My web traffic reports show a number of UK viewers. Some come almost everyday, some spend as much as an hour on my site… this peculiar trend has been going on for years now! From Brimingham to Cardiff to Edinburgh and London! ”Who are you?!” Then began an unstoppable yearning to investigate in merry old England! Then I finally went a few weeks ago!
First thing that striked me was just how clean it was compared to Paris. Also, I was surprised to see how visible immigrants (particularly Chinese and Indians) outnumbered, well… white people. England is where the English language started, so I was hoping to see what English folks looked like. But I needn’t look farther than the rollerskating rink! And I’m sure I would have met more at a textile museum, but time was limited to major tourist attractions!
London has many striking signatures around town. There was the famous red telephone booths and double decker bus dotted everywhere. Oh and the crumpets were so lovely!
Although they have the same clothing stores in Canada, the way the women dressed was very distinct and different. Fancy with a hint of tacky. They mish mash plad, feathers, and vintage. I thought it was just on TV, but it appears to be in real life too.
Also, Buckingham palace isn’t as majestic as my fairy tale books claimed. This is supposed to be the kingdom that changed the face of the Earth! But I daresay, this kingdom’s palace is one big boring oversized wide building. The only thing fancy was some gold paint on the tips of the fences.