I’ve taken it upon myself to rediscover London through a fresh pair of eyes. It’s so easy when you live somewhere to forget just how much there is to do and see in your own city. I’ve been so caught up in thinking about new places I could travel to, when there is actually an infinity of things to do right on my doorstep. I realised that when I visited Paris for the first time last week. I was totally enamoured by the city, and I’m talking I fell over heels and did.not.want.to.leave. On the Eurostar back, I thought to my sad-to-leave-Paris self, that London is equally as amazing and I’m going to make it my goal for the next few months to show just how much. This will be a journey for me to rekindle my love for the city and for a chance to explore new places, meet new people and hopefully get some pretty good photos along the way.
First stop is the Italian Gardens near Kensington Palace. I spotted these fountains while on the bus a few weeks ago and put it on my list of places to photograph. Stumbling upon places you’ve never seen before is one of the most beautiful things about living in a city like London. You can and will always find something new!
Funnily enough, the fountains did remind me a little of the parks in Paris (
I think I left part of my heart there). What I particularly liked about the Parisian Jardins is how all of them were dotted with these idyllic (wonderfully photographable) green garden chairs where people can sit and read, chat with friends, paint, whatever you want. It creates this sense of community and brings people together. That’s exactly what I felt around these beautiful fountains, dotted with Londoners sat watching the world go by, listening to the relaxed sound of the flowing water. I will definitely be coming back here when I need a bit of peace and quiet away from the busy streets, and when I need a place to remind myself just how wonderful London truly is.