Category Archives: London

Traveling with our Irish Cousins in Europe and the US

We stayed in Edinburgh for one week during our visit to Scotland this last May. And three of those days were spent with our Irish cousins Henry and Geraldine and Henry’s niece Rosie. It was our eighth reunion with our … Continue reading

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MM 3-4: The City of London in Monochrome

Leanne Cole has suggested that “city” be the theme for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. So I decided to submit this shot from our Fall 2013 vacation in England.

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MM 2-20: A Sailing Ship’s Rigging in Monochrome

In the Fall of 2013 we traveled to London and spent a day visiting the UNESCO Heritage Site called Maritime Greenwich which includes the Royal Observatory, the Royal Navy College, the National Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark, one of … Continue reading

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London 2013: The Monks of Glastonbury Abbey

The history of Glastonbury goes back at least 1700 years. A Christian religious center was established in Glastonbury by the 5th century, probably building over older pagan structures. What is now Somerset County became part of the Saxon kingdom of … Continue reading

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London 2013: Glastonbury Abbey’s St Patrick’s Chapel

It took a mere five minutes to travel from Chalice Well to the entrance to Glastonbury Abbey on Magdalene Street near its intersection with High Street. David our tour guide got us through the admission process and then told us … Continue reading

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London 2013: Chalice Well

French troubadours in the 12th century sang about how a chalice containing the blood of Christ was brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea. Soon many versions of the Holy Grail story spread across Europe. According to one version a … Continue reading

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London 2013: From Stonehenge to the Isle of Avalon

It took an hour an a half to get to Stonehenge from London and after our 45 minute stay there we drove for another hour and a half to our next stop — Glastonbury Tor,  a high hill crowned with … Continue reading

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