November in London (part 1)

Last November we’ve been in London for a weekend to visit our friends Mariacarla and Clo who are living in UK. We’ve been travelling with Virginia and Simone from Rome so we decided to rent an apartment with Airbnb in Highgate area which has been pretty convenient and a lovely experience. The house was really nice, clean and comfy, and it was located near the tube station, in a quiet and very british neighborhood.

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Here we are: Mariacarla, Virginia and me, ready to spend some good time together.london-2016-003london-2016-004

Everytime I take a picture of Luca I feel like a stalker, or a paparazzi.london-2016-002

Christmas light on November? Everything is possible in London!
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I love this picture of Virginia <3
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First time in Carnaby Street: this area is really charming but crowded by tourists.
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Who wants a hot chocolate drink at Choccywoccydoodah?
That’s absolutely foodporn at its best!!!
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Pretty shoes at Irregular Choice.
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Virginia and Mariacarla in a lovely shop close to Covent Garden.
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My love – super shy as always. Taking pictures of him is a challenge everytime!!!
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And a super fun toilet in a super cool bar in Old Street area.
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On saturday morning the weather was very english indeed!
I think that Highgate gets even more charming with rain, clouds and fall’s colors, dont’ you?
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Our plan for the day was to visit Brompton Cemetery in Fulham area and to keep exploring London’s downtown.
On our way to Brompton I had the chance to take some pictures of the classy buildings of Earl’s Court.
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Brompton Cemetery was super beautiful – and it’s well known for being the location of the first Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movie. You know, I’m really fascinated by old, ruined and monumental cemeteries: the first time I visited London in 2011 all I wanted was to see Highgate West Cemetery – and Luca was really patient and I managed everything to make it possible… Poor dear!!! The only disappointing thing about Highgate West is that it’s not possible to visit it by yourself, but only with a guided tour.
Fortunately Brompton – which is really charming as well – is actually a big park where you can also find people running or walking with their dogs, so this time has been more and more relaxing. I enjoyed it really much!
Moreover our friend Mariacarla – who’s really into mysterious stories – was the perfect guide for all the time.

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This is the Courtoy tomb – with its pyramid-shaped peak and the mysterious hieroglyphics inscribed on the walls; according to some theories the tomb is not only a picturesque mausoleum, but also a space-time portal.
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Lovely Clo <3
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My friends and the Slytherin’s portal: Mariacarla, Clo and Virginia.
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Virginia making new friends.
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This squirrel ate all my dried fruits!!!
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Luca and a curious squirrel.london-2016-045

Huge crows everywhere!!!london-2016-026
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More graves and statues covered by climbing plants and ivy. I can’t help but love this struggling beauty.london-2016-041london-2016-046
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Wandering around the cemetery surrounded by the beauty of foliage season.
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Stunning picture of Mariacarla <3
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More ivy-covered graves.
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(to be continued…)


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