Traveling solo does something to the eyes. It opens them up to things you never noticed before because you were too busy paying attention to another person. In 2010 I got to visit London on my own, and since I didn’t have a lot of money, I spent a lot of time walking around and just looking at things through my camera. Mind you, it wasn’t a great camera either.
I have so many photos from the British Museum, and really I didn’t get to fully explore the whole place. It’s huge! What I loved about it – aside from the artifacts – was its interior architecture, my favorite part of which I captured here. It’s the “front” of the museum before you even get to the good stuff.
Spent time just walking around, taking the bus. Here I am crossing one of London’s bridges by foot.
Spent so much time walking back and forth across bridges… And of course, the buses fascinated me.
The food at Portobello Market was incredible. Here a vendor is selling paella and crusty bread.
The crowds were out in full force, tourists and locals alike it seemed like – even though it was a pretty cloudy, chilly day early on.
Everyone was lining up for this vendor.
Had to capture the sign, just because it’s a touristy thing to do. And well, that’s what I was.
This is one of my favorite pictures from walking around Portobello Street Market. There are tourists and locals and all kinds of people just looking, shopping, spending an afternoon here.