At the end of April I went to London briefly and the next day to Gibraltar. These first 3 photos are my favorites. The coffee was good at the hotel in Gibraltar, the knotty trees up on the Rock were interesting, and the Moors and their castle were there before the British:
A few from London before Gibraltar. It was the London Marathon Day when I went to cross Westminster Bridge (in defiance of the terrorists).
The side of the Rock near the Hotel Caleta:
The part of the Rock facing Morocco. Not pictured but Morocco was just a blur on this day.
Various sides of the Rock and looking out over the Mediterranean:
Scenes from the city–
Catholic church mural, “Little Ben,” steep streets, archways, and Casemates Square, the main square in the town . . .
The King’s Chapel (small chapel in the town):
Look at the old flags. I also did a blog post the previous day on Lord Uxbridge then saw one of his son’s memorials in the chapel. The chapel is a nice respite from the midday sun–Gibraltar is sunny 300 days of the year.
Some of the signs I snapped:
There’s always a Wellington connection:
Pictures of the Barbary macaques:
One of the most enjoyable and interesting places visited was the Gibraltar Museum. This museum has a scale model of Gibraltar. From Wikipedia:
The John Fernandez Rooms include a 8 metres (26 ft) long scale model of Gibraltar and also includes old photographs of Gibraltar. The model was completed in 1865 from a survey by Lieut. Charles Warren R.E. who later took a leading role in the Jack the Ripper investigations. It was made at the direction of Major General Edward Charles Frome R.E. and painted by Captain B.A. Branfill in 1868.