One of the things that strikes us most about London is that it appears to be a more living, changing city than Paris. Paris' charm seems to lie largely in how little it changes -- a classic beauty. London, on the other hand, is a combination of the old and the shockingly new. This skyscraper won't even be open for another month or so, for example.
Some of the best views of this are from the upper, outer galleries of St. Paul's cathedral dome.
The skyline is on fire, and I'm in love with the view and the photos.
Then there are the classic looks: the iconic (and rather obsolete) red phonebooth, the tube, and Big Ben.
I just have to remember to look the right way when I'm trying to cross the streets to get that perfect photo.