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 tour! (And worth the pass.)

DSC_104-smallNote to self: Must see next time.

DSC_98-small DSC_102-smallLook at these two buildings in the center of the photo.  They are up-side-down.  They have the door on the top, the windows are up-side-down too. The letters of the building’s sign on the windows are up=side-down too.  Funny couple of buildings!

DSC_106-small DSC_0118-small DSC_0121-smallRoundabouts.   Yes, I am so, so very glad we were not driving in England this time!

DSC_0133-small DSC_0138-small DSC_0142-small DSC_0146-smallOh the bricks… I love them!  We noticed, after being in Paris (more to come later), that London was more of a red, brick city.  And I fell in love with it.

DSC_0174-small DSC_0181-smallI know… crazy!  They drive on the other side!

DSC_0189-small DSC_0193-small DSC_0202-small DSC_0207-small DSC_0206-smallThe busiest street in London they said.

DSC_0225-small DSC_0236-small DSC_0249-smallI loved all the roundabouts.  The whole time we were traveling, and still today, we still can’t remember how we call them here in the US. (Anybody?)

DSC_0251-small DSC_0252-small DSC_0265-small DSC_0275-smallThe dragon on top at the Temple Bar.

DSC_0278-small DSC_0283-smallHouse getting squooshed by two larger buildings.  Sometimes it happens.

DSC_0689-smallThe city tops reminded me of this:

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Image from http://www.mbetancourt.com

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DSC_0324-small DSC_0327-smallA walk along the Themes we see the changes the tides create, even miles inland.

DSC_0326-smallA beautiful, amazing metropolis.  We know we didn’t get to see everything we wanted to.  We had a hard time deciding what to leave for next time.  I think we didn’t get to see as much as we thought we would.  We were tired, jet lagged, adjusting to 8 hours difference in our bodies.  We did our best, and we did great.  We have to leave places and things to see for another time.  We will have to go back some day to continue were we left off.   Oh… the beauty of dreaming.

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Good bye London.  Thank you for everything. We have wonderful memories.  ‘Til next time. 

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4 thoughts on “one last time around London

  1. Erin August 13, 2014 / 10:40 am

    Saludos, Marcela,
    I just took a peek in and it turns out I can answer the “roundabout” question. At least here in MA (one of the only states in the US to have them, I think) it’s called a rotary.
    Looks like you had such a lovely vacation!

    • NaturallyFunDays : Marcela August 13, 2014 / 10:52 pm

      Hi Erin. I’ve never heard of “rotary” for the “roundabout” but I love it that you in MA have another word even for it! Thank you for coming to visit and helping us in our quest (of “the word” :-)) And yes… we did have a great trip. Hope your week is going well.

      • Erin August 14, 2014 / 2:03 pm

        Yeah, Massachusetts has a lot of weird expressions. Wicked Good. Bubbler (that’s a water fountain). Frappe (it’s not a “milkshake” if it has ice cream, it’s a frappe). Oh, and “bang a uey” for taking a u-turn! I suppose it’s much like how differently Spanish words develop in different Latin American countries, yes?

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