London Calling – Dec. 2016

You never know what life will throw at you.

One day you are working along, minding your own photography business :) And the next day you win a trip to London, England, 2 brand new awesome cell phones, and prize money for your photograph. This is what happened to me 3 weeks ago.

The creative company Talenthouse Media, choose me as their featured artist in one of their latest contests in cooperation with the cell phone company Huewai. Basically, I sold one of my images through this creative company to a cell phone company as promotion for its new cameraphone.

Check out the contest here :

And the interview I wrote for them here :

And the awesome phone I won here :

Anyway, on to London.

“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”  — Samuel Johnson

This is an amazing city. It is bright, bold, dirty, clean, busy, quiet and everything in between. It has been 5 years since I last visited, and every time I have a completely different experience.  Samuel Johnson explains this well, although his London from the 1700’s in very different then todays London.  London is the most visited tourist destination in the world, and home to over 8 million people.  There is nothing you can not find in London. Whether it be restaurants, shopping, ethnicities, languages, theatre, museums, and so much more. I think that you can live here for years, and still not experience all it has to offer.

I found however, that London is not the city for me. It is very big, soooo crowded, and unbelievable loud.  The streets are always moving, the underground transportation network is always full, and one rarely feels like they can slow down and breathe. I love to visit London, to ride its red double decker buses, and walk the banks of the Thames. To meet its people, see its beauty, and drink its cider.  But for me, London will stay as a place to visit, a place of culture, crowds and crowns.


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