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  • Day4

    The Mitre

    March 5, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Eben waren wir dann also noch alle zusammen in einem Pub essen. So wie gestern war der Pub an sich wunderschön, das Essen ganz lecker und alles echt teuer.
    Nach dem Essen haben wir uns mit einem Schweizer unterhalten, der in London studiert. Das war auch echt nett und interessant.
    Jetzt bin ich echt müde, wollte euch den letzten Eindruck aber auch noch eben zeigen.
    Gute Nacht und bis morgen! Hab euch lieb!
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  • Day9

    Trocken im Hotel

    March 10, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    Inzwischen sind wir wieder im Hotel - sauber, trocken und schon fast wieder ganz warm. Nur Spaß. Mir ist nicht mehr kalt!
    Jetzt essen wir noch ein bisschen und schlafen dann nach einem langen Tag mit viel laufen. Matty James - mein Handy - sagt, dass wir 16,3 Kilometer gelaufen sind. Das ist doch schon einmal etwas!
    Euch allen eine gute Nacht! Morgen melde ich mich dann noch einmal!
    Bis dahin! Hab euch lieb!
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  • Day1

    London by night and Wicked

    January 5, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    After a couple of hours of nap, we went to the local pub called The Swan. A huge gin menu but didn’t indulge since I knew I would sleep during the play. Of course we had to have fish and chips with mushy peas and shared a Black Forest dome which is really just a layer of chocolate mousse, a layer of cherry mousse and a layer of cream mousse formed like half a ball. The dessert size is small and logical not like the huge portions at home. Then off to the Apollo Victoria Theatre to see Wicked. I usually read up on these things but had not this time. Surprise ending. Loved it. The subway ride back was so quick, 22 minutes. We should have one in Winnipeg. Now for a big sleep in preparation for more sightseeing tomorrow.Read more

  • Day3

    Last day in London

    January 7, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Set the alarm for 8. Good thing because too much caffeine too late in the day messed up my sleep. Went to the shopping district, walked through Selfridge’s department store — bigger and more expensive than Saks Fifth Avenue. Also found Marks and Spencer’s— more sensible and affordable, a reminder of when we had M & S in Polo Park. The donuts were 4£ each, that’s roughly $7 each! Walked past the Marble Arch and through Hyde Park where I found the squirrel, the maple leafs and the irises. The parrots came back but didn’t stop because we didn’t have peanuts for them. Then back to our hotel to pack our bags and rest before the train trip to Huddersfield at 1:30.Read more

  • Day2

    Kensington Palace

    May 30, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Von Albert Memorial aus nehmen wir einen Weg am Rand des Kensington Gardens entlang in Richtung Kensington Palace, denn der ist unser nächstes Ziel. Wir können schließlich nicht in London gewesen sein und keine Wohnstätte der Royals gesehen haben.

    Auch der Kensington Palace Ist Teil des London Passes, so dass die 26£ Eintritt pro Person nur eine gefühlte Schnappatmung auslösen. Eintrittstechnisch ist London echt sehr teuer und wir sind mittlerweile froh, uns für den London Pass entschieden zu haben. Natürlich suchen wir auch gezielt Sehenswürdigkeiten aus, die wir jetzt nicht mehr bezahlen müssen, aber insgesamt gibt es so viel zu sehen und zu entdecken, dass das kein Nachteil ist.

    Der Kensington Palace ist seit 1689 eine königliche Residenz. Derzeit leben hier William und Kate. Der Palast besteht aus einem öffentlichen und einem privaten Teil. Im öffentlichen Teil kann man 300 Jahre königliche Geschichte Revue passieren lassen. Los geht es im King's State Appartement aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. Hier sind verschiedene Räume des Hofes von König George II. und Queen Caroline zu sehen. Weiter geht es dann im Queen's State Apartment mit den Stuart's aus den 1690er Jahren. Dies ist der älteste Teil des Palastes. Die Räumlichkeiten würden einst für Queen Mary II. und ihren Gemahl König William III. Geschaffen.

    Vom ältesten Teil geht es in die neueste Ausstellung. Diana - her fashion Story zeigt eine Kollektion von Diana Outfits Inden Räumen ihres früheren Zuhauses. Die Entwicklung ihres Kleidungsstiles und der Geschichte, wie sie diese Aufmerksamkeit zu nutzen wusste, ist Inhalt der Ausstellung.

    Der letzte Teil der Ausstellung ist mit 'Victoria revealed' betitelt und beschäftigt sich mit dem Leben der Königin Victoria im 19. Jahrhundert.

    Insgesamt eine sehr interessante und gelungene Ausstellung über verschiedene Jahrhunderte hinweg.
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  • Day25

    Day 24 London

    August 24, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Today we went for a walk through the Brompton Cemetery. It is only a short walk from where we are staying in South Kensington and a real mostly undiscovered London gem. It is a huge old place that could do with a bit of care and attention in places but has loads of ornate plots in a fantastic walled garden setting. There are also lots of very inquisitive squirrels and other wildlife roaming around.

    After that it was off to the Science Museum which is in the same area as the Natural History and Victoria and Albert museums but we had not visited here previously. It’s really cool and well worth two or three hours if you find yourself in London. There are loads of differently themed exhibits and the one’s that really captured our imaginations were dedicated to flight and technology. We also saw a special exhibit on the work of the British GCHB (the secret communications monitoring service) which was also very good with lots dedicated to the Cold War era of the 60’s and 70’s and some of the goings on between Britain and the then Iron Curtain nations.

    We adjourned for lunch (to a nearby pub naturally which had very effective and welcome air conditioning) and then went to Harrods to pick up something for dinner from their food court which has awesome (if pricey) fare. By then it was mid afternoon and I left Christine behind because I had a couple of choices of other things I wanted to do...

    On our last trip here I made an unsuccessful journey to take a tour of Lords Cricket ground (unsuccessful because the last tour left literally one minute before I arrived and they wouldn’t let me tag on the end of it). So I’ve been a bit bitter towards Lords and the stuffy attitude of their staff ever since and I decided to exercise my second option - a trip to Wimbledon to see the All England Tennis Club Museum and tour the Centre Court.

    Getting there was sort of simple. It is on the same line as that which runs from Earls Court station (a 2 minute walk from where we are staying). However I have a word of advice... I was fairly certain the best station to get to the tennis centre was Southfields but a bloke I got talking to on the train said Wimbledon Park was better. While that may sound logical, it wasn’t actually true and I had to backtrack to Southfields - don’t trust the locals, virtually no-one is actually a local!!

    Anyway it turned out to be a fifteen minute walk from the station (in 30 degree heat), but well worth it and I have a couple of photos that will appear in the next update as I took them on a really old travel phone and transferring them needs another app. The centre court itself is smaller than you might imagine and certainly quite a bit smaller than the only other comparator I have - Rod Laver arena in Melbourne. Beautifully presented as you might expect and the museum tour is top rate.

    Photos attached show... Brompton Cemetery buildings; the main pathway in the cemetery; one of the side paths; a squirrel paying me no mind at all; one of the many crows in the cemetery; the Science Museum exterior; and the interior; a typical Kensington street, me outside the pub we had lunch at!
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  • Day60


    June 9, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    A late start from the day, slept until almost 9AM!! To bed after midnight 2 nights in a row is highly unusual for me. Today is a double header theater day so down to the West End for a bit of shopping and the first play at 2:30PM.

    Was in search for a tie for a friend of mine and have been looking since Milan as the criteria are quite specific. Finally found what I have been looking for in the Saville Row environs of London. Quite the area, all high end men's clothing stores. It was a fun find. Then to the matinee for today, The Moderate Soprano. The drama is a new play and the sometimes funny story of John Christie, who built and founded the Glyndebourne Opera house in pre-war Sussex. A touching love story as well and very well done.

    Found my way back to the Southbank and the busy area around the National Theater. Spent an hour watching the fascinating scenes around me with a glass of wine. Had a lovely pre-show dinner in the Terrace Restaurant at the theater - small plates, wonderful Croquettes and an asparagus salad. Tonight's show was Julie, an old drama by August Strindberg - Miss Julie, con temporized to modern day London. Vanessa Kirby, Princess Margaret in The Crown, was the lead and outstanding. The play is rather depressing but the acting and staging was terrific. A thoroughly enjoyable day.

    Miles: 5.7
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  • Day30

    Notting Hill

    July 31, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Decided to walk to Notting Hill today, tried to look like Julia Roberts but couldn’t find Hugh Grant so had to give that up!!! Ha ha. Walked the length of Portobello Road, looking very drab and every stall holder was either Indian or Middle East. I was a little disappointed but it has been done now. Very busy today. Went across to Hyde Park again, today very busy, probably because the weather is a little better. I spent some time organising to do research when I get back here and rang a couple of relatives, so all good. Catch the train to Ely in Cambridgeshire at 10 tomorrow morning. Looking forward to being up there again.Read more

  • Day15

    Staying Local

    September 18, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    I decided to explore the local area a bit today. I started out with Kensington gardens and palace. Even following google maps I had to turn around twice. The gardens weren’t that exciting although I didn’t explore them fully.
    The palace was interesting, highlighted were William and Mary’s rooms, Victoria’s rooms and an exhibition of Diana’s outfits. I’d forgotten that Kensington Palace was where Victoria was born and raised as a child. It was all very interesting. I wasn’t all that interested in Diana’s outfits but quite enjoyed it. They looked quite different in person.

    I had lunch at the palace, soup and a slice of Victoria sponge (the Queen’s favourite). It was a bit hard to eat as there were wasps around but as no one seemed all that bothered by them I ignored them.

    I headed over to Portobello rd to take a look at the market. It wasn’t one of the main days but there was still quite a lot there. I needed the toilet so ended up in a distillery. I had a very nice berry summer drink but no alcohol.

    Last stop for the day was the physiotherapist. I’ve been in quite a bit of pain with my calf muscle. It’s just a sprain though and already feeling better. I’m going back tomorrow for a proper massage.
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Bayswater, בייזווטר, बेज़वॉटर, ベイズウォーター, بیزواٹر

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