this country. i've studied it's history, it's people. i've seen its historic landmarks in movies and television shows, i've read books and seen plays written by intelligent people from this country, i've listened to the music from Spice Girls, Adele, Elton John, the Beatles, Ellie Goulding and so forth...finally, after 17 years of dreams. i have arrived in London
we arrived in London late Friday night and got into our hostel (which actually was really nice by the way!) and got a few hours of sleep before we began the adventure. right next to our hostel was the beloved iconic red phone booths. secretly i was wishing for it to be big blue box with a mad man (aka Matt Smith).
after a few photos we were headed on our way to paint the town red.
folks, come eat here! it is inviting, friendly and you get to meet Maggie herself! i also recommend trying the
big ben and parliament
big ben was in repair, and the wind was blowing somewhat ferociously, but that didn't stop us from documenting our time.
iconic red phone booth photos
shakespeare, tower of london & tower bridge
so mind you, we only had 1.5 days to try and get as much in as possible, so we didn't get to go into to many things. the one thing that we did get to go into was Westminster Abbey. I almost cried because I have been dying to go to the place where Queen Victoria was coronated, that the funeral services for Princess Diana was held there and that Prince William and Duchess Kate were married. it was a magical place and unfortunately, we were definitely not allowed to take pictures. but i highly recommend going to this place. it is magnificent and beats all cathedrals in my mind.
we did manage to see somewhat of shakespeare's globe, the tower of London, and got a few shots with the tower bridge, and afterwards took a small river cruise on the river Thames.
and this my friends, concludes day one of being in London England.
stay tuned for day .5. it was a whirlwind of adventure
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