Colours of London 伦敦色彩

The next series of posts will be dedicated to my recent trip to Europe. It is one of those things that will end up as a top item on our list of “what we have done in the year”. Because of its duration, its distance, its exoticness, its offer of extraordinary experience, and of course, its damage to the pocket (ouch, let’s not talk about that first).  :)

My 13-day Europe route in a nutshell:  Singapore – London – Rovaniemi (Finland) – London – 6-day roadtrip in Southern Iceland – Singapore 

I shall begin with my first fleeting impressions of the capital of England.

接下来的一系列博文将会记载我近期的欧洲之旅。这难忘又丰富的13天,注定会成为我日后经常缅怀的回忆之一。

这次的旅途行程:新加坡 - 伦敦 - 罗瓦捏米(芬兰) - 伦敦 - 冰岛6日自驾 - 返回新加坡

先从伦敦说起吧。

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Contrary to my pre-trip imagination of London being all wet and gloomy, I was exceedingly pleased with the good weathers during the few short days of transit, thanks to my lack of any high expectation :)

从未去过伦敦的我,对这个不列颠首都的印象并不是很好,因为大部分去过伦敦的朋友或同事都把它形容为一个又脏又多雨的典型繁华大都市。没想到,刚踏足伦敦,迎面而来的是清爽的好天气与缤纷的晚霞!

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The Burning Sky

熊熊火烧云

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The London Eye. Pretty much a twin sister of the Singapore Flyer… :P

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Ever wondered why the clock tower was nicknamed “Big Ben”? According to Wikipedia, there are a few variations to its naming, one of the more widely accepted ones suggests that it was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, a civil engineer who oversaw the construction of the Great Bell.

大笨钟,又名大本钟。大本钟的命名来源众说纷纭,其中之一是说它取名于负责修建了威斯敏斯特宫的本杰明·豪尔爵士。

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My brief meeting with London concluded with a good first impression and a bad jet lag… Was glad to have a tasty meal and a comfy bed before hitting the road again! :)

Next up: Best roasted duck in London!

短促却美好的伦敦印象就在夕阳的谢幕礼之下结束了。旅途,还没真正开始呢!

下期预告:伦敦最美味的烧鸭!

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