I apologize in advance to my followers who receive an email every time I post. There isn’t very many of you and the majority are close family and friends… so perhaps you don’t mind not getting an update from me for 4 months and then all the sudden start getting them daily! My excuse is that this is the first chance that I have had the time to post pictures from this year and going forward I will likely only be posting baby pictures… so I might as well get all of our 2014 adventures uploaded and documented!
I say documented, because my blog is more like a personal photo journal that I get to share with a few people. It’s nice to have it, so that Ryan and I can look back on memories, like we used to in the old days (you know, back when you printed photo’s and put them in a book).
Ok, so on with my post of London…
The next day of my lone exploring consisted of taking a ferry ride down Thames River and hearing about all the architecture you can see on either side, as well as the awesome bridges you get to pass under.
The royal festival hall: The Waterloo Bridge:The London Eye (shown below) looks as if it is not moving. However, when we got closer to it – you could tell it was moving very slowly. People can ride in the little glass bubbles to get a view of the city as it turns.
St Peter’s Cathedral:The red columns you see here are what is left from the old railway, but it was too expensive to remove them so they have been left here.Starting to come up on the famous London Bridge…
Why is it so exciting to see British soldiers in person! I don’t know, but it is! Maybe its the fancy outfits or the way they walk to straight and in sync.
The tour guide says they were going to get the new code which changes twice a day. They are actually called the ‘Grenadier Guards’. The sentry, which is part of the military guards stationed here to provide protection to the crown jewels.
This 6 pounder bronze gun & carriage was cast by Maritz in the Netherlands in 1813, which was under the French control, for Napolean I whose crowned cipher is on the barrel. This fun is called ‘L’Etonennant’ which is ‘the thunderer’.
And that concludes my adventure down the Thames River and the tour of Buckingham Palace.
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