- Published: Wednesday, 03 January 2018 03:22
A few weeks ago I was able to visit one of my favourite European capitals, London. Its charm is timeless due to its unique atmosphere, the style of its palaces and the quantity of its historical monuments always crowded by many tourists.
This great city has two souls inside itself: the ancient one with all the monuments and historical buildings made of stone and the other one, modern and high-tech, in which high steel skyscrapers emerge between older buildings slowly changing the metropolitan skyline.
Because of the large amount of places of interest in the city and the limited amount of time I had to spend in my stay, I have drawn up a list of what I think every tourist should visit. My long day began with the city's most famous monument, the Houses of Parliament, current residence of the British Parliament, and the Big Ben Tower. Nearby you can also visit Westminster Abbey and, with a short walk, Buckingham Palace. After a quick lunch at Hyde Park, one of London's nine royal parks, I take the underground to continue my tour visiting in order: Covent Garden market, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge.
The following day, after a rich English breakfast, I decide to resume my tour from Camden Town, a very characteristic place known for its shops and murals and make a short visit to the British Museum before taking my suitcase back home.
Below are some of the shots taken in this short but intense London weekend.
Being often in Netherlands for work even during the weekend I couldn't exempt to visit the capital and largest city of this country: Amsterdam. This city has two distinct and very different faces, the first of which is tourist destination. This city has one of the largest Renaissance centres in Europe and many of its buildings are considered historical monuments.
The second face of Amsterdam is perhaps also the most well known all around the world and it is the one of a city of sin where everything or almost everything is allowed. Here you can buy and consume marijuana legally in one of more than 200 coffee shops in the city, or take a walk through the city's red light district, where women of all kinds and ages will try to seduce you through their shop windows.
Without going any further, I leave you to the shots I made during my short stay in this very characteristic city.