Well, a pace run planned for today and so I decided to get out at lunchtime.
Look at the route here
My normal route at present is from the EBRD in Liverpool street, London, through all the city workers down to the Tower of London. Then the city suits turn into tourists and on a day like this 90% of the time is spent dodging vacationing Americans, Germans and Japanese, to name but a few. The digital cameras are poised to snap some of the world’s best know landmarks, Tower bridge, the Tower of London, “the Gherkin” with cameras, taking pictures like this…
Off from the tower (past traitor’s gate, etc.) dodging more tourists, along the embankment to the RAF memorial (between Hungerford and Waterloo Bridge) then back to the city, dodging more tourists queuing for river rides, and of course the other million runners who all seem to run along the embankment – popular route 🙂 but on a day like today, it is easy to see why.
One often becomes blase regarding the history in London, the richness of the architecture and the culture. it is a fantastic place and I have to remind myself how privileged I am to be able to run there.