Friday, January 11, 2013

London

On the 30th Dec we left Scotland and crawled down the M6 and M40 to London. We checked into our hotel near the airport and managed to drag ourselves into the Big Smoke on New Year's Eve. I want to tell you it was magical but it really wasn't. It rained, we coughed (with flu), and finding somewhere to eat turned into a nightmare. We did see Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the National Portrait Gallery, and then dropped in to the British Museum. I am conflicted about seeing those Egyptian and Greek marble carvings in London. I am not sure it feels quite right. It's always nice to be in London, but this wasn't our best visit.  Anyway, here are some photographs :)
Santa on the Tube

I took a picture of this 'art on the Undergound' because that there is a painting of Cellardyke harbour, where we used to live!
Queen Elizabeth II's Tower
Santa and The Eye.
My artsy attempt at a different angle :)
That Santa!
One of many birds in the Serpentine
We knocked, but no one was in! Buckingham Palace.
Can you see the crown on the lamppost? It is a royal lamppost. Outside St Jame's Palace (I think)
Horse Guards. So lucky to have seen them coming down the Mall.
Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square.


A resident bird of prey to keep the pigeons off the statue
The British Museum--below are some of the amazing artifacts kept here.
 







Looking up :)


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