London: Trafalgar Square & Eye of London

 

Feeling artsy in Trafalgar Square.

Time flies by so fast when you’re having fun and so we couldn’t wait to complete the sights we targeted since we got here. Today’s journey took us to the beautiful Trafalgar Square which you can find the National Art Gallery above. I love the fact that all their museums look elegantly ancient and huge! We took some random shots at the square before entering the art gallery; no cameras were allowed though, to protect the arts from being stolen or copied.

The gallery was founded in 1824 and improved over the years! They have paintings from 13th century to the early 20th century paintings ranging from Bellini, Michelangelo, Veronese, Poussin, Goya, Degas, and others which really mesmerized me. Just sitting there staring at Bathers at La Grenouillere by Monet… just made my day! It is a definite must go for art lovers like me. Admission is free!

The grand Trafalgar Square.

The grand Trafalgar Square.

An afternoon scenery in Trafalgar Square.

An afternoon scenery in Trafalgar Square.

No photos were allowed inside the square so we took more exterior shots instead.

No photos were allowed inside the square so we took more exterior shots instead.

Way Up High in The London Eye

Our next (pit stop haha) was the Eye of London! The view was magnificent and you can see everything from the stadium to Big Ben to London Bridge. I like how they sweep each capsule before the patrons step into them, for security reasons. It makes you feel safe somehow and also a little bit like the James Bond movie. Each capsules can fit about 25 people and 800kg. People like me who are a little afraid of heights can opt to sit down on the bench or if you’re like my sister, you can stand at every corner of the capsule, lie down even, to take splendid shots from above.

The entire journey took 45 minutes, a slow ride but nevertheless neccssary for all those photo snapping activities. The Eye of Malaysia is also available back home in Malaysia and I do hope it’s as good as this. The most important is the strategic placement of the wheel so that it overlooks the entire cityscape.

The London Eye capsule looks like a giant pill.

The London Eye capsule looks like a giant pill.

You can see the entire London city from above and it'll all look like miniatures.

You can see the entire London city from above and it’ll all look like miniatures.

 

About Yafieda Jamil

A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.

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