If Harry Potter isn’t quite your thing, (shame on you!) here are more pictures of beautiful London, England.
I visisited Big Ben and the house of Lords. Big Ben really is very BIG and the House of Lords is no shack either. I wish I would have had the time to go inside. It is quite the building.
Across the street for the House of Lords is Westminster Abbey. WOW! I was completely blown away by the beauty of this amazing church. Photos were not allowed withing certain parts but welcomed in others. Its history goes back to the 7th century when a church was built on this site. The current Abbey was built in 1245 and has been the place for all of the royal coronations since 1308. It is breathtakingly beautiful. The size, the age, the artifacts. It’s almost overwhelming. The place is also full of dead people, not just priests and religious figures. It was an honour to be buried there. The names I saw reads like a Who’s Who of UK historical figures.
The pictures I took in and around the Abbey include some nice gardens, dark and mysterious passageways, courtyards and living quarters each offering a unique look and the age and beauty of this church.
What do you do when you have a few hours to kill before you need to get to the airport? If your hotel room is in SOHO you walk around the neighbourhood and try to capture the atmosphere of this dynamic and varied corner of the city. Theatres, pubs, parks, shops…it’s all there. Here are some random pictures to prove my point.
If you would like to see more pictures, follow this link to my Flickr site and the London pictures:
That was the London I experienced. I definitely need to go back as I barely scratched the surface.
My next post will be sometime in March as I FINALLY get to come home for a few weeks. I’ll see you there!