Holy cats I figured out how to get back in to this blog. I can finally finish blogging about my now nearly ancient trip to Europe and I can blog about Cuba in a a few months. Can you say excited?!
Apr 21, 2012
Jan 4, 2009
I went to London with Christina and spent the day along the Thames near Westminster. Given that I've blogged so much on this area of London already, I'm going to keep the commentary light and make this mostly a photographic entry. 38 posts in I hope you won't mind.
Boone and Kenzie of Scottie Tails in front of Westminster Abbey.Hey! Those people ruined my photo!That's better.Churchill overlooking the Houses of Parliament.On a completely different sidewalk near the Thames...It seems England has their own Queen Mary, and a bridge full of red Double Decker buses. We can match'em on the boat, but they're way ahead of us on the buses.
Street art is alive and well.Christina looking at me like I'd just asked her to swim the English Channel, not cross the Millennium Bridge.FYI - That white thing on the side of the building is their street sign. Trying reading it when you're five feet tall.Down to the tube...This would have been so awesome if it had turned out.
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Somehow in history class I missed the fact that the Romans were ever in England, which is why I found the idea of the Roman Baths in the town of Bath to be interesting and just a little bit odd. I mean England is England, since when is it Roman?
Anyway, the school planned a trip to Bath that I couldn't make for one reason or the other, so I decided to go on my own. Once again I caught a train from the Falmer station and was on my way.
I have no idea what this is, but I know it was part of a garden that I didn't want to pay to enter.
So I continued walking, and I came across the Bath Abbey. Did I mention it wasn't hard to find my way around? More of the Bath Abbey... It was free to enter the Abbey and photos were not prohibited. Free and camera friendly, my favorite. An American flag. What? I'm quite certain this is the first and only flag I saw during my trip. The Abbey was small but detailed. The exterior was just as intricate.No surprise, very close to Bath Abbey is the Roman Baths.
I don't even remember if I was following signs to important "tourist" locales, or if I just walked and got lucky.
I came across a popular local pub, The Pig and Fiddle... which I thought was far too cute to be a pub. Even better is the "No bare chests" sign to the left of the stairs. Seriously out of place.
I walked around the gardens, saw men lawn bowling, and decided that it was time to go back to town and catch the train. It was a nice little day trip, and I think I saw everything I wanted to see.
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