england & ireland: pt. 1.



Hello lovely blog readers! It's been a good while, but alas, all photos & film from England & Ireland are edited, imaged, & ready for you to see. Sorry to those I made wait, but you don't have to anymore! This summer, I traveled abroad with Jerry's family after getting back from Texas the day before. Head's up, traveling 8,000 miles in 3 days is exhausting, but it was an experience that I wouldn't give up for anything!  Basically, London pounced on me this summer! Between the Jubilee & the Royal Baby, London was one crazy busy city in July that surprised me out of nowhere! Between school, graduation, Journalism Camp, then traveling to Texas, then back to NC, then overseas, I'm still not sure I've had a chance to take a breath since last summer, let alone be prepared to welcome a Royal Baby! Either way, I couldn't be more blessed to travel the world & take my cameras along with me.

For all you photo nerds out there, this summer, I stuck with my 3 best friends, my D800 & my dad's trusty ol' Nikon FM & my handy dandy iphone. I decided to try my hand at more color film this summer along with my black & white, so for all you film nerds out there, TMAX 400 & Fuji Pro 400h are what you'll see (although the pro 400h doesn't come in until Ireland).


Breakfast tea & dropped scones served in only the shiniest of silver at Browns Hotel.


Green Park & Harrods: two of my favorite London places to explore.


The days after the Jubilee, Carnaby Place stayed decorated in sequined Union Jacks.


Jubilee flags grace the streets of London.


From the top of the London Eye.


Anxiously awaiting the Royal Baby's grand entrance into the world!


The clock wall in the Kitchen Supplies section of Harrods.


Exploring the Supreme Court.



King's Cross Station...


...& then this happened (me, not Jerry)! Off to Hogwarts I go!!





More chocolate...Just can't ever get enough of this stuff. Followed by some night shots of the city!



20130804_allen_ireland-372i And if you want my play-by-play of the city, go head over to my instagram account, @viedfinder, to view these pictures in a not so tiny way! london insta dip

My day with Uncle Dana & Aunt Lin is up tomorrow! Get ready for some really awesome 900-year-old English pubs!