Man. I had no idea how behind I was with posting photos!
These photos were all taken at the end of June/beginning of July 2011 when I gleefully flew 4,000 miles to be with my new love in London.
It was a whirlwind week of art, food, history, and romance that ended with me flying back to Nashville with a overflowing heart and a sparkly engagement ring!
There is so much in London. It’s completely overwhelming. My husband has lived here 11 years and is still blown away by how much there is to see and do.
I present to you, my three weeks experiencing it all for the first time…
Strolling along the Thames
Battersea Power Station and Park
Millenium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral
Quite the view from the top!
The Amazing Lloyd’s Building (or the “Sonic the Hedgehog” building if you are me)
The Monument to the Great Fire of London 1666
Lily Cole on a horse outside of St. Pancras…for some reason?
Tate Britain Museum/V&A/British Museum/Museum of Natural History
I want this chandelier. I must must must have it.
Is is weird that I even want to hug taxidermy sheep?
SEXY COFFEE BREAK!
St. Katherine’s Dock
Deathcab Show in Brixton!
The Tower of London
Tower Bridge, NOT “LONDON BRIDGE”
The Shard (in progress)
Mr. Sunglasses man.
The Palace of Westminster (“Big Ben” is actually the name of the BELL inside the clock tower, not the clock)
Stonehenge !!!!!!!!!!!! (1.5 hours outside of London)
DON’T RUN FROM ME!!! I’M HERE TO LOVE YOU!!!
Eventually these magical three weeks came to an end, and while standing next to Rodin’s Masterwork “The Burghers of Calais”…
…my sweetheart dropped to one knee and asked ME to spend forever traveling the world IN LOVE. WITH HIM! <3
I said YES of course, and we drank champagne and celebrated not only our happy news, but my Fiance's 33rd Birthday! WHAT A DAY!
I told you it was a sparkler!
You should go to London. Even if you don’t get proposed to by a dashing Brit outside of Westminster. It’s rad in more ways that I can ever explain to you. Just go.
Need a Pint? Maybe something a bit more mature?
Down the street from our flat in Clapham…
They’ve got you covered!