This week’s Daily Post challenge is to find things that go well together. Cookies and milk. Beach and a book. Gardens and Butterflies. That sort of thing. My idea was to post some photos from three major cities in Europe, Rome, Paris and London, that contain things that I think of when I think of those cities, things that are an inherent part of the city without being the bleeding obvious, so you will not see photos of the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum or Big Ben here.
First up: Rome.
Gelato and Rome. What better way to enjoy a sunny piazza?
There are no end of fountains in Rome, big ones and small ones. This one is in Piazza Republicca
Here’s some Parisian sights:
Paris and the Metro, with many of them having really beautiful old signage and ironwork. This one is in Montmartre, Abbesses
This Metro sign is in St. Germain (Odeon) on the left bank
What’s more ubiquitious than a sidewalk cafe in Paris?
Then over to my favourite city, London:
Aldwych, London: While there are double decker busses all over the UK, the red ones seem so much a London sight. Red phone booths are becoming much less common but they keep them in Central London for the tourists.
London has thousands of black cabs traversing the streets. These days you will often see them painted bright colours or plastered with advertising but that diesel rattle is distinct.
London is famed for its markets. Spitalfields market, in this photo, Covent Garden, Camden, Notting Hill’s Portobello Road, East End Brick Lane and Petticoat Lane (not far from Spitalfields), Borough Market (South Bank, near London Bridge) and many more