|My Month in Norway
London Trip - Days 16-19
Thursday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1
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|I had a wonderful time visiting Scott and Dina in Guilford, and seeing London for the first time. Dina went with me on Friday to sight-see in London. We did a boat trip on the Thames and one of the famous red double-decker bus tours. We saw everything in one day!|
|This is the living room at Scott & Dina's - very pleasant||I spent a lot of time out
here. The flowers were beautiful and the weather was perfect!
|The Phillips office in Woking
||A hotel viewed from the Thames.|
|Big Ben (inside the tower)
|The houses of Parliament
||The London Eye and the Aquarium
|A reconstruction of
Shakespeare's Globe Theater
|The Tower of London
||The Tower Bridge
|Close-up of part of the Tower
||Used to be a fish market, now
|The Queen's Obelisk "relocated"' from
|Who knew London had so many leaning structures?? (OK, so I won't win
the Year' with these shots!)
||At the British Museum
|A typical London street
|Shots of Dina & myself on the tour bus|
Saturday, June 30
|Scott, Dina, and I had a wonderful breakfast of strawberry crepes and then we headed out to spend the day at Kew Gardens. It was very nice!|
|Nice shot of the happy couple in
front of the Pagoda
|A strange coconut-like thing
which had a cluster of small bananas on top. Very different!
|Me under a giant cedar tree
||Me at the same tree with a
strange man creeping up behind me!
(And I do mean strange!!)
|Yes, we're still at the same
tree. This time Dina is under it.
|The largest lily pads you can
imagine. Scott is across the way reading all about them.
|More views of Kew Gardens
|This was the Criterion Theatre,
where I went to see a play on Saturday night. I saw "The
Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)" by the Reduced Shakespeare
Company. The play was very funny and I also purchased a very
tasteful t-shirt - it has a picture of Shakespeare and the caption,
"I Love My Willy".
I then toured several pubs near the Leister Square / Picadilly Circus area, and even wandered into a dance club for awhile to see what the night life is like in London.
I wandered around too long, however, as I missed the last train back to
Guilford. I had to spend 45 minutes waiting on a train to Woking,
where I then managed to share a cab back to Guilford with some nice
people. I finally made
it back at about 2:30 am - quite exhausted!
|Sunday we sat on the patio and enjoyed the sun, then went to a nearby pub for a very nice lunch. Then I headed back to Norway.|