Weekly photo challenge: monumental

Monumental trip
Monumental trip

I’m not sure if this photo really constitutes a monument, but to me it represents a monumental moment, so in that way it might just fit the bill. It’s a photo of me taken on my phone, by a complete stranger, in front of the statue of Eros in Piccadilly in London last year.  The reason why it’s  so monumental is that I was on my Big Adventure, travelling on my own from Australia to England, Denmark & Sweden, for 4 weeks with just my backpack. Yes I was staying with friends and family along the way, but essentially I was on my own. I organised my trip all by myself including riding and walking tours, accommodation, flights etc and had a ball.  This may be a normal event for young 20 something’s but for me, in my early 50’s and unused to travelling without my husband, it was quite monumental. I certainly missed my husband but was amazed at how well I managed, and believe me, I had some ‘interesting experiences’!!  He was also amazed and proud of me, and I suspect quietly envious.  You can read more about my travels on My Big Adventure by clicking here.  

Written in response to this week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post, click for more details.

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