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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We ended the day with Covent garden and the Royal Ballet. Thinking about it still makes me smile.
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?
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.
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!
By Mollie Johanson at Monday, November 14, 2011