We visited our friends in Medmenham, Marlow – which is west of London outside of the ring road – here David and I (right) pose with our friends in front of their house.
Our friends really enjoyed their NATO assignment in England and their home in Medmenham, Marlow – and we had a nice visit with them and we all went sightseeing together in London and again in Windsor to see Windsor Castle – David and I are on the right in this photo.
One of our stops in London was to visit Herrods, and in this cropped photo from across the street, you can see that the famous store was undergoing renovations at the time.
Picadilly Circus is a world famous location in London’s West End with a statue of a winged archer called, “Eros” or, “The Angel of Christian Charity.”
These two motorcycle policemen in London were nice enough to let David sit on one of their Police motorcycles for this picture – and I think they enjoyed it as much as David did.
David stands in front of the Cromwell Road entrance to the Natural History Museum in London, and seems to be saying, “Not another building…” – but once inside he loved the dinosaur exhibits and displays which I’ll post a little later on.
David attempts to balance on my shoulders as we pose in front of Horse Guards and Horse Guards Parade in London, the home of the Household Cavalry.
David stands guard with his yellow balloon beside a member of the Household Calvary who looks to be a Trooper from the Blues and Royals.
David stands guard at a gate with a Trooper of the Blues and Royals – my camera wasn’t giving me clear pictures in focus on this trip, and perhaps the film speed wasn’t right for the lighting conditions.
I took this picture on a London street because it was obvious that something important was going on, and security personnel were on duty, standing beside the limos.
This is a view of St. Margaret’s Church in the foreground, with the North entrance of Westminster Abbey behind it in London, England.
A view of the West entrance of Westminster Abbey – which is formally named, “The Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster.”
This is the, “Westminster School Memorial” located outside the West entrance of Westminster Abbey, commemorating former pupils of the Westminster School who died in the Crimean War.
The West entrance of Westminster Abbey was completed in 1745 in the Gothic Revival style, and Westminster Abbey has been the site of weddings, coronations and burials for the Royal Family through the centuries.
The North entrance to Westminster Abbey was completed in the 19th Century and is a beautiful combination of arched entrances, flying buttresses and a great Rose Stained Glass Window – and the North entrance also serves as the visitor entrance for tourists.
This is Westminster Hall which dates to the year 1097, and is part of the Palace of Westminster or Westminster Palace on the River Thames in London, which is also known as the Houses of Parliament where the UK Parliament meets.
In this picture Westminster Palace connects to the base of the Clock Tower on the left, which is more often referred to as, “Big Ben” – and was too tall for this photo angle.
Here is the complete Westminster Palace Clock Tower or, “Big Ben” – one of the most historic tourist sites in London.
The sun was beginning to set at 8:50 p.m. at the end of our day in London, producing a muted twilight effect and a softened image of the Clock Tower or, “Big Ben.”
Westminster Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Archbishop of Westminster of the Roman Catholic Church; and was designed in the Early Christian Byzantine style.
It is 9:25 p.m. on the Clock Tower in front of Victoria Station in London, and as the sun was setting it was time for us to take the train back to Medmenham, Marlow with our friends.