Piccadilly Circus London

There is an old nursery rhyme which goes”

Pussycat pussycat, where have you been?”
“I’ve been up to London to visit the Queen.”
“Pussycat pussycat, what did you there?”
“I frightened a little mouse under her┬áchair”

Only ninety minutes away
I always wanted to go up to London
and visited as many times as I could.
Always so much to see and to do.

Piccadilly Circus

Another known expression well used:

“It’s like Piccadilly Circus ’round ‘ere”
(meaning)
it’s way too busy with people or, too noisy.
New York may never sleep, but London
doesn’t either
It’s a never ending hive with
dizzying degrees of activity.

Streams of tourists
(including me)
stretch and gather to see famous sights
and touch a little history scattered
all around this ancient town.

Changing of the Guard (in Grey)

I’ve seen the crown jewels
(a regular sparkling spectacular)
the cause of many a scare
when thieves have tried to steal them
Been in the Tower
so many ghosts dwell there
whose innocence or guilt
were never in doubt once
plans were afoot to implicate
for any act of treason

Kensington Palace 1 year after Princess Diana died

Seen the two famous palaces
and, while dressed in their grey
watched the Changing of the guard
at Buckingham Palace
one dreary day.

The British museum
(amazing place)
but felt overwhelmed then by all the grey
such miserable grey buildings
and never thought I’d see another
city quite as grey until
one day I visited Aberdeen

Aberdeen (The Granite City)
Yours truly ­čÖé

He was not happy to have his picture taken at all. It had been raining and I guess as he’s not supposed to move, he was a bit miffed. He had a sword on his right shoulder, and I wasn’t going to ask…lol …so, I simply stood by the side to show how tall he was.

*The old nursery rhyme comes from 16th century and is a cute tale about Queen Elizabeth 1. Origin of Pussycat nursery rhyme
Piccadilly Circus Piccadilly Circus has been a very famous meeting place for many, many years. It is so busy there, both with traffic and tourists alike.
Aberdeen Is known as the Granite City because of the colour of the grey granite they used in the buildings. Also known as the Grey City/The Silver city

Shared with Three Word Wednesday CCC111 Cause, Implicate, stretch
Poetry Jam┬áTypes of Circus. I chose Piccadilly Circus because I’ve been there so many times.
Poets United Wonder Wednesday #9 Shades of Grey