For anyone wishing to visit London and needing accommodations, it was recommend that I stay in the centrally located, elegantly designed and Victorian setting of The Charring Cross Hotel. The reception was very friendly by welcoming me with drinks while the concierge were very helpful for setting up excursions around the cities main attractions. My companion was right, although from his past experience, my stay was a lot better. No wifi breakdowns and nicer room at the same rate.
Below are some of my pictures taken from within and outside the hotel. If you would like more information about the hotel please click this link. I’ll share other pictures of my trip to London @ next post. Hopefully I can get back to posting more often now that I’m on hiatus from learning French in a language school. In the meanwhile, I can focus on my love for photography until I start teaching English in September and begin weekly classes at Sorbonne in October. Then I’ll really be busy and unsure about how often I’ll have a post to add to my web diary.
Soo…this is why I’m enjoying all the traveling I’m doing now! Next trip? Lux anyone?
While perusing through Bordeaux’s antique shops, I spotted a modern, 2 tiered glass tray top, silver boxed bar cart for 160 euro. I began to squeal in delight because of its beauty, despite the crack on the top tray, I couldn’t take my eyes off it. Until, that is, one the dealers led me further into his shop and pointed out the one you see pictured. Imagine the squeals then!
I was able to work the shop owner down to 70 euro (from 120!)
A day later…a 2 hour train ride back to Paris, a painful hail for a taxi at the hectic Montparnasse Center and carrying it up four flights of narrow spiraling steps, until the cart reached its permanent home! It will now happily serve anyone who’s in need of a drink.
For those of you who have followed my blog since my Sicily days, you may remember the brass bar cart I bought at the Catania open air market for super cheap! It was just 23 euro! ( Travelers beware: Be ready for the price differences between Italy and France! )