Friday, 24 October 2014

Brompton Cemetery Sept 9

We live near one of the biggest and most beautiful cemeteries in London. Highgate is more famous and has more famous people, but they have started charging entrance fees - FOR THE LIVING! So this is the next best cemetery in town and luckily we live very close by. There are so many weeds and brambles, that it is quite a picturesque place. Here are some photos I took that don't need explanation, so just view this as an art exhibit (with Emmeline Pankhurst at the end! ;-)














And Emmeline Pankhurst:

Thursday, 23 October 2014

A London Bus Tour

On September 7, we went on a city bus tour. We passed the furniture store again.


It was Sunday morning, but the road crews were hard at work early in the day!
 

The bus took us by many sculptural monuments.
 

 This park had some cool sculptures!


And another sculpture in a park!
 


We passed some pretty famopus London Icons.
 



This one isn't famous, but it stands out.
 

This is St martin in the Fields. Their choir has sung at our institution.
 

This is St Mary Le Bow, I think. If you are born within the sound of this church you are a cockney.
 

This is the London Dungeon. (A ride)
 

This is London City Hall.  And that other building is pretty recognizable on its own!
 

 

The skyline has become quite updated and with it!
 


Here's the Wellington arch.
 

I don't know what building this is, but it is pretty.
 


They still have horse cabs in parts of London.
 

And of course there will always be bull dogs!
 

A Visit to the Houses of Parliament and a Walk

So we spent the morning of Sept 6 at the Houses of Parliament. Oliver Cromwell stands outside guarding the building.


Here is the big hall that we came out of.
 


This is the Robing Room.


This is the House of Lords.


This is the House of Commons.
 




Then we took a walk past Brompton cemetery.
 

Then we headed West towards Old North Road passing the Lillie Langtry Pub on Lillie street.
 

There was a cool vegetable market on the Old North Road.
 

I also took a couple more pictures of our Living room area.