As I strolled over Waterloo bridge, a bridge I have walked across hundreds of time, I gave a deep sigh. I am always amazed by this view. It is beautiful on both sides, though the side with the London Eye and Big Ben is my favourite. London is so different than any of the cities in which I have lived. Even San Francisco, which is cosmopolitan and full of character, does not compare to the rich contrasts of London. Old and new side-by-side, divided by a 215 mile river and filled with several parks and a whole lotta people. What’s not to love?