There are days when London is an exhausting place to live, or worse, it starts to blend into the background of my day and stops feeling quite so special. Then, I walk down a street and catch a breath of air out of a proper chip shop, or walk into my aunt's house, where opening the door always takes me back to being six years old for a few moments.
Unsplash is a photo website, providing gorgeous free-for-use photography, and I use it a fair amount for my various projects. Today, I saw this photo come thrugh on their feed, and I just wanted to post it - something beautiful for a Friday.
No matter how many times I walk down Whitehall, or curse at the crowds by the London Eye (fun fact: I have a fear of Ferris wheels), the sight of Big Ben always makes me happy and reminds me what a wonderful city I live in. I remember when I was moving back to the States after my graduate program, and one of my last nights in town, I took myself to Westminster just to say goodbye to it. Cheesy, I know, to love such a cliche - but hey, the heart wants what it wants.