The other day, I mentioned that Coach and I had taken a little trip across the pond for our summer vacation. I haven’t posted a Wanderlust Wednesday for quite awhile, so today I thought I would share a few of my favorite pics with you! Our first stop, glorious London.
The photos speak for themselves. Home of the Queen of England, Buckingham Palace.
It wasn’t tucked away in some remote, inaccessible part of town. (although it did have these rather large gates to keep intruders out)
Nope, it’s right smack dab in the middle of London, where tourists flock daily to view the changing of the guard.
Painting the streets to ensure that pedestrians don’t step off the curb into oncoming traffic! (OK, Coach only had to pull me back once, maybe twice from certain peril)
Portobello Road Market. Shops, restaurants and antiques and collectibles for miles.
Tower of London. Quite a view of the River Thames from the Tower Bridge.
Beheadings, murders, assassinations and such.
Greenwich, England. Greenwich mean time is the clock that sets the world’s timetable.
If you stand on each side of this one thin metal line, you are in both the Eastern and Western Hemisphere. Even in the rain.
Admiral Hardy’s Pub in Greenwich. Our first of many, many pub stops to quench our thirst, as it was quite unseasonably warm for summer in London.
Coach discovered Pear Cider and Crabbie’s Ginger Beer,
and we watched a game of cricket on the telly. I am certain that our puzzlement about the game of cricket is only matched by Europeans’ confusion regarding American baseball.
The London Eye. Spectacular. A gigantic ferris wheel built for the Millenium Celebration with the intent to tear it down once it ended, but it became so popular that it remains today as one of London’s most-visited attractions.
You cannot go to London without seeing vintage red phone booths…
or visiting the legendary Harrods. It is not a store, it’s an experience. Copper dome lighting display.
Finally discovered a use for Coach’s thousands of books!
An evening stroll through Chinatown.
A trip to London is not complete without a Beatles Concert!
I discovered this lighted sign in a window in Trafalgar Square. I think about the message quite often, especially when making a life choice that could go either way. Traditionally I err on the side of caution, but lately I’ve been trying to change just a bit and:
And with that, I bid you farewell on this fine Wednesday. Just remember to do one thing today that scares you too! Susan
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