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So many times we see pictures of sunsets in exotic places and those beautiful sunset shots taken on the beach somewhere that evoke that "wish you where here" type of feeling. Funny how sometimes we can experience similar sunsets and never truly appreciate them until, well you see them up high.
We all take for granted things that are only a stone's throw in our cities. At the end of 2014 I though it was time to suck it up and explore places I have come to label as tourist traps. One such place I have avoided in all my 20+ years of living in London is St Paul's Cathedral. I have seen this place daily while washing dishes at home(view from the kitchen window) and have now moved to a new flat(2 years, not so new!), I have an even prettier view from my root top of the whole city in all its Panorama. I thought, I could not end 2014 without stepping foot inside the Cathedral. Considering, churches, temples, and religious buildings are among the first places I want to see when I travel and here I was, having ignored this beautiful treasures in my own city. Pure blasphemy!
Having managed to finally go inside Tower Castle after ignoring it for the same reasons I mentioned above. I wanted to complete 2014 by appreciating a little more of my home front treasures. I was not disappointed too! The inside of the building is beautiful. From the murals in the whispering gallery to the ornate and gold detailing in the choir gallery. My other reason for going was off course for the sunset! This wasnt something that was planned for a particular day but I wanted to go when the sun was out in London(for anyone that has been to London, you know how elusive the sun can be).
Forgetting my annoyance at paying a ridiculous sum to get in, it was onwards and upwards as we climbed(breathlessly) to the top for the views of the city...tell me that Sunset isn't awe-inspiring?
So, is there any part of the city where you are currently living are you hoping to rediscover or now seeing in a whole new light?
5 Top Places To Catch The Sunset in London
2. Sky Garden at the Walkie Talkie - Paid (you book to eat at the restaurants) and free entrance tickets available via their website, although there is a waiting time if you are particular about dates you can go. Will be sharing pictures of this soon.
3. One Change Root Top Terrace - Free entrance
4. The Shard - Paid entrance
5. St Pauls Cathedral - Paid entrance as you have access to the cathedral and audio tour. Shots below were all taken from one of the open galleries at the top of the cathedral.
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