5 Sep 2008

London


Last Sunday the NSA took the new students to London for the afternoon. It was a rather gray and rainy day and I walked around all day in wet shoes and socks.

This is the parliament building on the Thames river

Big Ben with the London Eye in the background



A statue of Richard Coeur de Leon in front of the parliament building. London seems to be filled with statues.

A little dragon in an entryway of Westminster Abbey

The Sovereign's entrance of Parliament building

A random statue

Poor guys have to stand around all day in funny clothes doing nothing.

I felt even sorrier for the horses. What a boring life.

On a dull gray day, the only splashes of color were provided by the guards and the buses.

St James Park had a lot of squirrels in it. They were cute :) One girl put out her hand and the squirrel reached up and took hold of it and looked for food. They look so soft!


Buckingham palace from St James Park





This was a monument in front of Buckingham palace with a statue of Queen Victoria on one side. Underneath her was the inscription Regina Imperiatrix. I had to smile when I heard someone next to me say: "Regina? and is Imperiatrix her last name?"


Statue of Florence Nightingale
Had to include this. It's what London is so famous for!

Here was a larger than life lion (there were 4 of them actually) at the base of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square. That's the National Gallery in the background.

National Gallery

A pretty statue of a horse


I like Dali's running clocks

I still need to visit 215 Baker Street

Looking down the Thames

2 comments:

senni said...

Vautsi, Baker Streetille munki pitäis vielä joskus mennä :)

Madre said...

Great photos, Lahja! It was worth the wet socks and shoes! I'm coming, travelling buddy!