Long Layovers: London

 

Long Layovers: London

Vacations. At first glance, they seem integrally luxurious. Whether it’s a trip to wander the Louvre in Paris or to relax with a drink on the beach in Wildwood, NJ, the idea of taking a break to recuperate from our weekly routine is viewed as complementary more so than a necessity. However, people generally need to relax from time to time in order to maintain their sanity. There are plenty of other reasons why people decide to pick up and leave from home for a week or so. Personally, I just wanted to spend some time alone to gather my thoughts, temporarily escape from my responsibilities, and honestly, just to enjoy myself. Having fun is hard to do when you’re constantly worrying about your next move for your company even if it is your passion.

“London, Baby, London!” was the phrase my friend, Rick, used to convince me to visit the UK for a week. Without thinking twice, I booked my flight, scheduled to land the next week in Heathrow. While I was there, I decided to only shoot film in order to relieve myself of the pressures of taking the “perfect” shot. Everything from the dystopian version of Big Ben to the White Cliffs of Dover are in these frames. Instead of bombarding you with paragraphs about my experience, detail after detail of walking through the infinitely long London streets or trekking through the snow and rain at the Dover Cliffs for five hours, here are the results from my trip…

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Francis Young