Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Holday Instalment #4 -London

Back again....

We had a great time visiting with Helen in London..The first day was Bank Holiday so we got to spend some time with her and then. as she had to work we visited the city - Tues and Wed. 

Day 1 -  a trip to the London Eye.  We got off the train at London Bridge stop and walked for about an hour till we found the London Eye only to find had we stayed on the train one more stop we would have been right there!!!   Still the walk along the waterfront was lovely and we got to see a couple of interesting sights.
First the Golden Hinde and then the Globe Theatre where Shakespeare put on his plays.

We finally made it to the London Eye and it was well worth it.... amazing views of the city and surrounds.


My camera's zoom is fabulous... as you can see it was a super day.... nice and clear.

After the Eye we were off to the London Tower.... back near London Bridge were we had got off the train but rather than walk back we decided to taxi a taxi.... a real London cab.
And the Tower was incredible.  We took a guided tour with a Beefeater to get to hear all about the history before just strolling round soaking it all in.
Just thinking about all those people in history who were imprisoned there or beheaded there really blows my mind.....

Finished the day by walking across London Bridge
Day 2 - we visited Trafalgar Square, Covent Gardens and St Paul's Cathedral.
At Covent Gardens watched the street performers for hours and then walked over to the cathedral.  Do you know there are 259 steps to the top to look out over London?  Well I do... I huffed and puffed my way up.... first to the Whispering Gallery inside the dome and then up the the outside viewing.  Very proud to make it all the way.
 So a very busy couple of days before heading off to Paris and the Thurs..... but that's another instalment.....

Please come back to see the wonderful sights of Paris....

8 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful pictures and great descriptions. It brings back memories from many many years ago when I visited London. Lovely post!

Barb said...

Gosh, I'm enjoying these posts so much, Dawn! Just love seeing everything that you experienced! Fabulous photos! That Globe Theatre is amazing! Can't wait for Paris!

CinnamonSally said...

Great photos Dawn, I live only 30 miles from the London Eye but have not been brave enough to go on it yet.,I can't do heights,LOL. Looks like fun I really must give it a go!!

Lin said...

You're doing a great job on your travelogue! Enjoying each and every picture! I've been to London only once and would love to see it again!

Tiffany said...

Wow, look at all of those bridges, so intricate, and it seems like a very busy city lifestyle in certain areas! So glad you had your new camera with you, ok, I'm super excited to see Paris now!

Virginia L. said...

Fabulous post! We did go to similar places... the Tower (not the same Beefeater though) , Trafalger Square, London Eye! We took taxi everywhere as we didn't want to get lost! But it sure is nice to walk to see the city, isn't it? Your posting brings back some my recent fond memories :)

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful post and photos Dawn! Now I thinking I'm long overdue another visit to London - the London Eye wasn't even built the last time we were there!

donna mikasa said...

Such a great tour, Dawn! Except I think I'm going backwards! Gorgeous photos--will you be scrapbooking your trip?