Monthly Archives: October 2013

London 2013: Walking around Westminster

On Wednesday morning, September 25th, we took our first walk in Central London. After checking out Big Ben (click here if you missed that previous posting) and crossing Westminster Bridge for the terrific views we re-crossed the bridge and walked … Continue reading

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London 2013: Ian McEwan’s Neighborhood

In our travel preparations I always like to read books about the places we will soon see for ourselves.  Before visiting Milan and Stresa in 2009, for example, I re-read Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. And  before setting foot on … Continue reading

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London 2013: The Other Big Ben

We were nearing the end of our West End Walk on Sunday afternoon (September 29th) when we got to Regent Street and saw all of the NFL banners and crowds — leftovers from the show put on by the NFL … Continue reading

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London 2013: The Tower of Big Ben

We took the Jubilee line to Westminster Station one morning and arrived at the foot of Westminster Bridge just in time to hear Big Ben strike ten times. A little later that morning we hopped on a Big Bus for … Continue reading

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London 2013: Taking the Tube

There are signs for the London Underground all over the city but no one ever calls it that. It’s known simply as the Tube and it’s the world’s oldest and largest subway system with more than a billion passengers a … Continue reading

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London 2013: Ten Days in Stratford City

Here are some photos I took of the Stratford City area during our recent ten-day visit to London:    

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London 2013: The View from our Hotel

We returned from our ten-day trip to London last night (October 4, 2013) and I just downloaded 1100 pictures to my computer. Here’s the first picture I processed in Lightroom: the view from the 12th floor of our hotel. We … Continue reading

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