London, Paris, New York, Tokyo — my lovely wife says are the modern day ‘Char Dham’ (Indian- Four abodes of God, to be visited once in a lifetime). She is a gorgeous woman, decked up most of the times, someone who loves the beach but dares entering the sea, who loves the sunshine, but dares bare out for a tan. She is crazy to many, but funny to me. At my recent lone business visit to London, she dared me not to enjoy the city (which she often does), for she wanted to do it with me. But a man cannot escape but see, and the photographer (read ‘pretty amateur’) in me, still managed to get a nice vivid capture of the city.
There is something mystic and English in the air of London which makes you fall in love with the city, the people and the high streets. The iconic Union Jack held up high gives you a certain sense of pride in what this nation is. 10 days in London, living on the Oxford Street, which is none less than the fashion high street of the world, beauty, bliss and fashion gave me a sense of what this city is all about. The vivid diaspora this city caters to blew my minds, and the pace of life but yet being laid back in so many respects is what you love this city for.
Next Stop- New York? I think so!