london . december . 2O12

(the red text will take you places)
 tower bridge and the river thames

 big ben

 victoria station . our hub

1764 . age 8

 vita sackville-west . consort of virginia woolf

 river thames

 the london eye . 443 ft (135 m) tall

 palace of westminster . house of parliament 

 westminster abbey . coronation church since 1O66

sloane street

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

knights templar

echos of war . c 1941 ad

twinings tea shop . open since 1706

fleet street

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...

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

built in the late 2nd or early 3rd century

royal barge gloriana . used in the diamond jubilee celebration 

love it.

sushi, jetsons style

portabello road

kensington palace

hyde park

museum street

buddha . c 5th century ad

the royal game of ur . c 26OO-24OO bc

pompeii doppelganger

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

saw a banksy

i love london

so sad to be going...

...but so grateful to have been there!