Wednesday, July 16, 2014

London, Part 2

I've included the sunnier days in this post! We had one and a half. Ha! First up, the British Museum (which is free!).



(Window) Shopping the several floors of Harrod's and Selfridge's.  Sights to behold!





Kensington Palace
(Home of many, including Queen Victoria, Princess Diana, Kate & William)
 Victoria's Wedding Gown (She was 4'10!!)


Tower of London


 Below: the White Tower (holds armory)

 Site of beheadings above, the Crown Jewels stored in the building below.

Tomorrow: Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, Beatles.

8 comments:

  1. I am loving these round up posts! I agree with Shen, your pictures are absolutely beautiful. The wedding dress is beautiful, I bet that thing weighs a ton!! How creepy to see where the beheadings occurred but it's also so interesting to stand in a spot where so many important historical events occurred. I never enjoyed learning about history in school but I love being able to go to a location and feel a connection to the past. Did you get to see the crown jewels. I know you can't photograph them but it's cool to see them. I want to say I saw crown jewels in Scotland but I could be making that location up? It was so long ago ;) And free museums are the best museums, ha!

    Re: your questions from yesterday's post I did go on the London Eye and I also went to Stonehenge. Both were very cool experiences.

    Looking forward to tomorrow!

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    1. Yay! Glad to know you're enjoying them. Sifting through all of the photos makes me want to go back! I wish you had had a better history teacher, because they should just be good storytellers - as that is what history really is! We did see the crown jewels, and I wouldn't be surprised if they traveled around the country.

      I'll warn you now... more Harry Potter than anything else! Ha!

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  2. Like Sarah, my memories of London are different. I remember the Ravens at The Tower Of London. The Crown Jewels were at Windsor Palace. I love Harrod's.

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    1. It was in the 80s that day, so I think the ravens must have been hiding. Beefeaters, yes and heavy tourism, yes. I wouldn't be surprised if the jewels traveled! They were here when I visited 12 years ago, but I bet they have changed location a few times! I wish that we had had time to do Windsor Castle. If you love Harrod's, you'd die at Selfridge's! Amazing!

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  3. I would love to run amok in Harrod's.
    Love the wedding dress! What a tiny little queen.
    And I agree with Sarah, kinda weird that they have that monument set up for where they used to have beheadings... was that for citizens, or were Henry VIII's wives killed there too?? The Tower of London is also bizarrely beautiful for such a creepy history.

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  4. All the important beheadings were here: William Wallace (Braveheart!), Catherine Howard, Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Gray (wives of Henry VIII), etc. I would have loved to see the Tower as it originally was! Selfridges > Harrods, just sayin'....

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  5. Love the British Museum, one of my favourite places - you can just keep going there and finding something you've never seen before!

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    1. It was such a great place! However, being there on a Sunday meant serious crowds!!

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