Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Form and Function - London, UK

After our walk to the Palace, we decided we would hop a subway, I mean, the Underground to get back to the hotel.  We headed out in the direction of Green Park station .

 So many lovely buildings everywhere.

 And so many chimneys everywhere. Instead of a large main chimney, most buildings have
several chimneys, perhaps for each floor.

This is a close-up of the rounded end of the building in the second photo.  What attention to detail! And so harmonious as a whole.

A melange of rooftops and chimneys.  Wish the picture wasn't blurry.

 A handsome building with a rooftop with a railing so you can enjoy the view.

An alleyway.  Lots of  alleyways between streets or leading into the mews where they used to have the horse stables.
No picture of the Underground station which we eventually found after a missed turn. London streets take many unexpected twists and turns so it's easy to get lost.  A trusty map is a must.
 London has an extensive subway system.  They started building it in the 1800's so they've had lot of time to expand it.  It's a great way to get around but if stairs are an issue, then the buses are a better option, as many of the underground stations do not have escalators.  You can buy an Oyster transit card,usable for different lengths of time, which is good on  the buses and subways.  Very convenient.

1 comment:

  1. When you consider the age of those buildings, and how difficult it must have been to build without modern equipment and tools, they are truly amazing!
    I am so looking forward to an opportunity to see some of these myself.

    Thanks for sharing!