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Royal Albert Hall

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  • Day13

    First full day in London

    September 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    It’s now Thursday morning, but it was too late to write up then. Having had a LONG sleep on Tuesday night, we felt ready to hit the town...but actually, I have to say that I did feel a bit fuzzy despite plenty of sleep. But we did quite a lot. After breakfast, which is included in our accommodation this time, we set off, walked through Hyde Park, saw there was a September 11 memorial, which was ignored even though it was today sept. 11. Nearby there was a butterfly biosphere...a tent with many species of butterflies in a very tropical tent, so we went in just for fun.

    Then we walked along, through Mayfair towards the British Museum where we spent a few hours looking at the fascinating things there. After we wandered the streets, such lovely buildings (mostly) and in passing picked up our tickets for Mamma Mia from the Novello theatre in Aldwych, (that is for Friday) and also for the concert tonight (Thursday) from St Martin in the Fields in Trafalgar Square.

    After more wandering we actually took the underground to Knightsbridge - getting a little wearier by then - and walked to South Kensington, lots of eateries there...had a pre dinner drink at happy hour, then a pizza and salad before walking to the Royal Albert Hall for our Proms concert. Realised we were joining quite a crowd walking in the same direction...there is a real atmosphere at the prom concerts. Found our seats and enjoyed the whole spectacle. Virtually full house, with always people standing in the middle . We thought it was a concert of Bach orchestral suites - it was, but unbeknown to us there were other very short non-Bach 21st century works interspersed....(they can never have a concert there days without something new and “enlightening” it seems!)...however, this did not detract from the Bach...just lovely. It was an orchestra from Dunedin NZ (their equivalent ACO i imagine)...

    So we walked back after the concert, and decided to have our complimentary drink in the bar at the hotel (because we are such faithful silver Accor members!)...so it was almost midnight when we went to bed, and of course, having been fighting sleep during the soothing Bach at the concert, we found ourselves wide awake....

    So here we are, Thursday morning, slept in till almost 9, ready for a new day!
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    Paul Farrell

    Nice words and pics Mumza ...its just so Mumza!! :)

  • Day8

    Dale Chihuly Exhibition - Kew Gardens

    July 14, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Mexican born, Dale Chihuly is an innovative artist working with glass. Kew Gardens hosted a stunning selection of his work from the past 50 years. Many of the pieces were set against the unique backdrop of the gardens, other pieces were displayed in one of the art galleries at the gardens.
    The exhibition was named " Reflections on nature" and the artist had said
    " I want my work to appear like it came from nature, so that if someone found it on the beach or in the forest, they might think it belonged there"
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    Alisha Grant

    Very artsy

    Josephine Ryan

    Oh wow. What magnificent works. So colourful. I love the Medusa-like one beside the water.

    Trip One


    Sharon Coburn

    Have been to the gardens today, beautiful, really enjoyed it, off to Cornwall tomorrow

  • Day6


    July 12, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We have spent a few busy but fantastic days in London. We both really like this city, so many green spaces and the people enjoying their parks, so many stretched out on the grass, or simply sitting on the grass soaking up the serenity.
    Yesterday we took a full day tour of London, seeing the expanse of green grass and huge trees of Hyde Park, Westminster Abbey, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, and beautiful St. James's Park. We crossed over the famous Tower Bridge and our guide took us through the Tower of London with a good look at the spectacular crown jewels, and then on a guided tour of the magnificent St Paul's Cathedral. Our trip concluded with a cruise down the Thames, which was made so much more entertaining by the hilarious running commentary by the Captain
    With a lot of help from family before arriving in London we managed The Tube with no problems. Today we hope to head off to Kew Gardens, just waiting for the showers to clear up.
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    Josephine Ryan

    Ahh. The relief of an airconditioned airport and the prospect of a good night's sleep. Hello UK.

  • Day2

    Hyde park

    November 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    On se balade a Hyde Park et en même temps nous voyons le Royal Albert Mémorial.

    Laure Malric

    Combien vous avez vu d'écureuils ?

    Joffrey Abadie

    Beaucoup et en plus ils sont pas farouches

  • Day18

    Royal Albert Hall - Empire Strikes Back

    September 22, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Well, I did something selfish and stupid. I hit a drugstore (to try to stem the nose drip) and decided to walk to the Hall hoping the drugs would save me before show time... They didn't, but by the time it was clear they didn't I was trapped. I almost jumped ship at intermission too but toughed it out. I got through it by effectively holding my head back the whole time (imagine trying to stem a bloody nose without using your hands, yeah like that), which means I swallowed that crap for a few hours straight. I suspect I'm going to pay for it.

    Show was great but I apologize to the potential scores of victims I might've infected. Three more days, tickets for three more shows. :-S hopefully the nose stops running. Coughy/sore throat I could handle as a diet of fisherman's friend would get me through.

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  • Day2

    Royal Albert Hall

    June 12, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Weiter ging es zur Royal Albert Hall. Diese ist mittlerweile eine Veranstaltungshalle. 1871 wurde sie erbaut, zu Ehren des Gemahlen von Queen Victoria, Prinz Albert von Sachsen-Coburg.

  • Day5

    Royal Albert Hall

    June 21, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Seat right across the stage behind the floor seats. The Hall is much bigger than I imagined. But the acoustic is amazing that the orchestra feels like it's right in front of you.

    The Romeo and Juliet Overture was great, so was the Nutcracker excerpts. The best part was the 1812 Overture. The (small) fireworks at the end was a really nice touch.Read more

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