My England visit seems like so long ago although I've only been home 10 days! In any case, it's time to share several photos from the last three days of my trip -- which I spent in London! I traveled there on the train, to meet up with Reidunn, a close friend I rarely get to be with. She is Norwegian, and she flew over from Oslo, the capitol city, for our visit. What a treat! We laughed a lot and talked even more and caught up a bit and explored where we found ourselves -- which turned out to be near the British Museum. Neither of us is a reliable correspondent, so, to honor a long friendship, sometimes extreme measures are required.
I rode the train an hour and 45 minutes from Morton-in-Marsh to London's Paddington Station. For readers familiar with the books about Paddington Bear, this is HIS station. Currently, due to station renovations, his famous statue is temporarily located on Platform 1. I took time to find the bear and take a photo, partly because the last time I was there, my Paddington photo was not what I wanted.
I often offer to take a photo for other people, and I did so this time as well. Then the young woman offered to take one of me! Thank you, traveling stranger and good photographer, whoever you are and where ever you are now. My photo is fine, but I am showing hers.
Here's my oft repeated reminder -- to see all the photos in a larger size, simply click on one of them and they will all align themselves at the bottom of the page, ready for a click which leads to an enlargement!
|Inside the amazing British Museum, waiting for the 10 a.m. opening of the exhibit areas, I loved the shadows of the "roof" in the morning sun. Well, I guess I loved THE SUN and the shadows were a delightful bonus.|
|A quick snap of Reidunn looking very serious when we were viewing the Elgin Marbles, also a popular exhibit despite the controversy over where in the world these sculptures should be located.|
Reidunn and I took advantage of being near the British Museum by visiting it both days that we could. But we also wanted to walk around, and we ended up near the Thames River and the modern London Eye and about-to-be-silenced-during-renovations Big Ben and the parliament buildings. It didn't rain! The first two photos are taken from the south bank of the river, and the other two are on the corner across from Big Ben. We walked over that bridge to get there.... It is not far, as is evident from the passage of time shown on the clock....
|Does anyone hear the 5 chimes happening?|
All best wishes to everyone on their adventures! Thanks for sharing mine. Ann