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... I crossed Millenium Bridge again and walked up to the Swiss Re Building (“the Gherkin”). It was actually really interesting close up, because of the way reflections played in the windows.
Coming home, I basically retraced my steps, making for a 9-mile walk today. I arrived around 6:15pm, just as the light was fading. We had a very tasty dinner (including a special chocolate cake), then I went upstairs to bathe and rest my aching ...
Felt like that today. And The Hermitage is yet to come ...
Visited the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and British Library. And just back from Vivaldi recital at St Martins in the Fields .. I need some football time!
With so much in one day it's hard to pick a highlight. Some commentary on the attached pix, but only the Tate allowed cameras.
The National Gallery is immense, full of Yee Oldee paintings, but ...
... of nationalism, and the one I see the most is ye old British pride.
It all started with a Lord (how many people can say that?). The class went on a little field trip to the church that John Wesley started in England and the current pastor, Leslie Griffiths, also serves Great Britain as a member of Parliament in the House of Lords. First off, when we were told we were going to meet him, immediately my mind painted some stuffy old man with a ...
... Tesco Express and had a meal, much closer to my budget. The next stop was due to the book London. Now only a suburb, Aldwych, or translated as 'Old Port', was the scene of one of the chapters, and a place I had to at least see, as was half a dozen others sites that I went to. There I found the Australian High Commission, and for some reason they were trying to promote Victoria, probably because it needs all the advertisement it can get, I mean, everyone there seems to be leaving it. ...
Best View: sitting in the outside bath in Balmeggberg, Switzerland. From Couch surf home of Thomas and Gigi, The Alps, Ruette, Austria.
Things I love photographing the most: Sunsets
Things Michael loves photographing the most: Local People
Best freak weather experienced: The crazy thunderstorm in Villa Tunari, Bolivia & in the Chiang Rai Jungle, Thailand. Both with beer in hand. Amazing!