Last weekend I visited London for a short getaway. I met fellow blogger Indonesia in my pocket who is a Londoner. She works and lives there. She was an excellent host. Thank you so much for your time.
London with its rich history houses historical sites and interesting places. The Romans were far from home when they set this establishment north of the river Thames in 43. A history nerd I am, walking in the city centre felt as if I was in an open air museum.Temple is a tube stop nearby the Temple Church, built as headquarter for the Knight Templars before they went off to the Crusades. I remembered Richard the Lionheart. Strolling around in Westminster I wondered how the city was during the execution of Guy Fawkes, remember remember the 5th of November. Then I saw the Tower of London where Anne Boleyn was beheaded.
Taking the tube in Victoria station I tried to imagine how Londoners hid themselves in the Underground (Tube) stations during The Blitz by the Germans in 1941 – 1942. The Tube stations were safe haven when the Luftwaffe bombarded the city from the air. And I walked past Churchill War Rooms in front of St James’ Park.
Alas, I had too many spots to see but not so much time. Here is what I captured on camera of London.
Big Ben stands so proud. The details of this giant tower and the adjacent House of Parliament aka Palace of Westminster are stunning. On the corner on the right, there is Westminster Abbey which I didn’t capture unfortunately.
I couldn’t stand not to take picture of this iconic red phone booth. I hoop the municipality of London can keep this.
The following pics were taken with my iPhone.
St James’s Park with The London Eye at the background.
The London Eye under the threatening dark sky.
The gorgeous victorian style St Pancras train station. This station is the terminus for Eurostar train connecting England with Europe mainland (route London – Paris).
The Meeting Place; 9 metre tall bronze statue designed by Paul Day is located on the upper – level in St. Pancras station.
Crossing St. Pancras station there is another station, Kings Cross. This is a must visit station for Harry Potter fans due to this Harry Potter shop.
Me posing in the Tate Britain. This is one of the reasons I visited London, museums. Next post is about the Tates. Stay tuned!