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St James's Park

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  • Day61

    London

    October 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    Die drei mittleren Bilder sehen auf den ersten Blick nicht aus, als hätte ich sie in London gemacht, aber in Wirklichkeit kommen sie quasi aus dem Herzen Londons: St Jame's Park vor dem Buckingham Palace. Das Wetter war, wie die Bilder erahnen lassen, wunderschön. Es war (selbst in London) wunderschöne Luft, alles sehr klar. Es war außerdem angenehm warm, sodass man ohne Jacke rumlaufen konnte.
    Gegen Mittag bin ich mit Darcy und einer Freundin in London angekommen. Zusammen sind wir dann noch zum Oxford Circus gefahren. Die beiden waren dann shoppen und ich laufen... Ich bin alle abzweigenden Straßen mehr oder weniger freiwillig hoch gelaufen, was einfach daran lag, dass ich verzweifelt etwas finden wollte, was ich kannte. Sobald das beim Marble Arch passiert ist, hab ich mich wieder sehr wohl gefühlt. Nach dem Marble Arch war ich beim Trafalgar Square und von da aus im St James‘ Park, beim Parliament, an der Themse entlang und dann bei St Pauls. Ich habe mir heute London angeguckt und nichts weiter spezifisches. Es war echt wunderschön, ich hatte eine tolle Zeit. Jetzt bin ich ziemlich müde, was an den ungefähr 22.740 Schritten, beziehungsweise 14 Kilometern liegen kann, die ich insgesamt zurückgelegt habe. Geholfen hat bestimmt auch nicht, dass ich die Zugfahrt zurück stehen musste, wenn ich nicht gerade meinen Rucksack einer Frau ins Gesicht drücken musste, weil sich jemand vorbeiquetschen wollte. Die Frau hat es mit Humor genommen, wofür ich sehr dankbar bin.
    Zuhause gab es dann Abendessen und es liegt nur an einem 3 Stunden 33 Minuten und 33 Sekunden Skype Gespräch mit Tomke, dass ich noch wach bin (das sind genaue Zahlen, ich hab Beweisbilder!). Das ist nicht unser Rekord, aber mehr war heute nicht drin.
    Jetzt geh ich schlafen und freu mich, dass ich morgen ausschlafen kann! Gute Nacht!
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  • Day65

    First few days in London #3

    September 2, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    During our first few days in London we did some touring, sight-seeing (including a Treasure Trail), lots of catching-up, some eating and some drinking and having a great time. Here is London part three…

  • Day6

    Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guards

    April 27, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    Found a great spot ... was ready to watch the ceremony.. and then came the rain....and then the guy in front of me decided to put his kid up on his shoulders. Sigh. Thanks buddy. I travelled across the globe to watch your child's bum in my face for an hour or two... really.

    Hard to tell in the photo because of how the flag is sitting but that is the Union Flag... So no Queen at Buckingham today.Read more

  • Day6

    Canada Gate

    April 27, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    An entrance to Green Park, the gate was presented to London by Canada as part of a vast memorial dedicated to Queen Victoria, who died in 1901.

    The Coat of Arms for BC, SK and AB were not on the gate, so they were later added to the pillars.

  • Day6

    The Mall

    April 27, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    The Mall is not a place for shopping. It's a road leading to/from Buckingham Palace. Here are a few photos from our walk down the street.

    Queen Mother and King George Memorial
    Duke of York Column
    Graspan Memorial
    Admirality Arch

  • Day16

    Day 2 - Tower Bridge Experience

    December 13, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    Because river Thames runs thru London, they have a thing for bridges. The coolest one is the Tower Bridge. I was able to go into the towers, take the lift to the glass floored walkways, and view the world from above. It was so cool! Also, the bridge opened to let a boat thru while I was up there, something that isn't seen every day.Read more

  • Day18

    Windsor Castle - day 4

    December 15, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    One of my most dreamed about places - Windsor Castle. I had to hop on an underground to catch an overground. Was about an hour long uneventful journey. Upon arrival, I made my way through the touristy strip mall trying to find my way to the Castle. To save time, I stopped at an info booth and the gentleman there jokingly said if I had come to scale the outer wall of Windsor, there would be none of that today due to the nasty, wet weather. Makes the walls too slick, he said, with a straight face. Oh, it made me laugh so hard! I assured him I had left my wall scaling gear back at my hotel so no worries. Then he said I was just in time, if I hurry, cuz the Castle was closing early today for an event. I knew I would cry if I missed getting in so I hurried on to the gate he pointed out to me. Luckily, I made it in time and was part of the last group of ppl they let in. Whew! That would have been just terrible if I couldn't do what I set out to do.

    The State Apartments was pretty neat, opulent, and fascinating. I wasn't allowed to take pics, unfortunately. The place I will carry in my heart forever, though, was St. George's Chapel, where King Henry VIII and other such grand royalty is buried. The place just exuded history and old-ness. I could feel it and it moved me greatly. There was a band and choir practicing for the night's event, as well as play from the great organ, so I was able to hear beautiful music and song, the acoustics of the space in full use. I was doubly lucky, and especially blessed to be there in that sacred place.
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  • Day14

    Firas & Fatin Arrival

    December 11, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    Made it on time to pick up Fatin and Firas at the London Heathrow Airport....enjoyed an amazing Sticky Toffee Latte! Then we drove to my AirBnB place in West Ham to drop my luggage off. We put the address in the GPS and it took us to the wrong "Old Street" so we had to pay a London Congestion fee... £11.50! All because we drove thru the center area of London. The fee is to discouraged automobiles apparently. The coolest part was accidentally diving by Harley St. where Stefan lived when he worked in London as a young man.Read more

  • Day15

    Evening at Trafalgar Sq

    December 12, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    So apparently the second weekend of December calls for a London Santa Run. Lots of ppl dress in Santa clothes and come from all corners of London to the center to raise funds for a charity. I happened to catch some of it as my day drew to a close. Then enjoyed a nice dinner at Pizza Express with dessert & tea.Read more

  • Day17

    Tower of London Experience- day 3

    December 14, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    This visit is something I have been eagerly anticipating since coming to London- The infamous Tower of London, where queens and traitors were beheaded, where the lost princes were held "safe", where the crown jewels and the tower ravens live. I was told by friends of my host to try and get the Beefeater tour guide named Billy. He was the best, the funniest, raunchiest, and who makes the whole thing a blast. Guess what? I ended up with a Beefeater named William, who eventually referred to himself as Billy. The suggestion couldn't have been more accurate. He was an amazing tour guide, who was very knowledgeable but made the group laugh so hard. I will never forget the tidbits of history he imparted through his style of storytelling. He was truly the best.

    What is a Beefeater? Well, it's a special watch assigned to the Tower of London in service of the Crown. In order to qualify for Beefeater duty, one had to serve in regular military service for 22 years then you could try out. Our Beefeater tour guide, Billy, was a medic in the army with a degree in military architectural strategy. So funny and raunchy, told horror stories to the kids, dissed on his compadres who served in other branches of military, talked crap about the French and wasn't afraid to speak his mind about the Crown. It was an incredible learning experience.

    Wish I could have gotten pics of the Crown Jewels but photos were prohibited in those areas.

    Click on the pics cuz I will put explanations for each in the comments section.

    Enjoy!
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