Sunday, May 24, 2009

More London

A few more jam-packed days, complicated by difficult internet connections, results in this mostly pictoral view of this amazing city...




We awaken to an admittedly hideous view from our window...



...but it does mean that we are spared the noise from Oxford Street and the nearby pubs.










Heading out, we hit the Underground, and...







travelling through many a tube tunnel...









...on and off a few trains....













leads us to find a few secrets of the city.






We got to visit the ravens at the Tower (not as big as the ones we have at home, but lovely all the same),











as well as the lads who guard the ravens (and other denizens of the Tower of London).








Today, we peered through the window of this cheese shop in Marylebone...




en route to a Farmer's Market with the most astonishing variety of meat being sold (unrefrigerated!) from the stalls...










And on to the breath-taking Great Hall of the British Museum.











It was a brief visit, due to an injured traveller, but we had a moment to enjoy the sight of at least one individual on the premises who didn't have sore feet.













And a final ride back to the hotel on the tube, accompanied by someone who seemed to have lost his Death Star...














More soon -- tomorrow it's out of the City to seek out the secrets Salisbury and the wyrdness of Wiltshire.

~kc

2 comments:

historyweaver said...

KC, enjoying your pictures and comments on London. That view is hideous. It reminds of the view from room from my hotel in Vichy, Frances when I was a student years ago. It was about as ugly with the added attraction of a movie house below that played its films too loud. That scene with the guy being tortured... A week's run can really destroy a love of movies.

kc dyer said...

Yes -- the view was terrible, but you know, it was very quiet. No street noise, no bar noise, so in the end, it turned out to be fine. Am very grateful not to have experienced the movie noise you had to live through in France!

~kc