Sunday Roast at the Salisbury.
Westminster Abbey's Sunday service was for me the highlight of our trip. The magnificent surroundings and beautiful music brought tears from my heart as I experienced worship like never before. It was truly incredible.
I've heard so much about Porto Bello Road and the wonderful antiques. Well, we went to Porto Bello Road with it seemed like thousands of other people but never saw the antiques. We were at the food market end of Porto Bello Road. Should have asked more questions. I did buy a pretty silk scarf there.
Aren't these children adorable? I wanted to capture everyday life as I observed people.
Scenes from the river cruise along the Thames River. Incredibly beautiful and exciting.
The sightseeing buses are nice to ride to get an overview of the city. You can get off and on whenever you like.
St Paul's Cathedral was an awesome experience. Seeing the painting of Jesus entitled ," The Light of the World ", was a overwhelmingly awesome experience. You were allowed to make pictures without a flash but I lost many of my pictures when an error occured as I downloaded my pictures onto my computer. I do regret deleting them from my camera. Live and Learn!
This was an unexpected moment I could not resist. As we were touring St Paul's we saw a wedding party posing for pictures. I was so touched by the groom's attentiveness to his bride. He lifted her onto the niche and gently smoothed out her gown very carefully only for the photographer to change his mind having him lift her off the alcove niche to repeat the arduous rearranging of her gown. As you can see she was very beautiful. All the wedding party were dressed so nicely I could not help but stare and wanted to snap more pictures. I felt as if I were intruding across the room so I did not. I recognized the mother of the bride and groom and they wore hats to beat the band. Just like royalty and I guess to be married in St. Paul's Cathedral you have to be special. I was blown away by the moment.
You can get caught up in all the excitement in Trafalgar Square quite easily. It has the same effect on you as Times Square in New York. Day or night there are people speaking every language imaginable.
The National Portrait Gallery. None of the museums in London charge admission. You could spend days in each one. My brain was on overload the entire time but it was so exciting to experience!
Pub food in London is very good and after walking all day you enjoy the Fish and chips for lunch or dinner with no guilt.
I thought it would bother me to be so high but the London Eye turns so slowly and you feel secure in the large capsule. Seeing Buckingham Palace, all the crowds along the Thames enjoying a concert , and all the major sites in London was a thrill.
The view was incredible! You could see for miles and it was so exciting to recognize landmarks.
Although we had been to Buckingham Palace before it was still a thrill to observe the changing of the guard again. I could not help but think about Charles and Diana's wedding when the royal family came out on the balcony as well as other historical times when the family appeared and waved to the people.