POSTCARDS FROM LONDON
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
Westminster Bridge: Every morning we started off the day with this view and every morning it was just as astonishing. We really lucked out on the weather too; rare sunny skies for us!
The View from the Shard: The Shard, designed by Renzo Piano, is currently the tallest building in Western Europe.
St. Paul’s Cathedral from The Shard: As one of London’s most iconic buildings, notable events at St. Paul’s Cathedral include Winston Churchill’s funeral and Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s wedding.
Shakespeare’s Globe: “As merry as the day is long” -Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
Borough Market: If I liked olives, this would be awesome.
Borough Market: We need more markets in Florida!
Natural History Museum: Don’t be discouraged by the long line to get into this museum. It’s worth it, especially if you are a dinosaur lover.
The magnificent vaulted ceiling in the Central Hall @ The Natural History Museum.
I love a good sunset and feel truly lucky to have opportunities to see sunsets all over the world.
The National Gallery is the 4th most visited art museum and 7th most visited museum in the world.
The National Gallery was founded in 1824 with just 38 paintings. Currently, the collection includes over 2,300 works of art.
Water-Lilies by Monet @ The National Gallery: There are approximately 250 paintings in Monet’s Water Lilies series!
Changing of the Guards: These tall caps are called Bearskins and are typically made from the fur of the Canadian black bear.
Platform 9¾: Fulfilling our life-long dream of going to Hogwarts.
Kensington Palace: In addition to the map of the property, there is also a scratch and sniff map so that you can also smell your way through the palace.
The King’s Staircase @ Kensington Palace: The painting is a recreation of George I’s court. Actors in period costumes told stories and mingled with visitors.
Princess Diana wallpaper @ Kensington Palace.
Hanging out @ The Admiralty.
London Eye (and our hotel!) at night.
Big Ben on our nightly walk back to the hotel.
Hanging out with Paddington. Over 50 of these guys were individually-designed, placed around the streets of London, and eventually auctioned off to raise money for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.