I have worked and/or lived in London off and on for the past 8 years and this year, in particular, I spent a significant amount of time in this wonderful, gray city (more than 80 days this year). So even though I had just attended a week of meetings earlier in the month, followed by my European-based Christmas party a few weeks later, I was crazy enough to hop back on a plane and spend the extended New Year’s Eve weekend on the Thames.
Although I do get around to quite a bit of exploring from time to time, I forgot what it was to be tourist in London.
(Not too surprising, though: I often forget about the fun “touristy” stuff in in New York City, even though I’m looking at the Empire State Building as you type this). Weakening dollar aside, New Year’s Eve five hours ahead of home was something I won’t forget.
These photos are all part of my Flickr set entitled, London New Year’s: A Rare tourist Experience.