London Surprises

The thing about London is that it always has the ability to surprise you. It is almost a week since I came to London to visit friends, and you can easily get sucked into the frantic energy of the city. London is a city packed with possibilities, rife with twists and turns and small little pockets of subcultures. Where else but London would you find a girl covered in mud sitting next to a middle aged woman carrying a gerbil cage and a woman covered in muslim headress? Where else would you find a fantastic array of languages , colours and eclectic tastes?
Today I walked with my friend Sahar, who is a hat designer in a park called the ” Graveyard Park” it was, literally a park of graves with weird twisting trees. It was pouring with rain and we crossed a little meadow filled with wild flowers, poppies and weeds. I was wet, as usual but amazed at this small discovery. In the afternoon , I walked past the giant Tower of London, home to where Anne Bolelyn was sentenced and killed and then strolled through the London Bridge to get to a museum on Louboutins….
But London is also a city which can suck you dry. It is constantly swarming with people, and simple things like going from one station to another is almost an impossible feat with the more complicated than it has to be Subway system. In comparison to the green fields and rolling meadows of Scotland, or the beautiful spiritual paradise of Haifa Israel it is a bit of a culture shock. I have always slightly feared London, she is the cooler sister I wish I could be. I always lived in the outskirts of London, never totally inside. Everyone is always rushed in London. Rushing to the Tube, rushing to the bus, rushing to the street. Someone told me that in New York City there is always a false sense of urgency. Perhaps many big cities have the same feeling ( Definitely not Madrid that is for sure!!)

Well London, I hope you keep surprising me tommorrow…

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One thought on “London Surprises

  1. I like this blog post and your passion when writing it. Even though I personally don’t like London very much. *chuckle* I still like your writing style!!

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