(the red text will take you places)
tower bridge and the river thames
victoria station . our hub
the home where mozart composed his first symphony
1764 . age 8
vita sackville-west . consort of virginia woolf
the london eye . 443 ft (135 m) tall
palace of westminster . house of parliament
westminster abbey . coronation church since 1O66
a cathedral to st paul has stood on this site for more than 1OOO years
ruins of christ church greyfriars . 13th century ad
destroyed on 29 december 194O
st bartholomew's . c 1123 ad
1576 . 1589
temple church . late 12th century ad
echos of war . c 1941 ad
twinings tea shop . open since 1706
ye olde cheshire cheese . in operation since 1538 . rebuilt 1667
...a tale of two cities...
the countryside, from the train to rye
rye . east sussex
oak corner . rebuilt 149O
the bone yard
the castle . ypres tower . c 1292 ad
the english channel
our train home...
to the tower of london!
william rame . prisoner . tower of london . 1559
"better it is to be in the house of mourning than in the house of banqueting. the heart of the wise is in the mourning house. it is much better to have some chastening than to have overmuch liberty. there is a time for all things, a time to be born and a time to die, and the day of death is better than the day of birth. there is an end of all things and the end of a thing is better than the beginning. be wise and patient in trouble for wisdom defendeth as well as money. use well the time of prosperity and remember the time of misfortune."
unfinished . 1573
part of the roman wall of londinium
built in the late 2nd or early 3rd century
17th century carved & painted horses
royal barge gloriana . used in the diamond jubilee celebration
sushi, jetsons style
buddha . c 5th century ad
the royal game of ur . c 26OO-24OO bc
mummy of a young bull . c 3O bc
sutton hoo helmet . 7th century ad
rosetta stone . the key . c 2O5-18O bc
biography of ptahshepses . c 24OO bc
horsemen from the west frieze of the parthenon . c 438-432 bc
head of the horse of selene, goddess of the moon
parthenon . acropolis . athens . c 438-432 bc
section from el anatsui's creation made of
saw a banksy!
i love london
so sad to be going...
...but so grateful to have been there!