Sunday, December 27, 2015

Just a Spot, Thank You

After the Tate Britain we circled around to Parliament and Big Ben.  The rainy overcast sky made for the quintessential London backdrop.  The building itself had quite a lot of detail, and was much larger than I was expecting.

And Big Ben just kind of peaks up on the end.  We were back in the area later that night so we got to see it then too!

And Westminster Abbey was right next door!  We didn't go inside but the flying buttresses and front facade were quite beautiful to look at.  

Next on the list was Buckingham Palace.  We walked up and for some reason I had a completely different image of what it looked like in my mind.  It was quite interesting to see though.  We went on a non-changing of the guard day, but we did get to see two guards out front walking to the door and back to their post several times.  Getting their steps in for the day.

As we couldn't get closer than the gate, we spent a good amount of time looking at just that, the gate. It had a lot of neat detail.

And since we were in the area, we walked over to Hyde Park, passing this great arch on the way.  We were pressed for time so the Hyde Park visit was a quick in and out before hopping on the tube over to the Churchill War Rooms.

(photos by e.hunt)

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