On the Strand, opposite Saint Mary-le-Strand church, is a beautiful, white, rather large building. Its tall and beautiful iron gate and a high arch remind me of the palaces of the Orient. Malvina Hoffman, the American sculptess and author, is the creator of the statues that adorn the Bush House in London. It is … More England – London Archways
A visit to the Parliament was positively the most exciting of all the places I have seen in London. The architecture was stunning. Old, stately, and beautiful. On the way to the Westminster Abbey we conversed with a nice guard who informed us of the possibility to visit the Parliament when it is in session. … More England – London Parliament
The poppies grew scattered in the old church yard. Their willowy stems swayed gently in the breeze and reminded me of ocean waves. They were serene and their bright colors brought with them a feeling of quietness.
Cutty Sark – casting a forlorn look out to the sea…?
Greenwich Market met my expectation as the place to find artistic gifts and to try all kinds of food from all over the world. I even found a stall with pierogies, but because they were catered to the international palate and therefore contained all kinds of unusual fillings, I did not try them. I like … More England – Greenwich Market
Westminster Abbey. A place of worship. A place of burial. I found the Abbey to be a comforting place. Surrounded by memories of some wise and others not-so-wise people and temporarily separated from the outside world, it was relaxing to sit in quiet and meditate on the difference between the wisdom of God and that of … More England – London – Westminster Abbey
Sherlock Holmes Museum is an institution privately owned by The Sherlock Holmes Society of England. I came to London absolutely sure that this is a must-see place for me. I am a big fan of Sherlock as portrayed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Much less of a fan of its movie adaptations, no matter what … More England – London – Sherlock Holmes’ Museum
I exited at the wrong Tube station and that is how I came to admire the Shard from up close and from the bottom up. No regrets 🙂