An amusing story happened when we were visiting Tower of London. As all the other groups, we were assigned to a tour guide. I am convinced that ours was the funniest of them all. With the solemn face he told comical jokes and his sense of humor was as sharp as a guillotine. He asked … More England – Tower of London
Just a short walk from Trafalgar Square and I am in Covent Garden. Narrow streets with a multitude of shops and cafe’s where it seems that almost anything can be found that a person might be looking for. Perfect place for immersing in a different culture: I walked the streets and listen to how people talk. … More England – London – Covent Garden
I reached the Tower Bridge at the end of the day. The bridge’s white-grey stone would appear cold under the overcast sky, but the sun was kind to me that evening. Totally unprepared for the blustering wind on the bridge, we trotted along. The wind was so strong, I was afraid I will step off … More England – London – Tower Bridge
London is the place where ancient and modern not only co-exist, but where it conglomerates creating a continuum of history. Personally, I prefer the old, with its lichen-overgrown walls, vaulted ceilings, and gold-framed portraits. Of the new I am partially attracted to design, composition, and light. Here in London the modern does not overwhelm. It … More England – London – The City
Shakespeare’s Globe. The circular theatre with white walls laced with timber was my second favorite place in all London. My dream is to go to a performance of one of Shakespeare’s play there. One day. The day was glorious. Lovely weather. Warm actually 🙂 Inside we were treated to a hilarious presentation by ( I … More England – London – Shakespeare’s Globe
The day was not ideal ( is it ever here, I wonder?), but at least it wasn’t raining. Hunting the good weather seems a lost cause during my visit 🙂 With the cold seemingly seeping into my bones, I began to feel just like the horse: forlorn. I found relief in St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Young lady … More England – London – Trafalgar Square
The building with the pointing finger is The Shed – the temporary (still?) space at the National Theatre that opened in 2013. It displays work that is original and unexpected. I did not see any shows there; no time.
From Charing Cross to Blackfriars’s Bridge. Not entirely on foot all the way… My first glimpse of Londoners and just a few English “quirks”. Plus one that cannot be captured on a photograph: I adore spoken British English 🙂 Blackfriars Bridge – named after the Blackfriars Dominican Monastery that once stood on the side … More England – Charing Cross to Blackfriars