Wednesday, July 23, 2008

London: Perfect Day

Today was an absolutely gorgeous day in London; the kind of day where Londoners were walking around saying "finally! Summer has arrived! Huzzah!" Ok, ok, I admit that no one actually said "huzzah!", but it seemed too British not to embellish.

Trafalgar Square at 7pm

I ended my work day with afternoon tea with a colleague. And then in the evening I took myself to the National Gallery, which has a spectacular collection. When I left the Museum around 7.30, Trafalgar Square was swamped with people catching the late rays. It was like that first really gorgeous day in the late spring when absolutely everyone finds a way to enjoy the outdoors. Eighty degrees, a cool breeze and not a cloud in the sky. Perfect.