First stop on my list of sights to see on my first day in London was the magnifique St. Paul's Cathedral. As long as I can remember, I've always had a deep love & fascination with European cathedral's. I remember visiting cathedrals (and castles) while spending time in Austria & Germany as a little girl and always being is such awe of every. single. detail. Hand painted ceilings, stained-glass windows, sculptures, massive organs, paintings, all of it....so unbelievably beautiful & amazing. The beauty is truly moving and makes me feel a range of emotions - smiles to myself, goosebumps, even tears. St. Paul's is by far one of the most gorgeous I've had the chance to experience. I spent over 2 hours lingering and then climbed to the very top to take in the 360 views of London.
Finished up at St. Paul's, walked a bit until it started to rain. Totally on accident, I found the Somerset House which had the sweetest little café & bar connected to it -- Fernandez & Wells. This place had my name written all over it. If I lived in London, I'd no doubt be a regular here. Coffee's, tea, wine, tapas, meats, cheeses & pastries.
So I took in this exhibit -- Pandemonium, at Somerset House and well, some parts were cool and others were so cuhhhrazy & over my head out there, I didn't really know what the heck to think. Any way, cool experience and I'm always down to see/try something new. Left Somerset House to make my way back towards Trafalgar Square. <3 My Address. haha Totally loved Trafalgar Square. Massive fountains, sculptures and The National Gallery. Free of charge and filled with so many beautiful art collections -- the Spanish & Italian Collections were my favorite.
Still going thru my hundreds of photos and have some more to share with you all! xx