If you missed part one or part two of my London photos, please feel free to clink on the links and check them out.
My fantastic Bonus-Mum scored us some tickets to Buckingham Palace. It was the last couple of days before the Queen came back for the season. This is the front gate.
The tour was exceptional, but you couldn't take photographs inside. I was super excited because Kate's wedding dress was on display. It was absolutely wonderful! They had a video playing that showed how the dress was made and why certain things were done. The lace was handmade. It had four flowers on it: the thistle for Scotland, the daffodil for Wales, the shamrock for Ireland and the rose for England. They also had a replica of her flowers on display and her jewelry and shoes. The wedding was shown of a wall in a loop. It was lovely to see it again and in such a special place. When we went to the next room they had copies of the wedding cake and the special Digestive Biscuit cake that Prince William had requested. They both looked fabulous.
After the tour we went to the garden tea room and to my surprise guess what was on the menu? Digestive Biscuit Cake. Let me tell you....it was DIVINE!
Of course, they had the traditional scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream on the menu.
Then we had a lovely walk through the gardens...
I don't know what these strange looking things were, but they were under one group of trees. I'm guessing they are some kind of fungus.
Then we went for a walk. Check out the side of this building...
All around Hyde Park we saw artists selling their wares. I remembered a hippy (it was the 70's) gave me a strand of beads when I was little. I know Mum took me to Hyde Park, so I'm wondering if this was where I got those beads.
I got the very best seat on a double decker bus...top floor front seat.
As you can see it was a busy day....we got caught in a double decker bus jam.
Then we went to St. Paul's Cathedral. It was HUGE!
Here is the entryway. I took this photo before I saw the no photos sign. UGH!
Then we walked across the Millennium Bridge. There were people getting married on it and getting wedding photographs taken. You can see St. Paul's in the background.
That's Tower Bridge in the background.
A replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theater...
and saw remnants of old London.
some lovely old churches....
and a church cat....I expect he was waiting for some lunch leftovers by all the people sitting in the churchyard eating.
Does anyone recognize this place?
I'll give you a hint...
It was one of the places depicted in MY FAIR LADY. You can click HERE to see if you were right.
Thank you for stopping in and checking out my photos. I really do love traveling and taking pictures. This trip was huge for me....I spent time as an adult in the city I was born in. My Dad and Bonus-Mum truly made this a special trip for me.
If you could go anywhere in the world and money was not an option, where would you go?