23 October 2011

More London....

Thanks Georgianna!
I got so wrapped up in my "homeland" stuff
that I forgot about London.

Here's a bit more..

Early in our trip,
while still slightly affected by jet lag,
we were picked up at our hotel
early in the morning.
We boarded a truly beautiful tour bus,
a Mercedes, no less...
drove through the streets of Marylebone,
collecting other travelers along the way.

Then, arriving at Victoria (tour station)
we boarded an equally impressive bus
that would transport us to another 
place and time....

First, the station at 6:45 am.. 

Do not ask me what this means,
I can only imagine...

Other early birds,
on their way to work...

The Tour Guide,
a lovely woman, who I imagined
was the BFF of Twiggy in the 60's.
She was smart,
a delight!

She informed us that when we saw 
brick architecture,
it would be indicative of "Victorian England",
that is to say the time during the reign of 
Queen Victoria, which lasted forever....
or so it would seem from the sheer abundance of 
her influence in this town.


Cities produce dirt....
lots of it...
hard to keep your windows clean,
much less the entire exterior of your home....

More Londoners
on their merry way to work...
This is a very, no VERY pedestrian friendly place...
But you must pay attention to which way the traffic is coming...
(they know us, and are prepared)

love them...

Blue door!
Love that....

Crisp White Paint!
love that, too...

Neighborhood Pride!
it shows...

The very top floors of 
town homes were typically 
where the live-in help 
lived....best view I'd say...

More to come....
Again thank you Georgianna
for reminding me....smiles.


  1. What a wonderful trip and such beautiful pictures. I notice you are taken with the doors of London, too. Whenever I was there, my pictures were filled with the fascinating doors.

  2. Love the old architecture, the iron gate and the FLOWERS!

  3. Oooh Ellen..more goodies! I love the flowers, the brick, the blue door…all of it.
    Looking forward to the next installment,

  4. Hi Ellen! Oh, no problem – I would never miss an opportunity to see your photos of my favorite city! :) So very glad you both had such a great visit and very well deserved.

    I've just gotten back to the States myself so just getting to see this now. Thank you so much for sharing! Wonderful images! :)

    xoxo – g


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