Back to normal London life here. Aside from the blue skies and sunshine today, life feels normal again. After twelve days of family time, it felt a bit strange to wake up by myself in my flat. I think the worst part was perhaps the fact that it just felt normal; like it had always been this way and our twelve days of Falzon family fun was just a long dream. Saddening. It was definitely harder to say goodbye for the second time yesterday but everything feels as it should today: working on papers, doing research and heading to the gym shortly. I suppose you have to get back into the groove of things at some point…
Although it’s all over and my dad and sister are likely fast asleep in their cozy beds in Northern California, it was seriously awesome to have a bit of family time, even just for a couple of weeks. I hadn’t realized quite how much I missed having them around until they were here! I had a gift sent to them when they left (a package of my favorite pictures from our trip [95 of them] courtesy of snapfish.com) and am looking to send another package of memories shortly. We had talked about having four pictures from our trip blown up to 8 x 10s to be framed: one from each leg of the journey. That being said, I’ve been going through some of my photos to find my favorite picture from each trip. Here are some that I’m considering:
This is one of my most favorite pictures ever! So cute!
I have a number of other pictures of them in front of St. Paul’s but I like that they’re heading toward the church. Maybe in B&W?
Wicked was their favorite part of the London trip… though I wouldn’t pick this pic normally, it could be a good memory :)
In the Old Town Square enjoying hot dogs and beer? Quintessential Prague!
Tiff & I in front of the Vlatva River
Tiff & dad in front of Prague Castle!
Dad & Tiff in front of Sacre-Couer!
Tiff & I at the Eiffel Tower
Dad & Tiff at Notre Dame
T walking by a canal in Amsterdam.
Dad & Tiff in the Rembrandtplein area.
The view from our room :)
Alternatively, I’m thinking of doing one quintessential shot from each of the cities that we visited; no people, just something that capture the essence of the country. Here are the four I’m looking at:
England: I could (should?) probably use a picture of Big Ben, the National Gallery or St. Paul’s to capture England, but I absolutely love, love, LOVE this picture of two horseback-riding bobbies down by Buckingham. The colors are gorg!
Loving this picture of Tyn Church with a hint of a market stall in the foreground.
Without a doubt, my favorite picture from France: lunch.
I love this shot of Amsterdam: the buildings, the canals and even a hint of a bike seat!
What do you guys think? Which pictures should make it to 8×10 status for the fam?
Love from London,