POSTCARDS FROM LONDON

London Greeting Card 2“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
london postcards 1Westminster 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!london postcards 3The View from the Shard: The Shard, designed by Renzo Piano, is currently the tallest building in Western Europe.london postcards 2St. 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.

london postcards 4Shakespeare’s Globe: “As merry as the day is long” -Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing london postcards 5Borough Market: If I liked olives, this would be awesome. london postcards 6Borough Market: We need more markets in Florida!london postcards 7Natural 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.  london postcards 8The magnificent vaulted ceiling in the Central Hall @ The Natural History Museum.london postcards 9I love a good sunset and feel truly lucky to have opportunities to see sunsets all over the world.
london postcards 10The National Gallery is the 4th most visited art museum and 7th most visited museum in the world. 
london postcards 11The National Gallery was founded in 1824 with just 38 paintings. Currently, the collection includes over 2,300 works of art.london postcards 12Water-Lilies by Monet @ The National Gallery: There are approximately 250 paintings in Monet’s Water Lilies series! london postcards 13Changing of the Guards: These tall caps are called Bearskins and are typically made from the fur of the Canadian black bear.

london hpPlatform 9¾: Fulfilling our life-long dream of going to Hogwarts.
london postcards 14Kensington 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. london postcards 15The King’s Staircase @ Kensington PalaceThe painting is a recreation of George I’s court. Actors in period costumes told stories and mingled with visitors. london postcards 16Princess Diana wallpaper @ Kensington Palace.london postcards 18Hanging out @ The Admiraltylondon postcards 17The Fuller’s line-up @ The Admiralty.london postcards 19London Eye (and our hotel!) at night. london postcards 20Big Ben on our nightly walk back to the hotel.paddington 2Hanging 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.

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