As 2012 begins to end it is time to reflect on what this has been the year of. To be honest I have not quite gotten around to any reflecting yet. I am too busy trying to finish my brothers birthday present, going to work, reading Twelve, the long awaited sequel to Justin Cronin’s The Passage, occasionally going for a walk up a hill, trying to get some writing done and scheduling all the Christmas parties I have to fit in in December.
In between all that I did go to the movies for the first time in an age, and watching Skyfall- the new James Bond flick it became very clear to me that one thing 2012 is –
is the year of London.
Earlier in the year we had the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations drawing everyones eye to London.
Then of course London 2012 Olympics bombarded us with tales, sights and sounds of the city at its most jubilant.
Skyfall capped things of nicely – I wont go into too much detail for those who have not seen it yet – but it shows the city off all over again.
Close up of the British Museum ceiling
Houses of Parliament
Luckily though – to ensure that I don’t get a complex about living in a place that has not had quite the same level of world exposure, Skyfall did manage to make its way to Glencoe – so perhaps when all is said and done 2012 can be the year of Scotland as well.