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Ludlow Castle + Shakespeare Festival

To celebrate Siena’s birthday, our friends Mac and Ros gave us the experience of going to see a Shakespeare Play. As You Like It. When Ros asked us few months before if that would be something we wanted to do … Continue reading

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Ludlow, Shropshire

The day after we arrived in Wem (in Shropshire), at our friends’ home, we headed south to the beautiful town of Ludlow. We had a friend of Mac and Ros join us.  She traveled a couple of hours from her … Continue reading

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The Tower Bridge, London.

From the water.  On a sunny day.  On a cloudy afternoon or evening light.  We saw this beautiful bridge in all ways imaginable. I guess, except from the air! It was fun to go under the bridge.  It was in … Continue reading

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one last time around London

On our last day we took a different route in the sightseeing tour bus, and I’m glad we did.  There was traffic, and we got to our destination the long way, but we got to see new places. Worth the … Continue reading

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London’s architecture

I wonder if I’d like to be an architect some day.  I’ve always liked buildings but I don’t understand how they can be built.  It always amazes me. In our trip we saw and talked a lot about architecture and how … Continue reading

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The armours at the Tower of London

In the White Tower, a building from about 1075, is where museum of the armours is, and shows the armours that have been used during the years.  It is still the one that dominates the castle, but back then, it probably … Continue reading

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The Tower of London

After driven by in the bus few times in our days in London, we decided to see the Tower of London on our last day in the city. It was a place we wanted to make sure we visited, so … Continue reading

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London from the Thames

The River Thames goes through the city of London, and though in a different way and in a different scale, it reminded of Portland and its Willamette River.   The Thames river goes through this beautiful city, and it’s the longest river … Continue reading

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Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is in Greenwich and it has been for many years.  But it was damaged by a fire in 2007 and it was just finished its remodel.  And oh my… what a beautiful museum it is.  It has beautiful … Continue reading

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Greenwich, England : The Royal Observatory

The Royal Observatory is where the Prime Meridian is. The Camera Obscura: This camera obscura is housed where the astronomer Royal John Flamsteed had a camera obscura to observe the sun.  This was an early time, using a telescope and … Continue reading

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