In Retrospect: London Calling

Day 9: November 6, 2010

Exploring London

(source: london-subway-maps.blogspot.com)

Palace of Westminster

Near Royal Albert Hall

Royal Horse Guard

Big Ben in distance

Westminster Abbey

Remembrance Day Celebration

Piccadilly Arcade

Fortnum and Mason clock (please click on image for link to video)

The Fortnum and Mason clock chimes every 15 minutes, and Mr. Fortnum and Mr. Mason come out to bow to you and each other before returning.  Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out as planned…

Victoria Memorial Detail, Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Gate, Balcony at Buckingham Palace

Harrods

Fabulous food halls.  We enjoyed Turkish delights and pastries for several days after our visit

British Museum

Statues from the Acropolis

It was a bit upsetting to see the original sculptures in London, after having been to Greece.  The Acropolis Museum did a fabulous job of re-creating the East and West Pediments, along with the narrative friezes that circle the Parthenon, but it was also clear which were re-creations and which were originals

Tower Bridge

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