Aerial photography compliments of Jason Hawkes. 4K aerial footage shot from a helicopter over London. Footage includes the River Thames, Tower Bridge, City of London, and Westminster.
Ryan Van Wagenen always felt he would live in London. When Ryan graduated high school in 2004, his birthday and graduation present that year was a family trip to London. This trip was eye opening because it was his first time out of North America. He also felt strongly on this trip that he would one day live in London and also determined that he wanted to travel a lot more.
Ryan Van Wagenen dreamed of living in London and adopting a proper English accent. When it came time for his two year church mission, he thought perhaps this was the time he would live in London. With this in mind, he marked his language learning abilities the lowest possible on the application and requested his local church leaders submit his interest in going somewhere foreign but English speaking. Ryan's father, Ken Van Wagenen, warned him that request would be somewhat like threading a needle. Although he didn't go to London on his mission, luck and inspiration would lead Ryan there through work at Citi. Ryan received an expat opportunity and was able to spend a little over a year in London from 2012-2013. His opinion about life and work in England proved true and his work life was challenging as he expected.
Ryan Van Wagenen eagerly anticipates moving back to London. This great and historic city has become a home-away-from-home for the Van Wagenen family.