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Saint Paul

St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, UK
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the afternoon night descends London  United Kingdom

the afternoon night descends

After climbing to the top of St. Paul's Cathedral, while looking out over the Thames, I thought, "Really? Can it really already be almost sunset? It's not even four in the afternoon yet!" Late autumn in London--yes, night falls while it's still afternoon.

London was my first little 'trip-abroad' while living in France for a year. The high cost of everything was breathtaking. (I was on a grad-student budget.) After getting used to the broad tree-lined avenues of Paris, I felt a bit claustrophobic in London's narrow streets. But hearing English everywhere again was a pleasant reminder of home.

It was good to return to Paris, though--the difference in time-zones between the UK and the Continent means that daylight lasts an hour longer in France...