I was in London for two weeks. We went to a lot of places and I took a lot of photos. Some of them are kind of off because me here shot them with ASA 400 whereas my films were ASA 200… Sorry… The first thing I’d like to talk about is transportation. My cousin gave me my Oyster Card and we got a weekly pass for zones 1 and 2 for around £35 and that is very expensive 🙂 I feel like everything to see is in zones 1 and 2 but obviously it depends on where you’re staying. For the places that aren’t included in the zone you paid for, you can put money in your card like you would normally and you could probably find all this info on their website but anyways haha
Before coming to London, I was so stupid to not get films from Istanbul. They could only be found at SnappySnaps and they didn’t have a lot of variety and Kodak Color 200 was like £7 which costs twice as much compared to Istanbul. Don’t do what I did haha
I went to a lot of museums and galleries and they were really the highlights of my trip because I saw some really really interesting paintings, animal fossils, robots and stuff like that.
National Gallery is one of my favourites. I got to see Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Monet’s Water Lilies and more paintings, it was actually mesmerising.
National Portrait Gallery is right next to the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square and, well, the portrait version of it. You can also see BP Portrait Award participant’s work and also Ed Sheeran, maybe. 🙂
Natural History Museum is the heaven for a crystal lover like me. I got to learn a lot about the stones I keep right beside my bed and now I can finally give lectures about them to my friends because I know they have been waiting for it, I KNOW it. You can also see animal fossils and metals and all those cool stuff like that.
Science Museum is the one I was very, very excited about though it wasn’t like what I thought at all. I was expecting something like Amsterdam’s Vrolik Museum because I am really into spooky shit like that. There was a special exhibition about robots which made me freak out the moment I saw it, it was sooo good and I could interact with some of them and I also saw Asimo which made my day.
British Museum was not really my cup of tea but for someone who’s self teaching Art History, it was nice to see the sculptures I read about. The building though, is art itself…
Tate Modern is where you can see modern art pieces. Everything looks like it’s from the future to be honest haha.
I have another roll of film that has some London photos. I will make a part 2 to this post.