Trip to London and Southern England – Part 1

A couple of weeks ago I left DFW and arrived at Heathrow to begin The Duke of Wellington Tour presented by Victoria Hinshaw and Kristine Hughes Patrone of Number One London. I arrived a couple of days early so I could see some places I had not been before and see parts of the city I had missed on previous trips. On one of the days after a round on the London Eye and more walking, I got on a bus and rode around a while to rest:

BEN

Big Ben on a cloudy day

The Sphinx at Cleopatra's Needle on the Thames in Westminster

The Sphinx at Cleopatra’s Needle on the Thames in Westminster

HORSE

Art in Hyde Park near Marble Arch and Speaker’s Corner

SPANISH 2

Memorial to the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War–full statue

SPANISH 1

Text on the memorial

MERRY

Colorful carousel near the London Eye

EYE 4

Houses of Parliament from the London Eye

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Top of London Eye selfie

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Waterloo Bridge from the Eye

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Perspective of size of the London Eye

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Another shot for perspective

Now for some of the bus journey:

SHARD

The Shard

POPPIES

Red poppies display at the Tower of London

WALKY

The Walkie Talkie building from Tower Bridge

FIRE

The London fire memorial in the city

BLDG ON BUS

People milling about in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral

On the second night I went to Southwark to see a play. Worth every penny as it was a superb production and was 3 1/2 hours . . .

OLD VIC PROGRAM

Richard Armitrage on the cover of The Crucible program

OLD VIC

The Old Vic in Southwark where The Crucible by Arthur Miller was showing

Next post: Apsley House, better known as #1 London, home of the Dukes of Wellington since the early 1800s.

  6 comments for “Trip to London and Southern England – Part 1

  1. September 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Denise — great pics! It was fun sharing the Duke of Wellington Tour with you. cheers, Vicky

    • September 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM

      Thanks, Vicky!! I can’t wait to post about Apsley House! Will be very soon!

  2. Jacque
    September 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Awesome Denise! Thanks for another virtual tour through you. The only way I get to travel.

    • September 27, 2014 at 5:29 AM

      Thanks, Jacque. Your time will come!

  3. Jeanette Knight
    September 29, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    I think you really took some excellent pictures Denise. I hope to go there someday. You have inspired me that’s for sure!

    • September 29, 2014 at 10:35 PM

      Thank you, Jeanette! I will be guest posting on another blog soon with some flower pictures from the trip.

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