I find myself playing the tourist again – this time we headed to the UK. The first leg of our trip is London, England. When I booked this trip we were looking forward to a vacay in cooler climates than Italy or Central America as in past years. Who knew we would visit in the middle of a record breaking heat wave! It’s been beautiful blue skies for our touring – much better than the expected showery weather.
We basically hit the ground running when we arrived. After a five hour power nap we took a little stroll to figure out the lay of the land.
Of course we found ourselves in front of the most famous address in the city …. Buckingham palace.
With the city before us, we decided to take a bus tour the next day for a different viewpoint, and an overview of what London is all about. What we saw was a lot of traffic! But I did manage to get some interesting photos.
The Tower Bridge, the London Eye over the skyline, Big Ben shrouded in scaffolding, the Marble Arch relocated from Buckinham palace by Queen Victoria and intersting artwork just about everywhere.
In the next few days we visited many more landmarks – Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, several gardens and the place where time begins. (Greenwich). Our trip has just begun – stay tuned for more photos and commentary as time and Wi-Fi permit!