Autumn in London

Autumn in London

London in November is, predictably, gray. Yet it is full of color in so many ways. I enjoyed my 10 days in the United Kingdom for World Travel Market and owe a hearty thanks to Roomorama and Tune Hotels for lodging during my stay. More from my trip soon!

But before I leave you, some quotes about Fall, er rather Autumn, that were tumbling around in my head as I spent these 10 days in London.

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
― Jim Bishop

“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
― Lauren DeStefano, Wither

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. [Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842]”
― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks

Thank goodness it was actually sunny for a few of my days here or alas what a wasted quote that last one would have been! 😉

Tech specs: Photographs taken with iPhone 4 in Camera +. Clarity added.

  • November 12, 2011

    I’m an autumn fanatic AND heading to London, so I love this picture. We’ll see if we can’t step up and snap some decent autumn/leaf pics during our visit 🙂

    • November 20, 2011

      I wonder if the fall leaves will still be around while you are there?? Can’t wait to read your stories about the city. And – eager to see if you make it to any of those coffee houses I mentioned.

  • November 25, 2011

    Love this picture- London gets a bad rap for always being rainy and gray and cold, but there are some wonderful little spots just bursting with color.

    • November 26, 2011

      You lived there as a college student, yes Jade? I think I’d enjoy that for a spell. Yes, it does get a bad rap but I really enjoyed London! I’d return in a heartbeat. It’s not Paris but I love it for different reasons. If only it weren’t so expensive.

  • November 26, 2011

    Just to Say Great Picture i live near by.

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