Thursday, November 13, 2008

London Calling: Rudie Can't Fail

So. After tromping through the beautiful Hyde Park and part of the Kensington Gardens, I checked out the gorgeously gilded Albert Memorial. Guess what is across the street? The Royal Albert Hall. No matter how many times I've heard a Day in the Life, I still have no idea how many holes it takes to fill it. It's big.

Prince Albert

The Royal Albert Hall

After my photo shoot at the Albert Memorial, I walked to the Knightsbridge Tube station, and headed down to the Westminster Station. Upon my arrival, I made my way to the surface, and was greeted by a familiar face.

Get it? Clocks have faces...

The London Eye on the River Thames

This area was rather nice, and the partially setting sun made for some nice lighting. The Houses of Parliament were rather beautiful, and very gothic. Across the street, is Westminster Abbey. Every English and British monarch has held their Coronations here since 1066, save two, that did not have coronations.

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Very Gothic.

Victoria Tower

Houses of Funkadelic

Westminster Abbey at sunset.

Where's the Cloister?

The little Abbey that could.

I would like to go back to Westminster, if simply to tour the cloister, and see where Sir Isaac Newton was buried. There is too much rich history in this town to take in nine days, while trying to consume over 10,000 calories a day in guts, chips, and beers.

2 comments:

TexasDeb said...

Great shots, Flap. Thanks for taking time to post and share your vaca. Gorgeous cool days here for the most part lately - 'bout time, too.

Looking forward to seeing/reading more.

Flapjacks said...

Many to come. The real problem was that I did a lot that Tuesday. All of these recent blogs are from the same day.

I still need to write about Wed. Thurs. Fri. and Sat.!!!

And the Cohen.

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