I am the worst Tourist #nomapsneeded
So I have been in London for almost 2 weeks now and strangely I haven't really spent much of that time being a tourist. Most of my time has been spent organising bank accounts, work, freelance and a place to live. It feels as though I have been here a lot longer than I actually have, I think it's because I'm not in any routine at all.
I could be at the bank in the morning, doing freelance until the afternoon, then viewing flats, then finding somewhere to eat and then somewhere to drink... Maybe you can call that a routine haha. My girlfriend has already got a full-time job which is spectacular! Even more so considering I haven't actually started looking. That doesn't mean I have been sitting on my hands though.
One of my favourite places on earth - The National Gallery
Ok back on topic. everyone loves to see tourist pics so I have been doing my best to snap what ever I find interesting. Which as I look back through my photo's is quite a bit random. Although I find myself snapping every piece of startling architecture I see. Me being a bit of an art buff I can't help but compose images reminiscent of some of the great landscape paintings from 'The National Gallery'. Well... ok maybe they don't even come close but I do try.
Probably my most emotional moment so far (and I'm sort of ashamed to admit it) seeing Monet up close again. I felt overwhelmed, I'm one of those retards who can't help but well-up at the sight of its beauty and just think to myself "how the fuck did he do this?" (Monets Water lillies).
Not to be out done I visited my most favourite painting ever! I was freaking out as we navigated through the gallery I thought I remembered exactly where it was, but it was no where to be found. It seriously took me 20 minutes to find it (to stubborn to use a map - I am no tourist). After a mild stroke, I peered around a corner slowly and there it was Rembrandt's 'A woman bathing in a stream' mmm. I stood as close as I could to it, then I sat and stared at it. My beautiful girlfriend sat patiently with me while I took it all in. I wish I could look at it everyday. It's strange because its not really the most polished or famous piece from Rembrandt, hell I hadn't even seen it before I went to the Gallery for the first time 4 years ago, it just connects with me on a level I cannot explain.
Happy snaps, sort of.
Please enjoy some of my pics from my wanders in grey sky London. Next post will hopefully be in celebration of finding a new home.