LONDON-Seven Day Diary
A town, that gave me the taste oft the Old, but almost more of the New, where I was caught and hold- by astonishing views! Places so charming, that I could feel- being part of a tale, almost real! There’s a building, which looks like a castle, St. Pancras, fits in, like a puzzle. King’s Cross, next to the Junction, more a place of art, than of function. Places called Paddington and Piccadilly, rather good for passing, but less for chilling!
The cars, they attracted attention- they go left, look right- I had to mention! And when I was busy, somehow in trouble, just, hopped on a red bus, a comfortable double! He guided me, and kept me dry- and so many others, were passing by! There’s a big green oasis, where I could Hyde; a Park-in the middle, shiny and bright. just taking a rest, right under a tree, time for the best, a little cup of tea! Felt the relief, keeping out distress, the cars, and all of the business!
I also went to the middle of Earth, getting a feeling of zerO, taking rebirth! But when I came back from Greenwich, right into Modern- the Tate gave me back, the time and the flow then! Another feeling of a trip to the past- with the Underground, it may be fast- going to Soho, Portobello, Covent and Camden, took a quick sandwich, with cheese and ham then, watching the scene of the old market- spending my money on the best target!
Canary Wharf, and the Docklands, by ship is- also a must- I commit this! But later, I had to look for a Pub, drinking a beer, and watching the Cup. People, they give you a warming welcome, that’s not usual, the place, where I come!
Next day for breakfast at St.James at the INN, what a great deal, the day to begin! Nearby, I got a touch of the Queen, her Royal Highness, never been seen………… the guards, the horses, the Ben and the bridge………….. so many people, so I had to switch and go for some calmness- taking a walk on the Pier, kind of harmless!
And a little bit tired of all these sightseeing, I went out to Kew’s Garden- for my well being. There are so many plants, I never have seen, a place for research, keeping the green. Getting some nature experience, a beautiful taste- for sustainability, against all the waste!
The Victorian house, where I’ve slept in, in beautiful Hackney, free of a flat screen…… with old squeaky doors, made of wood! And so much little things made by hand- telling more of it, it never will end!
There’s still so much to see in this exciting city, I’m afraid, time’s running out, what a pitty! Thank you London, for these wonderful days- saying by heart, love you so many ways! (B.Steiner)