think I could live there at this point in my life. I’d like to live in London, though, or just the UK in general. I loved Leeds, which I visited last year for a great little comics convention called Thought Bubble (which is going on right now as I write this).
Above is the Millennium Bridge over the Thames. My favorite part of London is the area on the south side of that winding river that divides the city. That’s where I stay and that’s where I do my best roaming around and sitting in restaurant and coffee shop windows to people watch. Oh, and that guy on the right with the selfie is me, along with my mate, Big Ben.
Over the next few weeks, as I relive this trip in my own mind, I will share some of the best of my photos from this journey. I wish I was going back this year, but I’m already making plans for a long trip in the fall of 2016 … so stay tuned!