It is a gorgeous day in London, and I’ll be headed up to The View From The Shard. That’s the fractured-looking building that you’ll see in the accompanying photos, which were provided courtesy of the new London attraction.
The View From The Shard opened on February 1, 2013, so my timing was fortuitous. If you’ve been reading earlier editions of this newsletter, you may recall that I’ve been traveling Europe for a few weeks, visiting . . .
- Berlin (see Back In Berlin)
- Vienna (see Best Of Vienna: Where To Find The Best Wiener Schnitzel, Best Café, Best Cake & Best Vienna Hotel)
- and London (see Running Through London & Sleeping At $400+ Per Night — For Free)
Towering over London up in Western Europe’s tallest building and looking out on this great city seems to be a fitting way to say good-bye. I’ll be leaving Sunday for one of the most-anticipated trips of my life: a cruise through Arctic Norway — during winter.
The obvious attraction is the aurora borealis, the Northern Lights.
I’ve seen them once, briefly, almost elusively, as if in a dream, while traveling in Greenland. And, of course, I’ve seen photos and videos as well as a segment about the Northern Lights on one of my favorite television series from the 1990s, Northern Exposure (fellow fans may want to check out this episode about the Northern Lights on Youtube).