"Man cannot discover new oceans
unless he has the courage to lose
sight of the shore!"
Thursday, 12 September 2013
London 2013 - day 1. afternoon
We continued, of course on foot, walking without any objective. We let the way to lead us, and so, on the other side of Kensington Gardens, we encountered a one of the world's most famous stages, The Royal Albert Hall.
The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria in in 1871. Each year it hosts over 360 Events which include classical music, jazz, world music, circus, rock, pop, opera, dance, comedy, dinners, award ceremonies and the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance. Impressive!
Than we continued to wander through the typical streets of London, we met with its buses - Double Decker. Without them I couldn't really imagine London. It reminded us of the old comedy series On the bus. So we wandered and we laughed to our memories and also were amazed by sights in front of our eyes.
Really beautiful and interesting city this London. And although this wasn't our first visit to this city, this time we saw it in another, different way, that was like we saw it for the first time.
And so we came to Piccadily Circus. The name 'Piccadilly' originates from a 17th century and square is named after frilled collar named piccadil. Roger Baker, a tailor who became rich making piccadils lived in the area. The word "Circus" refers to the roundabout around which the traffic circulated. Piccadilly Circus is now partly pedestrian zone and a favorite place for people to congregate before going to the nearby shopping and entertainment areas: Soho, Chinatown, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square which are all within walking distance.
After a hard and long day, we stopped in the Chinatown, where we had been before. And again we had a delicious dinner, then we returned to the hotel and so tired fell into a long, deep sleep. Tomorrow is another day!