Hi everyone, how are you? I think it’s about time we go away again, don’t you think? Today, I wanted to take you someplace different, it’s probably not as huge as New York, or as filled with tourists as Paris, but it’s still very, very lovely. I’m taking you to beautiful England, and more precisely, Portsmouth. Weird name, right? Well, let’s figure out what’s up in this city…
My love, well, I can safely say, our love (with my sister) for England is endless. Fell in love with London, and every time, we just love discovering new cities and places in this wonderful country. It might not be Hollywood, it might be labeled as rainy and sad, but it is NOT, hello clichés you are WRONG. A few years ago, we decided to go to Portsmouth, a lovely city in the very south of England…
We didn’t know very much about this city, except for the fact that it looked pretty, was close to the beach, and there was an amazing tower we wanted to see there. I know, little to go with, but, we ended up discovering such a cosy little city…so, let’s get to it!
IN THE CITY 🏡
One of the things I love the most about England, is its little houses. I know, it’s not much, but how can such simple things look so cute? At every road, at every turn, we could have colorful houses lined up, it was one of the most wonderful things.
Another gorgeous thing about Europe in general, is, I think, how old and new can collide in cities. I love how you can just walk down the streets, and then look up to see those old buildings, churches, and just wonder how they ended up here.
Portsmouth isn’t that big a city, to be honest…Well, it kind of IS when you’re doing EVERYTHING by foot -and being a bit stupid…it’s a whole other story, too – but there are some amazing places to chill, when you just want, well…to take a break from all of that walking. I mean, below, look at that little park, and the Canoe Lake. It’s such a cute place, sure, it’s filled with families, but it’s still a relaxing place. I love it.
And here is the main reason we wanted to go to Portsmouth. No, just kidding, but it is indeed one of the weidest monuments I’ve ever seen, haha. The Spinnaker Tower, looking down at you from 344 feet high. And YES. You can go on top of it. And obviously we did.
It really was a short elevator ride, and really worth it to see the city from above, well, the city, and the sea.
The whole top-floor is glazed, so you can easily take gorgeous pictures, and just embrace the panoramic view as well. And yes, okay, that’s me. I had short hair at that time, and you can’t see me very well, but we shall keep things mysterious now, ahah.
THE SEA, THE SUN, AND SURREAL PICTURES 🌊
Yes, I know, if it’s close to the sea, then WHERE is the beach? Well, patience, my friends, it is right here. (And look how sunny it is? Who ever says the weather sucks in England? It was SO sunny).
Obviously, walking along the sea is one of the must-do in Portsmouth, not because it looks prettier than any other sea-view, but, just because. There’s something about the sea that’s so relaxing, I don’t know why. Maybe because it’s just so big and yet so mysterious? Moreover, I loved the fact that, on one side, you can see the beach, and on another side, you can get this gorgeous view of the little Portsmouth houses I talked about before. Isn’t this pretty?
Right close to the beach, there’s the Southsea castle. I don’t really know and even if I did, I’m not planning on boring you with historical details. I’m just going to say, that, in the picture below, far away, you can see the castle. Then, behind, it’s the sea. And right here, are gorgeous gardens you’ll want to take your book to for a romantic stroll.
There’s a Pier here, as well, and it’s called Clarence Pier. And here you go for the most surreal picture I’ve ever taken in my life, because it looks so fake, but I swear it was real. In England. Yes, the weather was like that, and the view was like that. And if that doesn’t make you want to go there… Well, I don’t know. I know I would just like to crawl back into that picture and be on holidays forever.