Friday, June 7, 2013

Palace of Westminster - Reflections - Anglophile Friday

London Reflections

I was 7years younger and 7 pounds lighter (and my hair was 7 shades darker and 7 cm. shorter) when this photo was taken. I have posted only a very few photos of myself on my blog, but I'm finally posting this one just because I love how it bends my mind when I look at it! Here's what was going on:

So, Kevin and I were sitting in a little hole-in-the-wall coffee shop across the street from the Palace of Westminster. He pulled out the camera to take a picture of that amazing building through the window of the coffee shop. What we got was the photo above.

Pretty crazy, huh! The photo was taken from inside the coffee shop, remember.

Not sure what the red wrapper was from, but undoubtedly some form of chocolate - which explains one of the 7's.

St. Stephen's Tower
Palace of Westminster, London
Taken from the east bank of the Thames
on a Westminster by Gaslight tour from Walks.com


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35 comments:

Diane said...

What a cool photo. You also have 7 more years of wisdom!

NanaDiana said...

Judy- That is a wonderful, wonderful photo. I rarely do photos of myself on my blog either- but THAT one of you is PRICELESS! He should enter it in some kind of contest! xo Diana

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a great photo Judy - LOVE your explanation of it LOL - you're too funny.
I got John all ready for your post btw -
XOX

linda eller said...

Loved the picture your hubby took, and also the picture below of the bldg. Incredible journey you had.

Eileen said...

What a great photo and surprise for you.
I do not like having my photo taken, but my blog is a diary of sorts so I suppose I have to make an occasional appearance :-)
The red wrapper was most probably a Kit Kat wrapper.

Terri D. said...

That is truly a wonderful capture! A nice surprise, and one that I would probably find a frame for.

Sandra said...

cool shot of you and the building. I love reflections like this and thanks for putting a face to your words. great story to

podso said...

Don't you love those kind of photos! Yes I'd frame it for a wonderful memory and "conversation piece."

TexWisGirl said...

totally laughing! and love the photo. very dreamy of you!

Adrienne said...

LOVE this reflection shot...for so many reasons. Just seems to capture a special moment in a wonderful place. One of those gifts that photography gives us after the fact!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love both shots, and I wish I was there!

XO,

Sheila

My name is Riet said...

What a great photo and I love the reflections. Have a nice weekend

Malyss said...

I like the nostalgyc side of your picture , and also this wonderful place, offering such a view!Very beautiful shot!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I have a photo like of my father he was taking a photo of a glass window of a chapel in Germany!! Funny how things like that happen!!

'Tsuki said...

The portrait is really excellent : the composition the light... I love everything about it. Well done !

Vee said...

Serendipitous photos like that are my favorites. Thank you for sharing it.

Jackie/Jake said...

Great photo!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Very cool photo! You look a little star stuck with London! Lol! As I am sure we all would look if/when we end up there.

Fun60 said...

That's a great photo. So much happening in that reflection. I'm just amazed you could find a photo from 7 years ago, you must be so organised.

Ruth Kelly said...

That photo is truly amazing. My night photos never turn out even with a digital camera.

Taken For Granted said...

Both of these photos are a success. Sometimes you don't get what you expect, but what you deserve and it's all for the best.

Samantha said...

It's either Skittles or a Kit Kat :) (21 comments on this post, I'm the first to talk about sweets...no surprise there then)

Leovi said...

Yes, I really like the reflections, precious pictures!

thatsthewaythecornbreadcrumbles said...

I think it's a lovely picture. I almost never post pictures of myself but i would like to do so more often.

Valerie said...

Lovely captures, Judy, and that first one fits so beautifully with your scriptural quote on the side bar! Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend.

Parsley said...

That was a great shot of you AND the scenery. What a wonderful place to have a cup of coffee and view!

Carla TePaske said...

Wow, that is great. I love it.
Thank you for sharing,I love how you tell a story.

vintage grey said...

Such a neat photo!! Happy weekend to you, too!! xo Heather

20 North Ora said...

Cute post. Love the "7"s.

Judy

gardenbug said...

What a wonderful photo! I'm glad you saved it and shared the tale....

Claudia said...

That is such a neat photo! I love that it turned out that way.

And you look great!

Thanks so much for joining in this week,

xo
Claudia

Denise said...

Such an awesome picture.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I agree with Diane, above...7 years more wisdom. Think how important that is.

Jen

J_on_tour said...

That is a surreal and yet awesome photo. I think I would opt to lose 7 years hair colour & weight too !!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Superb photos. And great memories. Like all the 7's.

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