Based on how old I feel, to be celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary I must've gotten married when I was 13. In fact, if it wasn't the case the year following my silver anniversary I'll be celebrating my golden birthiversary, I'd swear it.
In lieu of exchanging gifts (and to take advantage of the closeish proximity of living in Germany), my husband and I decided to make memories. In London.
I had no idea how much I'd love it.
I know for many people, London is at the top of their Travel Wish List; but for some reason, it wasn't on mine. I'm not a Royal watcher, I didn't get up at dark-thirty for Kate and William's wedding (though I have to admit I watched Di's and Charles' back in the day), and I couldn't have cared less about seeing Big Ben or Westminster Abbey or the Tower Bridge.
What the heck was wrong with me? It was frickinfrackin spectacular!
It only took a walk a few hundred yards from our hotel and I was smitten–London's Natural History Museum was ~that close~ followed by the Victoria and Albert then Hyde Park and Harrod's and Piccadilly Circus AND OHMYWORD WHYohWHY had I not been doing everything I could to get there?!
Ignorance, in this case, was not so bliss. It was kinda stupid.
Anyways, in upcoming posts I'll share more of our sights, but for now a series of doors on a solitary street, somewhere between King's Cross Station (where Harry Potter would crash through Platform 9¾ to catch his train to Hogwarts) and the British Museum. I was drawn to their color and whimsey, not just in the painting of wood but also in the patterned tiles leading to entry.
Thanks to my friend Lisa for inspiring me to share something as simple as this. The doors she photographed are much more diverse, likely because they weren't all located on the same street!
If you have a favorite, shout it out in comments!
I'm curious if one is more popular than the others.
Wanna guess what mine is?
Some of those tiles made me feel dizzy. But, I was liking the light blue one best of all. – and the yellow for the most dreary of day.
I love the coral, but I think the sage green with those gorgeous tiles caught my fancy the most. So, so happy you fell in love with London!
It’s so hard to decide which one I like best. There are many doors like this in Dublin where I live so it’s something that my eye has gotten used to over time. But…I was very drawn to the coral orange door from the start of the post. I also like the tin man door, it’s like a modern Georgian delight. I’d definitely notice that passing by on the street. =) I also liked door 58, mostly because the greenery growing around the tiles made the whole thing look cozy and soft. =) Which was your favourite?
I”m with you, the black door in a setting of ?marble? is the kind of simple elegance that I am in favor of having.
I love the turquoise door!!! It is my favorite color after all! I would love to be able to print it with a verse and hang it in my den which I am slightly redecorating to add said favorite color! 🙂
I kind of liked them all. But I like doors.
I was less amused to find myself giggling over your silver anniversary/golden birthday scenario and then discovering that I’ll have a golden birthday the month before my own silver anniversary.