The classic red phone box.
Covent Garden, London, is known for many things. Mostly for it’s outdoor market atmosphere and trendy shops. It’s also known as the area where Mary Poppins sold flowers. Pretty cool place really. We bought a trivet from one of the vendors.
In front of Buckingham Palace is the Victoria Memorial.
We strolled away from Trafalgar Square past Downing Street and the Prime Minister’s residence, behind gates of course, and Whitehall, where many of the working government buildings are, to where the Queen’s Royal Horse Guard is. They are horsemen. This guy, and others, were posted outside to guard it. I don’t know how long their shifts are, but this is what they do. Apparently it’s a huge honor and only the best of the best get these positions. This guy could probably kill us in one move with ninja style quickness if he wanted. They are all that good. All I have to say is… nice hat.
Day two in London found us in Trafalgar Square with Mary and Martin looking at his church, St. Martin in the Fields church. Doesn’t the back of Martin’s head look holy in this shot? I think it’s because he’s in front of his church.
Thus ended our first day of sight seeing in London. We headed into the London Underground, jumped on the tube, and headed to our hotel. Mind the gap.
What can I say? Westminster Abbey is an impressive, massive, and gorgeous piece of architecture. Amazing.
Ben is pretty big, if you ask me. It’s attached to the Palace of Westminster, also known as the houses of parliament. Lots going on right now here about all the members of parliament and their expense reports. Europeans don’t take this stuff lightly, and neither does their press. Pretty wild. Totally beautiful and impressive building. Across the Thames and down just a bit from the London Eye.
You can’t miss this as you walk along the river. It’s massive, a tad strange, and kind of awesome. There is nothing quite like the London Eye.