Samsung Galaxy S8 Photos - My Only Camera in London
Samsung Galaxy S8 Phone Photos – My No-Camera Vacation to London
My (awesome) husband surprised me by purchasing tickets to London, where we went mid-October for a week on Fall Break. Oh man, is that an awesome city! I guess it’s a stereotype that Americans love London, but whatever, it’s true in my case.
A few of my favorite things about London:
1. The accents. I just find them so charming! We’d walk into a pub, and eventually just stop talking to each other so we could listen to the people around us. I know that sounds kind of creepy, and maybe it is, but it was truly about appreciating the accents and not about eavesdropping!
2. The sense of history. Dang, the US is a baby! The country of the USA (not to be mistaken for the amount of time people have been here) has existed for 1/10th of the time London has. And you can tell when you’re there! The architecture and the tradition is just striking, despite how modern and cutting edge London is in some ways.
3. The double decker buses. We took these guys everywhere, and it was still fun at the end of the week. I always tried to sit in the front row up top – awesome views of the logic-defying maneuvers these buses took through the traffic.
4. The cider. We found some delicious cider that wasn’t too sweet, wasn’t too dry. We got some pints to go, and sipped on it all day, like a couple of hoodlums. But it was a blast.
5. The markets. Honestly visiting markets is one of my favorite things to do on vacation. You just get such a real sense of a place! We loved the Borough Market and Camden Market.
To tell you the truth, I could go on and on, but I’ll just share the photos. Speaking of…
I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard this, but London can be a little rainy, and pickpocketing can be an issue. Luckily, we didn’t run into issues associated with either of these risks, but they contributed to a very weird thing. A thing I’ve never done before.
I didn’t bring my camera out of our AirBnb. NOT EVEN ONCE.
That’s right, all these photos were taken with my phone. Amazing, right? Let me just say, it was SO liberating.
Even though I love photography so much, and there’s nothing like my very favorite gear (you can read about my favorite gear HERE), even photographers sometimes need a break. It’s important to take time away to refresh and see things in a new way, and vacationing camera-free was just what I needed.
Well, I guess it wasn’t totally camera free 😉
Melissa Hirsch Photography is a wedding photographer specializing in unique, artistc wedding photos in Denver and worldwide.