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St James's Park

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  • Day65

    First few days in London #3

    September 2 in the United Kingdom

    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…

  • Day61

    London

    October 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    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 Jame's 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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  • Day12

    Good Thing I'm Flexable

    October 27 in the United Kingdom

    It turns out staying at the hostel for the day was a great idea. I met new people, got groceries, got an oyster card, and just spent time hanging about. I actually ended up staying up way past when I'd normally head to bed talking to people. After finally settling down for the night (2am) I thought I'd just wake up with the sun through my window, after all, the tour I wanted to go on wasn't until 10:30. I thought I'd have loads of time. Waking up at 8:30 I figured I could take a leisurely morning, and a quick shower later I was in the kitchen getting breakfast. Glancing at my phone I realized it was already 10 in the morning! There was no way I could make the 10:30 tour. So I quickly changed my plans for another free tour at 11, I even used the underground to get there. Arriving with fifteen minutes to spare, I found out that the free tour was full. That meant that I had to wait until one for the next group, but I did find out that you can pre book the tour even though it's free. After making sure I was set for that I decided to wander around Covent Garden, a popular shopping center. Not even 30 feet away from where I was standing there was a street performer, or busker as they refer to them here. I watched the end of his very interesting performance and continued to wander. From there I walked in to Apple Market where people were selling their handmade crafts and wares. As my hands have been absolutely freezing I was on the lookout for gloves, and thank goodness I found some. They were definitely over priced, but feeling my fingertips is worth it. After checking out all the booths, and with another hour to kill, I thought it be perfect timing to get some food. Normally I'd just pop in to some shop and grab a sausage roll, but everything in this particular area is some snazzy, and surely overpriced, place. By good luck though, I'm worth an extravagant meal and ended up getting confit duck leg. It was so tender and the braised red cabbage was delicious. Over all it wasn't quite the morning I expected, but it was still fantastic.Read more

  • Day1

    Always ❤️

    September 13 in the United Kingdom

    Heute beginnen unsere Flittertage :
    Eine Reise in die Stadt der Magie - London.
    Wir begeben uns auf die Suche nach der Magie und den Spuren von Harry Potter ⚡
    In London angekommen sind wir vom Hotel losgelaufen und haben uns treiben lassen.
    Erster Stopp war ein so gar nicht britischer Ort :
    Ein kleiner italienischer Bäcker der auch selbstgemachte Lasagne und andere Köstlichkeiten anbietet. Super sympathisch, eigentlich wollten wir gar nicht rein und haben im vorbei laufen nur etwas rein geschaut aber er hat so freundlich Hallo gerufen da mussten wir uns ein Cappuccino und ein Cupcake gönnen.
    Danach sind wir durch kleine Gässle gelaufen und haben den ersten magischen besonden Ort entdeckt.
    Unser Eingang in die Welt der Magie.
    Später waren wir in einem Gässle dass der Nockturn Gasse sehr ähnlich sah und an Ende haben wir sogar noch die Elderstreet entdeckt.
    Leider hatten wir unseren Elderstab noch im Koffer, er weiß was sonst passiert wäre 😊
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  • Day6

    Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guards

    April 27 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.

  • Day6

    Canada Gate

    April 27 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 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

  • Day9

    London day 9 Tue 1 May 2018

    May 1 in the United Kingdom

    District line to Westminster, then Horse Guards museum. Not much of interest here. Decided not to watch the ceremonial changing of the Mounted Horse Guard here at 11am, so we walked to Buckingham Palace through St James’s Park and waited for the ceremonial changing of the Guard there which did not happen. Thousands of us were there. The Mounted Horse Guard rode a through and there was a informal changing of a Pill Box guard. Nearby a military band was playing at a military barracks on the other side of the street called Birdcage Walk.We then visited the Royal Mews, with its excellent carriage display, followed by the Queen’s Gallery portraying Charles II, the king invited back following Cromwell’s Commonwealth. We then visited the Wellington Arch. The Arch was built as an entrance to Buckingham Palace but was moved to its present location 100 metres away becoming a victory Arch. On the way to the Churchill War rooms and museum, had soup at Victoria Station. Stayed at Churchill’s War rooms excellent displays till 6pm. Walked to the Morpeth Arms at Pimlico next to the drink stop of last weeks’s run across the river from the MI6 building. 7km run through much of the area we walked through earlier in the day. Back to Acton Town after 10pm for chicken pieces and chips from a local shop.Read more

  • 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.

  • 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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