I hope you laughed yourself silly at my awful attempts to be a bad tour guide in London.
It was pretty bad, I do have to say.
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But I just wanted to take a minute here to talk about one of the two people who I disastrously led through the capital of the United Kingdom: Freddie.
One of the reason we embarked on this chaotic adventure across this old city is that Freddie is a hugely keen photographer and he was looking for great places to take that ultimate photo of London. I personally think he has already done it and so much more.
I think he’s an absolutely brilliant photographer and I can see a wondrous future for him as a travel photographer while he constantly wows me everyday of beautiful landscapes of England and showcases the iconic landmarks of the UK in wholesome unexpected ways.
If you want to know what I mean, why not check his fantastic pictures at Millman Photography?
But it’s been a journey for him and I as I’ve known him since he was an annoying eight years old only to see him turn into a confident, successful (and opinionated!) man studying the course he wanted at University.
In a way, not to sound so cliché, I can see myself in him as we both went on the same journey in life as we are both deaf. We faced the same challenges in life, persevered to get what we wanted and also more importantly, having fun whatever we do no matter what obstacles are thrown our way.
So when I became a volunteer at DELTA (Deaf Education Through Listening and Talking) as a lanky 18 year old, I had look after this cheeky eight year old with a huge mop of jet black hair. It’s safe to say that he ran rings around me throughout the week as we took the kids to popular attractions such as Blackpool Zoo.
So it was my absolute pleasure to see him grow into the man he is today as we regularly attended the DELTA events throughout the last 13 years.
So when he came to visit his sister in London, we took the opportunity to meet up and I, unfortunately for them, volunteered my services as a tour guide.
But throughout the day, it became evident that I was learning from him how he did his photography. Oh, how the tables have turned.
But I was pleased.
Check out the rest of his pictures from that rain-splattered day in Camden and Greenwich. They are pretty awesome.