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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Out and about in London

Hey again.....another day of tourist fun and trains and buses....this is called Marble Arch
Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch and London landmark. The structure was designed by John Nash in 1827 to be the state entrance to the cour d'honneur of Buckingham Palace; it stood near the site of what is today the three-bayed, central projection of the palace containing the well known balcony.[1] In 1851 it was relocated and following the widening of Park Lane in the early 1960s is now sited, incongruently isolated, on a large traffic island at the junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane and Edgware Road



there was a sign that said "don't feed the birds" 

Plenty of double decker buses here 


The famous Hyde Park and is Massive.....

plenty of seats to hire 



best pic I could get of this and now where near as fancy as I thought it would be....but allowed to put your hands or feet in the water 
"The design aims to reflect Diana's life, water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades, swirls and bubbles before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom. The water is constantly being refreshed and is drawn from London's water table."


Plenty of geese and swans here 


A glimpse of how large this park really is.....

So many paths and we were on the outskirts 

Then off to Buckingham Palace we went 

Out the front and the gates were open 


Later they were closed 

on guard 

And these came buy 

The Queen Victoria Memorial commemorates the death of Queen Victoria in 1901



In the distance we could see the London eye

More of the monument 

And look Big Ben way over there 

on the other side of the monument and you can see Queen Victoria as she faces away from the palace 

A squirrel 

And another 

We walked to see Clock tower "Big Ben" (is the name of the bell) and as you can see under reconstruction. No ringing as turned off while the work continues.





Trafalgar Square (feel like living the game Monopoly)

Another of those wonderful lions 

Took this and the next 3 snaps of the square 




Neat pub 

And we walked to get a pic of "The Eye"

As we walked around snapped Ben and Parliament building

Looking down the river Thames 

We then took a train to this town, only to find out we could have got off at an earlier station to go to a shop we had heard about. So a bus ride later 

Outside this place and it is full of all Dr Who stuff and a little museum but no pics allowed 

Except they let us take this one 

and they took this one for us ☺☺
You go through the Tardis into the museum

We then went to a nice old pub down the road with neat looking ceiling 


and nice old carpet and a relaxing drink.
We walked heaps this day and had loads of fun
xoxoxo

2 comments:

  1. I so enjoyed seeing these photos of a place I love even though I've never been there. Thanks for sharing them. I imagine the horses and riders sounded fantastic going by. You've had a trip of a lifetime. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Sure have had a great trip, just a bit longer than last years lol

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