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View from The Shard, London

View from The Shard, London

I highly recommend traveling during the off-season.  I doubt you'd be able to get uninterrupted views up here like this during summer, when throngs of people are here day and night. 

I was terrified to go up here.  I am very scared of heights, I get vertigo and my legs revolt and shake!  I can't even really climb a ladder.

However - I've always been about facing my fears.  I laugh in the face of them!  So, up I went.  (It helps so much that I was with my husband.  His support and calm always, always, secures me <3) 

Once you get up there - there is some magnificent music playing quietly in the background.  It's quite glorious actually, and fitting to this otherworldly view.  Within 10 minutes I was fine.  My butterflies were gone, my legs stopped shaking and I could even look straight down.   It was wonderful!

We enjoyed the sunset and stayed quite awhile.

©Jennifer Bailey 2013 The Shard, London, England

©Jennifer Bailey 2013 The Shard, London, England

©Jennifer Bailey 2013 The Shard, London, England

©Jennifer Bailey 2013 The Shard, London, England

Interior, Bovey Castle, Dartmoor

Interior, Bovey Castle, Dartmoor

Tintagel, Cornwall

Tintagel, Cornwall