Travel Blogs from London
Friday I took the train and walked across the Millennium Footbridge to the Tate Modern museum, another free museum in town that has several Picasso's and Matisse paintings. It also has lots of weird "modern" or “interpretive” art. The strangest was a room, which was pitch black with a big screen playing scary pictures (like the Blair Witch Project) and scary sounds. Maybe too modern for me. From the museum, you have an excellent view of St. ...
... bus stop and traveled to the Split Airport. Dennis and Mark arranged a rental van and took turns driving to Plitvice Lakes National Park. We stopped parking lot #1 and got a little information about how to view the lakes. We decided to check in at House Tina and then return to the park and walk around the High Falls and the Lower Lakes. The park is a series of natural lakes that are stair stepped. The water flows between on lake and another through waterfalls and cascades. Each ...
... by the London Aquarium and the London Eye before crossing back again on the Waterloo bridge. We saw the home of Charles Dickens as well as the London School of Politics and Economics where Michael Jagger attended before he changed his mind about politics, changed his name to Mick, and became the lead singer of the Rolling Stones. Cathedral was our first stop. We got a few pics in the rain then hurried inside so we wouldn't get soaked.
... into the city of Westminster. It's so weird as it's literally half way down a street! Along the way we saw the original shop for Twinings tea which opened in 1706. The firm's logo is the world's oldest in use.
5. We saw Fleet Street which used to house all the major newspapers. It's not really full of that hustle and bustle anymore as they moved to canary wharf.
6. We saw the monument to the great Fire of London which was a major fire in ...
... been more appealing. One things for certain we won't be missing the weather - the rain will be so much better in a new destination, more tolerable, "different".
Never been out of our comfort zone
It's fair to say we've both lived reasonably cushy lives, both of us have got a reasonable education and been fortunate to late relatively reasonable jobs. We've never really wanted for anything - except for winning ...
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