Saturday, 17 June 2017

8 SPONTANIH ODKRITIJ IN DOŽIVETIJ V LONDONU // 8 SPONTANEOUS DISCOVERIES AND EXPERIENCES IN LONDON

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Uredila sem fotografije, pripravila objavo in potem ugotovila, da to ni to. Kaj je smisel objave, ki prikazuje fotografije vseh glavnih atrakcij Londona, ko pa ste jih že vsi videli vsaj enkrat - če ne v živo, pa vsaj na spletu. Objavo sem izbrisala in se odločila, da tokrat ne bom pokazala Big Ban-a, Tower Bridge-a, Buckinghamske palače in podobnega, ampak bom s tabo raje delila fotografije nekaj lokacij, ki sva jih s prijateljico obiskali čisto po naključju oz. jih sprva sploh nisva načrtovali.

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I edited the photos, prepared the blog post and then I realized that's a no-no. What's the point of the blog post, if it shows only the main attractions of London, that you all probably have seen already. If not in real life, definitely online. I deleted the post and instead of showing you The Big Ban, Tower Bridgde, Buckingham palace,.. I rather show you some photos of the locations my friend and I have visited by accident or were not planned in advance.



1. KRALJIČINA HIŠA, GREENWICH

Greenwich park sem poznala in ga seveda tudi nameravala obiskati, nisem pa vedela, da tam stoji ta čudovita stavba, ki te v trenutku očara in te v mislih ponese nekaj stoletij nazaj. Zgrajena in je bila v 17. stoletju po naročilu kraljice Ane in je ena najpomembnejših stavb v britanski arhitekturni zgodovini, saj je prva klasicistična stavba v Angliji.


1. QUEEN'S HOUSE, GREENWICH

I knew the Greenwich Park and I even planned to visit it, but what I didn't know is that there is this beautiful building, that makes you speechless and it immediately took your mind a couple of centuries ago. It was built in the 17th century for Queen Ana and it's one of the most important buildings in the British architectural history. It's the first Classical building in England.



2. KRALJEVI OBSERVATORIJ  IN PLANETARIJ, GREENWICH

Čez park sva se povzpeli na grič, da bi lahko čez ničelni poldnevnik stopili iz vzhodne na zahodno poloblo ;) Ampak na griču je tudi Kraljevi observatorij in ker je deloval zanimivo sva ga obiskali. Poučili sva se o njegovi zgodovini, o življenju astronomov, ki so tam živeli ter si ogledali vrsto astronomskih in navigacijskih naprav. Pot naju je nato vodila do Planetarija, kjer sva si po ogledu zanimivosti iz vesolja tudi privoščili počitek za kavo in mafin na zunanji terasi. :)


2. ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND PLANETARIUM, GREENWICH

We walked across the park and up to the hill, so we could pass the prime meridian and go from the eastern to the western side of the Earth ;)  But there was this Royal observatory and it sounded interesting, so we visited it and we learned all about the history, the life of the astronomers who lived there with their families and we saw a great collection of astronomy and navigation devcies. The trail then led us to the Planetarium and after the visit we took a coffee break and ate a muffin in its backyard. :)


3. THE WALBROOK CLUB

To je ena izmed lokacij, ki sva jo našli čisto po naključju. Sprehajali sva se med ulicami in kar naenkrat zagledam takšen prizor (fotografija spodaj). Prav zanimivo je videti kontrast med tole majhno hiško in modernimi visokimi stavbami okrog. Zgrajena je bila leta 1952, v njej pa so prostori članov zasebnega kluba - The Walbrook Club.

3. THE WALBROOK CLUB

We found this location, completely by accident. We walked the Londond streets when I suddenly see this (photo below). It is so fascinating to see the contrast between this small traditional house and tall modern buildings around it. It was built in 1952 and is the residence of the private members club - The Walbrook Club.



4. BRITANSKI MUZEJ IN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II GREAT COURT

Eden najslavnejših in največjih muzejev na svetu, me ni privabil zaradi bogate zgodovinske zbirke, pač pa zaradi čudovitega ambienta in arhitekture same stavbe. Vse kar sem si želela ogledati je pokriti trg v centru muzeja, ki je tudi največji pokriti trg v Evropi. Odprt je bil leta 2000, oblikovali pa so ga inženirji Buro Happold in arhitekti iz  Foster and Partners. V osrednjem ovalnem delu je prostor s kupolo, kjer je bila včasih glavna čitalnica, zdaj pa je žal za javnost zaprta.

4. BRITISH MUSEUM AND THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II GREAT COURT

I didn't visit the one of the biggest and famous museum of the world because of its rich historical collection, but because of the beautiful ambience and architecture of the building itself. All I wanted to see was the covered square in the center of the museum, which is also the biggest covered square in Europe. It was designed by engineers at Buro Happold and Foster and partners architects and it was opened in 2000. In the center of the square is an oval room with a dome, which was once the main reading room, now unfortunately closed to the public.


5. COVENT GARDEN

Med sprehodom od ene atrakcije do druge, sva naleteli na še eno lušno lokacijo - pokrito tržnico s številnimi trgovinami in lokali. Spet niso bile trgovinice tiste, ki so me pritegnile, ampak čudovit ambient in živahno vzdušje. 

5. COVENT GARDEN

While walking from one attraction to the other we came across another lovely location - covered market with many shops and food places. Again, I wasn't attracted by all these shops, but with amazing ambience and lively atmosphere. 

6. VOŽNJA S PEDALINOM, HYDE PARK

Hyde park je dobro poznan po vsem svetu, ampak ali veš, da tam lahko najameš pedalin (ali čoln) in narediš en krog po umetno ustvarjenem jezeru Serpentine? Nad idejo sem bila navdušena, še posebej zato, ker nikdar prej še nisem bila na pedalinu. Ena ura je minila prehitro, ampak ostala mi bo v lepem spominu. V nekem trenutku se nama je med vožnjo pridružil tudi galeb, ki je sumljivo gledal proti torbici, da jo odnese. :D

6. RIDING A PEDAL BOAT, HYDE PARK

Hyde park is well-known all over the world, but did you know you can rent a pedal boat (or a regular boat) and have a ride on the artificial lake Serpentine? I was so excited about this, especially because I've never ridden a pedal boat before. One hour passed by too quickly, but I will keep it as a nice memory. In one moment, during the ride we got a company of a seagull, who suspiciously looked like he wants to steal a handbag. :D



7. HARRY POTTER

Ko sem bila mlajša, sem bila velika navdušenka nad Harryjem Potterjem in tudi če je od tega že kar nekaj let, se že vedno rada vračam k zgodbi in spominom na tisti čas. Čisto slučajno sem na recepciji najinega hotela opazila kartico za brezplačno Harry Potter turo. Te potekajo vsak dan ob isti uri, z začetkom na isti lokaciji, zato se lahko mimogrede pridružiš brez predhodne rezervacije. Vodič JJ iz Strawberry tours je poskrbel za zabaven in zanimiv sprehod po Londonu na katerem smo odkrivali zgodbe, nekaj lokacij za snemanje in lokacije, ki so navdihnile pisateljico ob ustvarjanju Harry-ja Potterja. Najbolj pa mi je bila všeč ideja, da ogled nima cene. Ko je ogleda konec se sam odločiš ali boš vodiču plačal in koliko si zasluži. Seveda imajo na voljo tudi druge vodene oglede, če nisi ravno Harry Potter navdušenec ;)

7. HARRY POTTER

When I was younger, I was a huge Harry Potter fan and even though many years passed by, I love to reminisce about that time of my life. I came across these free Harry Potter tour cards at the front desk in our hotel. This took place every day at the same time, starting at the same location, so you can join without prior reservation. Our tour guy JJ from Strawberry tours took care of the fun and interesting walk through London, where we were discovering stories, film locations and some places who inspired the story. The most of all I love the idea, that the tour has no price. When it's over, you decide if you want to pay and how much he deserves. There are also some other tours if you are not interested in Harry Potter. ;)


8. SKY GARDEN

No, ta je bila načrtovana, ampak je prišla v načrt čisto slučajno. Ko obiščeš nov kraj, si ga zagotovo želiš videti tudi z vrha. Pozabi na London Eye, Sky Garden je prostor, lahko bi mu rekla kar notranji vrt na vrhu 160m visoke stolpnice, ki odkriva čudovit razgled na London in to brezplačno. Vse kar moraš storiti je to, da si karto predčasno rezerviraš na njihovi spletni strani. Bi te zanimalo več o tem? Ta si zagotovo zasluži še svojo objavo, ki je že v pripravi ;)

8. SKY GARDEN

Well, this one was planned, but a plan to visit it came quite by accident. Whenever you visit a new city, you definitely want to see it from the top as well. Forget about the London Eye! Sky Garden is a place, I could say an indoor garden at the top of the 160m tall skyscraper, which reveals breathtaking views of London for free. All you have to do is to book your ticket earlier on their website. Would you like to see more? I think this one deserves its own blog post and I'm already working on it ;)


xx, Maja
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