Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A View from the Office

Every day that my husband is working in London, he finds himself in the heart of the city. This is St. Martin's Lane which leads to the beautiful St. Martin in the Fields church across from Trafalgar Square, and his route to work involves a walk from our house to the tube, a short ride on the underground, and then another walk down this street to his office. On some days, he takes an alternative route--he catches a boat which takes him to the Embankment pier, and then it's just a quick walk to his office.

Once he arrives, this is the view from his window.

Classical art a stone throw away from where he sits each day.

The building is the London Coliseum, and in the far right corner of this picture you can see the London Eye ferris wheel in the distance,

with a modern curved building that stands in front of it (actually across the river from it.) This is where my son works in the offices of Price Waterhouse. The close proximity of the two offices allows them to lunch together often, or commute on the way in and out of town each day.

The London Coliseum is the home of the English National Opera, and is a performance venue for both opera and ballet troupes. The very first performance was in 1904, the year it opened, and today it remains one of the largest theaters in London.

I keep thinking it would be hard to work with something this pretty right outside your window, but I'm sure he manages. Don't you think it's rather fascinating?

Hope you find some beauty outside your window today!


  1. wow you are so lucky to be there! :D I love London too!
    Come follow my blog hun!

  2. Yes, just amazing, Debi! I would be staring out the window all the time. I absolutely love St. Martins in the Fields and especially since one of my favorite museums in the world – the National Portrait Gallery – is right around the corner. Sigh, thank you for the lovely tour and lucky you and your husband for being able to enjoy so much of London! – g

  3. wow, it is nice to go to work by boat:)
    and watch such beatiful architecture...

  4. What a place to work! Lucky. But you are right, I would find myself staring out into the outside way too much with all this to look at!

  5. thank you for sharing a slice of your/your husband's life. That view is indeed daydream inducing. What a lucky bloke. I think I am a teency bit jealous. Makes me want to go back to London. Cheers to you both.