5.14.2007

Moonroof View

Tower Bridge, London
May 2007

My iTunes: Starmile by Joshua Radin

Sorry that this was posted so late everyone....

Seeing how I'm a yank living in London, yesterday my family celebrated Mother's Day together. We started with going into the city to go to Hillsong Church which was an amazing time of worship. Then went to Hamburger Union, a restaurant that serves up some great burgers and shakes. To wrap up the afternoon, we took a car tour of London, opting out of walking because well, the rain has returned here. And honestly, if you haven't see London in the rain, you haven't seen London at all! It has been raining for 5 days now and I as I sit and write this post, day six isn't going to be any different.

I snapped the image above as we crossed over the Tower Bridge next to the Tower of London. It is such a pretty bridge. The image below is from last year when I managed to get the same shot. And I like this one a lot. What a change the sun can make! Hope you enjoy these!

Tower Bridge
October 2006

24 comments:

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

great shot of the tower from within the raindrops - hope the rain has stopped, i will be there in a couple of hours

John Roberts said...

A very unique perspective! The one with the raindrops gives the viewer a real sense of place.

BTW, what's the difference between a "moonroof" and a "sunroof"????

Mike said...

Great shots. The top one seems so...London! I have always heard it rains a lot there.

Take care and have a good week.

Jilly Bean said...

Wah! Your photos are reminding me of our last trip to London...and I want to go back! I love love love that town!

Andrew said...

I love your photo blog. I know I have said it before, but I really enjoy reading what your listening to and the stories you tell, as well as the amazing pictures to go with it.

The only time I was in London it rained as well.

busybusymomma said...

What a difference the sun makes- I like them both though!

Anna said...

A moonroof like a sunroof but a lot larger and it doesnt open....

:) Good question John!

John said...

great pic!

CG said...

the rain is starting to get me down! At least it is sunny today and your blog always brightens my day!

kenju said...

I'd lots rather see it in the conditions of the 2nd pic!

Hope the rain stops soon.

Mark said...

Great picture. Most folks wouldn't even try it, thinking that the bottom pic is the only scene worthy of capturing.

This gives me a sense, and your text confirms it, of the rainy conditions in London.

I've never been overseas (nor out of the country at all), but when I do, London and the rest of the island are at the top of me to-see list.

kenju said...

Anna, I just left a comment for your mom; thanks for telling me she had started her blog.

Beverly said...

An interesting view! Send some of your rain to Florida to put out the fires. We need rain so badly.

Moi said...

Loved the moonroof view, Anna ....I love rains....London's weather reminds moi of Seattle...and am so glad that u had such a great Mother's day with your family :)

Corey Bienert said...

I like these perspectives Anna.

JAM said...

Dramatic difference! At least you're there for a long enough period to see the sights in both good and bad weather. It'd be a shame to have a week there and it rain the whole time.

talj said...

Hillsong really is an awesome place to worship! I bet you all had a great time!

Love the images today :o)

photowannabe said...

Haven't been to Hillsong but we sing their music all the time. Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day inspite of the rain. I actually like the rainy moonroof shot. Very London, very artsy.

srp said...

All that keeps going through my head with the rainy shot is ... "Raindrops keep falling on my head... " and I expect to see Robert Redford or Paul Newman popping in any second...

Oh! Perhaps I should go get ready for them... see what your pictures do!?

Cris said...

I was lucky I think as it did not rain a single day when I was there!

gretnalivin said...

Great shot! Glad you had a nice Mother's Day!

Geraldo said...

You captured a very different view of one of the most photographed London landmarks, congratulations! As for moon x sunroof, shouldn't they be called "rainroofs" there? :-)

Moksha Gren said...

I would have never thought to take the rain picture, but it really puts me in the car. I can almost hear the drops on the glass. For a blurry shot or glass and an unidentifiable building...it's very human somehow.

Chad Oneil said...

Very nice!