18.3.10

London Calling

Trip to London recently (04.02.10-07.02.10) with Niels while he was briefly visiting europe.
(Sorry this took so long to get around to Niels)



-"Way Out" - London St. Pancras International - For some reason, we were greatly entertained with some of the British terms for things, like the fact that the train terminated at this station.



-Eurostar @ London St.G Pancras International - Gotta love High Speed trains, and the great European rail network



-Green Park - Great weather made for lots of nice walking



-Green Park - big beautiful trees and wide open spaces in the heart of London



-Canadian War Memorial - Green Park



-Canadian War Memorial - Green Park - Really nice to stumble across this, kinda humbling, or that's the way I kinda felt





-Maple Leaves - Canadian War Memorial





-Inscription on the Canadian War Memorial - Green Park



-Bobby at a cross-walk - Green Park



-Royal Guard coming down Constitution Hill



-Gates at Buckingham Palace



-Me in front of Buckingham Palace



-Queen Victoria Memorial - Buckingham Palace



-Crowds at Buckingham Palace



-Crowds at Queen Victoria Memorial



-Panorama of Buckingham Palace



-Royal Guard Practising


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-Royal Guard playing Copacabana



-More royal guard, coming down The Mall



-Plant covered wall



-Horses Guards Parade



-Horses Guards Parade - Outside the Cavalry Museum (which was not worth the entry fare)



-The Sherlocke Holmes



-Golden Jubilee Bridge towards the London Eye



-Houses of Parliament from the London Eye



-The framework of the London Eye - Golden Jubilee Bridge in the background



-Looking down the Thames to Waterloo Bridge (foreground) from the Eye



-Niels and me on the Thames across from the houses of parliament



-Nice Ride - (for some reason or another, I've developed some sort of obsession it seems)



-Westminster Abbey



-All of London in one glorious shot - Big Ben, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, double decker buses and black cabs



-some heavily secured/guarded fence



-Rotten Row - Hyde Park (where the people with $$$ come to ride in the city)



-The Serpentine - Hyde Park (supposedly London is the greenest city in Europe, due to all of its parks)



-And I was actually trying to use the phone, it wasn't just a gratuitous shot, since for some reason my phone wouldn't let me make outgoing calls



-St. Paul's Cathedral - Can you find Waldo? (~Niels~)



-There he is - damn, that is one really big cathedral



-The Tate Modern, Millenium Bridge - view from St. Paul's Stone Gallery



-Climbing the Dome - St. Paul's



-Those'd be some mighty tight stairways and doors - I guess they're not made to accommodate the Dutch, eh Niels?



-St. Paul's on the Thames side



-small car BIG CITY - I admit, this is kinda how I wish we got to tour around the city - classic Mini's



-Big City - the details (for anyone making a trip to London in the near future)



-Millennium Bridge - looking back across towards St. Paul's



-The Globe Theatre - home of the Bard



-London Bridge (or at least I think it is) - but it wasn't falling down while we were there


-Southwark Crown Ct



-Tower Bridge



-HMS Belfast



-Me at Tower Bridge



-Trafalgar Square



-Tim Hortons - In London?



-Lamborghini Gallardo - I <3 Soho



-Of course the Lamborghini has to be white - oh, there goes another Bentley



-the matching M6 and M5 respectively



-Pack of London cab's at the ready



-Behind that train, the filming location for platform 9 & 3/4 at Kings Cross Station- for the Harry Potter fans



-Niels packed and ready to head off to Hogwarts - see you on the other side



-London St Pancras International



-Antwerp Central Station - Trains on 3 floors, one above the next.