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Welcome back go another TOL.
So, I totally forgot that today was the day I was supposed to post for TOL. It has been tough getting back to how it was before my trip.
I think I’m over my jet leg (?) but I found that I worked better in England. Like the time difference there worked to my advantage. When it’s morning there it’s night time here back at home. And me being a night owl at home worked so well over there. Having a 6 hour difference, when I was over there I was up and awake at 6am while it would have been around midnight back home. So when I returned I was up and awake at 3am which was horrible because I also had to return to work. But then if I were back in England it would have been 9am and I would have been up and roaming the streets of whichever town I was in.
But anyways, I had a great time and here are some sights I saw through the lens of my camera.
Buckingham Palace, London
Apsley House, London
The Wellington Arch, London
While I was touring the Arch I got to climb to the top and watch the Queen’s Life Guards march down the street to do their changing of the guards at the Palace. It was Amazing!
Parliament House (Big Ben) Westminster Abbey
Victoria and Albert Museum
Around London, Mayfair, and St. James street
White’s (the oldest and most exclusive gentleman’s club in London)
Burlington House and The Royal Academy, Piccadilly London
Tower of London, London
These red Poppies are all hand made ceramics and made by volunteers in the memories of 888,246 British and commonwealth lives lots during WWII. This is to remember its 100th anniversary in November. 888,246 poppies will fill the moat at the Tower of London by November since its creation in June. It’s currently at 300,000 poppies. To learn more check out their site and buy a poppy or help donate —> Tower of London Remembers
Dover Castle and the White Cliffs of Dover, Dover
The castle sits atop of the cliffs! Amazing right!
Royal Pavilion (King George the fourth’s “pleasure house”), Brighton
The exterior design was inspired by the Mughals of India, but the interior, yeah totally not what you would expect. It’s all Chinese inspired; red, gold, dragons, bamboo furniture imitations, and scrolls. Plus Chinese bobble head dolls that nods. How fascinated I was when I saw it but also how very, awkward it made me feel.
Stratfield Saye House, Stratfield Saye
This was where the Duke of Wellington lived. It’s also the location which holds and house the Funeral Car that carried the Duke’s body to St. James Church for his last seeing. This is also the land on which the Duke’s trusted war horse, Copenhagen (whom the Duke road and fought with at the infamous Battle of Waterloo), is buried when he died.
Highclere Castle (a.k.a Downton Abbey), Hampshire
Basildon Park (a.k.a Netherfield Park in Pride and Prejudice version with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen), Reading
Windsor Castle, Windsor-Berkshire
Eton College, Eton-Berkshire
An English independent boarding school for boys, entering at the age of 12 and finishing at 18.
See those footings on the wall? Well I saw them while I was walking near the school and its boarding walls. They were outside of the school wall, which indicates that some boys have been sneaking out and back in during the late night hours~ Who knows how long these have been here!
And look, it’s the boys! I was lucky enough to have been surrounded by the Eton boys when I was heading back to my hotel when they were getting out of class. It was a very masculine sight, like they were all escorting me back to my room. LOL
Frogmore House, Windsor-Berkshire
This is where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are buried. Queen Victoria’s mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, the Duchess of Kent, is also buried here. The Round Mausoleum that you see is the Duchess of Kent’s and the bridge that crosses over to the other side is Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s Mausoleum, which we couldn’t visit but I tried to get a good picture of it.