LJ 2009-01-03 17:16:00

Jan 3rd, 2009 | Filed under LiveJournal Import

I will admit, part of the reason why I love London quite so much is because of childhood experiences of watching Mary Poppins.

When Bert refers to the rooftops as “a trackless jungle just waiting to be explored”, the shot that follows was one of the most beautiful things I ever saw as a kid.. Not entirely sure why it resonated so much, but it just did.. And then the shot when they look across at the sunset..

I honestly believe that the impact of those shots on my childhood notion of beauty could keep me happy living in London for the rest of my life. I know they’re not real, but just being in London still gives me the same feelings all the same :o)

  1. Jasna
    Jan 3rd, 2009 at 17:27
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    When I was younger, I went through a phase in which I watched Mary Poppins every day for probably two or three weeks. I think I still know the words to all the songs…

    • James
      Jan 3rd, 2009 at 17:27
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      I know all the words to all the songs, but that’s because they’re programmed into all Brits from birth.

  2. Dale
    Jan 3rd, 2009 at 17:32
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    Now I will reveal that I am a heretic and don’t have much love for Mary Poppins which seems to be a beloved part of childhood for everyone else.

    Sigh maybe it is no wonder why I’m such a loner sometimes. I am an extreme odd duck.

    However I would love to live in London. I’d probably be there within 24 hours if given the opportunity.

    • Kaya
      Jan 3rd, 2009 at 17:51
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      Don’t worry, Dale — I’ve never seen it all through.

  3. ex_absentees659
    Jan 3rd, 2009 at 19:01
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    Now I have Chim-Chimney stuck in my head.

    *shakes fist*

  4. Amanda
    Jan 4th, 2009 at 19:36
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    It’s cool that it still clicks for you like that. That’s what it means to truly love a place.

  5. lapenn
    Jan 4th, 2009 at 23:56
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    maybe this is the source of my London love. I absolutely adore visiting your city :-)