Wednesday, 30 November 2011

London alight with Christmas Lights

Yesterday I had a wonderful day in London. I walked 15700 steps which is a 3 year record for me. In the evening the Saint joined me and we walked along Oxford Street, Regents Street and Piccadilly Circus with the rest of London bustling around.

I had my small camera with me and while these are not the best photos I have taken, they do depict the fun of the festive season.

The lights along Oxford Street are beautiful with umbrellas and wrapped parcels. Don't miss the rickshaw pedalling down the street.

The tree in in the window has an umbrella of 'snow' underneath it that is sucked up the stem and pores out the top to look like it is snowing.

Would you believe me if I told you it was not as busy here on the streets as it was in West Quay in Southampton on Monday.

There are large spider's webs along Regent Street which light up towards the centre and also have lights running randomly along the connecting 'web' bits.

The crowds are queuing outside the Palladium for a visit to the theatre later

and Liberty is all a-glitter. It is such a beautiful building.

Carnaby Street must be different....

Regent Street is the advertising ground for the new Christmas movie. This is the first time I have seen brightly coloured lights up in London at Christmas time.

The lights are all reflected in the buses as they pass. Look, the bus driver has a big grin.

I love the way this building curves around the road.

St John's church reflecting the lights and all beautifully subtlety aglow in the distance.

A side street where Londoners gather to dine, with very delicate lights.

The front of Fortum and Masons was a disappointment until I was able to see the windows up close.

They are resplendent in a mock-up of theatre and are such fun. 

The crown festoons a book store.

An expensive shopping arcade tastefully decked out.

I loved the filled Christmas stocking decorations around the food tables at the back of this restaurant.

I could not leave this delightful fellow out.

Finally we reached our destination and the Christmas Lights walk was over.


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