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visiting london

Visiting London

It's now been about a month since I returned from my trip to England to see Katie Green, but I finally have finished the bulk of my photo editing! Yay! Today I want to share with you some of the pictures that I took on the London half of my trip. You don't mind looking at loads of photos, do you?

Windsor

Upon arriving back in London after being in the Bristol area for a few days, we visited Eton and Windsor Castle. No tours or anything, just walking around. And it was beautiful! I was really taken by the old castle...especially the gargoyles.

Eton
Katie's Grandparents

That same day, we also visited with Katie's grandparents. They are so delightful, and I'm so happy to have met them. I did consider sneaking them home with me...but thought that Katie might want them around.

London Breakfast
Tower Bridge

The next day, Katie, her parents, and I went into London and had breakfast along the Thames. Like, right near Tower Bridge, which we walked over a few times. Then Katie and I set off to make a grand walking tour of the city.

Globe Theater
St. Paul's Cathedral
Big Ben
Buckingham Palace

St. Paul's Cathedral was a. maz. ing. As were the squirrels in St. James' Park. And yes, I did just place squirrels and a cathedral on a similar plane.

British Museum

As a lover of ancient Egyptian studies, I've wanted to visit the British Museum for ages, so the following day we did. And seeing the Rosetta Stone was a big deal. The whole place was somewhat overwhelming, and overall, wonderful.

British Museum
British Museum
Covent Garden

We ended the day with Covent garden and the Royal Ballet. Thinking about it still makes me smile.

The V & A

On my last day, we started at the Victoria & Albert museum. I could spend days there! The best part of what we saw was the special exhibit, The Power of Making. If you are in the London area, I highly recommend it. Is it silly that I was enormously happy to see the carved alphabet pencils by Dalton Ghetti in person?

Things British
The Cloth House

This was a day for visiting plenty of shops too, like Harrod's (would you even call that a shop?), Liberty (true love), and more. We discovered Things British, where I saw some items by Claire, a past sponsor of mine...so fun! And we walked through The Cloth House, which I really want to return to.

Mollie & Katie at Tower Bridge

But who am I kidding? I really want to go back and do it all again...see more sights...soak up some more tea...and especially spend more time with Katie and her lovely friends and family.

Thank you for indulging my need to show off photos! (There are more in my set on Flickr) Ooh...and on Wednesday I'll be sharing some fun things that came about from some inspiration I got while I London!

14 comments:

  1. Really nice photos. I've been to London once but for a very short visit. Your pictures remind me that a want to go back!

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  2. It looks like you had a wonderfull time. Looking at your pictures makes me want to visit London again as well......I had better start saving up some money

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  3. Your photos are beautiful!
    And thanks for the link back, I can see my little pink owl in the window :)

    x

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  4. Wow amazing photos! St Pauls and Covent Garden are two of my fave places in London :) Glad you had a good time! xxx

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  5. What fun!! i love all these photos!! I have always wanted to go to London!! I hope to visit one day!

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  6. I like your photos. I sometimes feel like jilting this city for all that I think is bad about it, so it's good to see London through a visitor's eye and become a bit more enchanted with it again.

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  7. Thank you all for your kind words about my photos. The city (and the amazing skies) made it easy to take pretty pictures!

    Claire, I'm telling you, I was so giddy to find your work there. I was all, "I know her!"

    Annika, I feel the same way about Chicago sometimes. What I loved overall about London (and really all of England) was the history of it. It is so amazing to think that for hundreds of years people have seen the same buildings and experienced things as I did.

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  8. Great photos! As someone who lives in London, it's funny to look London through a visitors eyes. :) I love the cloth house!

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  9. I LOVED London ... I'd go back any time ...
    Here are some of my photos: http://thosecrazyschuberts.com/travel/england-april-2009

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  10. I am so jealous! It looks so beautiful there. Your pictures stunning and so, so crisp! Love them! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  11. I've always wanted to go to London! Lucky-ducky! :)

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  12. Gorgeous! Looks like you had an awesome time!!

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  13. I absolutely love London! There is something magical in this city.
    Your photos are great :)

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  14. wow you packed so much in - you must have been exhausted! My office is right next to tower bridge, in fact I can see it in one of your photos. It's such great view and a great place to work. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip.

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