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January 18th 2008
Published: February 27th 2008
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Some more London Photos--
London was wonderful, so I want to show you more of the pictures.

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Buses and phone boothsBuses and phone booths
Buses and phone booths

Yes, all the buses were red, double deckers, and they drove on the left. Eerie. Reminded me of Hong Kong, but there all the taxicabs were red. Notice the red phone booth in this shot. Yes, most were red, maybe all of the booths.
National GalleryNational Gallery
National Gallery

The National Gallery is beautiful on the outside and on the inside. We took a short tour and the history of the rooms was described, as well as the paintings and statues.

"Maman" a famous spider in front of Tate Modern. Does this remind you of your mother? Now read the explanations.
explanation of spiderexplanation of spider
explanation of spider

Here's the description of the spider
easier to readeasier to read
easier to read

Here's a description of the spider, and of maman.
Half price ticket lineHalf price ticket line
Half price ticket line

If you go to the TKTS booth you can get half price tickets for plays, etc. for the same day.
Leicester SqLeicester Sq
Leicester Sq

the theatre district and address for the TKTS booth.
London BridgeLondon Bridge
London Bridge

We could look down the Thames at this famous London Bridge. Do you want to buy it? (An old con game.)
the pedestrian bridgethe pedestrian bridge
the pedestrian bridge

We could walk from St. Paul's cathedral to Tate Modern on this bridge.
Salvation Army HeadquartersSalvation Army Headquarters
Salvation Army Headquarters

This building took me by surprise, even though I knew the Salvation Army was international.
Shakespeare TheaterShakespeare Theater
Shakespeare Theater

We could see this Shakespeare Theatre from the pedestrian bridge.
St FrancisSt Francis
St Francis

This statue of St. Francis was the only one I saw in gold.
me on bridgeme on bridge
me on bridge

I had to prove I was there and that these weren't post card photos!
Tate Modern MuseumTate Modern Museum
Tate Modern Museum

Yes, it's an old factory converted to an amazing museum. I loved it.
theatre sectiontheatre section
theatre section

Here's an example of the streets in the theatre district.
theatre set for Renttheatre set for Rent
theatre set for Rent

I got this shot just before the usher said, "No photos." It was the musical "Rent", but the British version. It was fantastic.
the three travelersthe three travelers
the three travelers

Here we are, Dai, Linell, and Susie. We got along great and had a wonderful time together. We laughed a lot, ate well, even slept well in the same room!

The brown building in the background is Harrods, the famous department store. They were having their January sale. I bought coffee, cheese and marmelade. It's really a very expensive store.
sign for "Rent"sign for "Rent"
sign for "Rent"

Here is the theatre street and the neon sign for Rent and others.
windows in neighborhood churchwindows in neighborhood church
windows in neighborhood church

On Sunday I went around the block from our hotel, Royal Court Apartments, to the Anglican church. It's a small congregation, high church, lots of incense, much formality, beautiful acoustics for the choir. Overall a beautiful and friendly church. Their ad was at the underground station that we used, Lancaster Gate.
train station for Eurostartrain station for Eurostar
train station for Eurostar

The Eurostar train is high speet, 2 hours to Paris from London. It goes under the English Channel, in the chunnel. It's very modern and comfortable.
the Eurostar trainthe Eurostar train
the Eurostar train

Here's a shot of the Eurostar train. Dai took this one and the station shot.
inside the Eurostarinside the Eurostar
inside the Eurostar

See how modern and comfortable these new Eurostar trains are.

27th February 2008

London pictures
We LOVED every one of your London pictures. We were there, but it was in the late 60's, so it was good to visit there via your wonderful pictures.
29th February 2008

Photos bring back memories of various trips including one with you!

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