Saturday, September 20, 2008

London through my Lens: ALL in a day



Dated June 24, 2008

She doesn't let me free,
Lest I flee
Or worse I go and drink a pan full of hot T... (T-pan..wink wink for those who know)

Ok ok this was not-so-funny.
But what was funny was that one fine day when Skeety was in London, she wanted to go about alone. And The Little One wouldn't let her go for the fear that Skeets might get lost or run into trouble.
Logic worked fine here. Skeets does run into funny situations but doesn't mean she can't take care. Infact, when she is alone, she is MORE wary of whatever is happening around her, than she is when accompanied by family or friends.
Anyway after all the catfight and more Skeets turned to be the winner and was free to go out and explore London on her own.
Bus Number 427 to Ealing and there onwards a tube to Central London (Little One are you listening? Skeety still remembers this route and all others :p )
Wasn't really a good day for Skeets mood-wise, but Skeets turned it into one of the best days she could give herself...
What Skeets likes best when she's on her own is:
*She can explore as much of the place she is in, as she wants...
*She doesn't feel bad about the other person (in this case The Little One) being tired but still having to bear with her...
*She is not answerable to anyone about any of her acts which might be deemed to be funny by others...
*Being on your own gives you a chance to explore your head like anything...pending thoughts that need pondering...pending talks with the self and so on...
*Best of all, Skeets loves her own company more than anyone else's...

Back to June 24...
Skeets' head full o' thoughts...went out in search of peace for the mind...
A three-four hour long walk through the greens and others colours of Hyde Park... a softy down... lots of questions answered by the self to the self... lots of pictures clicked of the self and all that surrounded...lovely leaves...huge trees...people enjoying a lazy afternoon...others working out...practising outdoor sports to achieve perfection...when one sees all this happening around...life sure does look beautiful...


Skeeter's next stop was St.Paul's Cathedral.
Situated in the heart of London is St.Paul's Cathedral, is the seat of the Bishop of London city. It is said to be situated on the same site where a church by the same name stood before it was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666.

This dome was inspired by St. Peter's Basilica in Rome:


Below is The Great West Door which is also the main entry to point of the Cathedral.

And last but not the least, as Skeets was returning home she was awarded a free summer show which took place just outside St.Paul's.





Phewww long post. Was long pending.
Adios till we meet again!

21 comments:

I am said...

Tanu Batter is happy that skeet's did not run into Potty :) :D)

I wud have been so so so jealous if you did :)

And yes, post loooooooooongg due :) nice shots..specially the up in the air ones.. :)

Reeta Skeeter said...

Tanu: Ohooooo aise thodi na... I have to make you J...thoda dheeraj dharo and you'd be amazed to see what I ran into :P Kidding... thank you :)

ancientmariner said...

damsel in a city;)..must have been an adventure roaming a city like that alone...I need to do that sometime...

don said...

A wonderful set of street scene pictures to accompany your fascinating text. I appreciate how open you are with your inner most thoughts... a fine quality! The shots are very good and show what a great time you had.

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

Wow!! Those are some amazing pics! Let me check out the other posts too :)
It was great meeting you .. we didn't even take a pic together!!!

Reeta Skeeter said...

ancientmariner: :) it was really nice indeed. Do taht it's fun...
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don: Thanks friend...Your appreciation of my pictures is always encouraging :) cheers!
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Cheesy: :) haha yeah...it indeed was....aww yeahhhh so engrossed in the talks were we :P next time ji...
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dRoZzY!!! said...

i really like the cathedral pics and the last one is the best...
i think you miss London. get some booty and pack your bags i say!!!

EYE said...

Wow... I too love exploring places at my own pace in my own way.

Lakshmi said...

whew ! what an awesome post..worth the wait :) I like travelling alone too..especially if the company doesnt gel with yr needs ..way to go :)

B. O'Hemian said...

I loved the street performance shots. How I wish we had something more than Madari ka khel for street performance here in India.

Scribblers Inc said...

grrreat pics skeetie!!sup! :D

Scribblers Inc.

ceedy said...

Nice...you reminded me of my trip last year...

Its wonderful to amble at your own pace :)

Reeta Skeeter said...

dRoZzY: Ji...thanks...
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eye: thanks :) yeah it's fun!
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lakshmi: thans you :D yeah it is indeed a lot of fun..
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B. O'Hemian: Thanks...and I so agree with you... someday...maybe... :)
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Scribblers Inc: Thanks :) not much...
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ceedy: thanks for stopping by... :)
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Vaudevillian said...

nice shots man!
gonna try out Spaghetti House this weekend.

wait. tell me it has nothing to do with that flying monster thingy?

Reeta Skeeter said...

Thanks
Do that! :) nayy i ate teh flying monster...now there is none there u can go and have a good time :P no worries

crasiezt said...

Loved the pics (as always)..you did have a lovely time didn't you:-)

But I dunno...I don't like being all by myself..I love it when people are around me..Yes I am an attention-seeking bitch:D

The Keeper of the Keys said...

Oh, lovely photos!!
where are you now?

Kulpreet said...

Ahoy! Where are you... Unusual gap? Trust all is well.

Eastmancolour said...

Oye!!
Skeeter ka meter down kyun hai??

Lakshmi said...

Hi
Happy Deepavali

Reeta Skeeter said...

Crazy: thank you hai :) the nature of the kinda company a person keeps depends from person to person I say...cheers!
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keeper of the keys: hello ji..Thank you :) me is back in Delhi now...
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kulpreet: yep all well and rocking....posted on DFZ :) cheers!
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eastmancolour: Meter up now :P @ DFZ and here as well!
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lakshmi: aapko bhi bahut bahut happy wali diwali :) cheers!
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