Exploring & Escapades

bits & pieces of my travels

Month: November, 2012

Cutty Sark Pub

Cutty Sark Pub

Blankets

Staircases

London skylineA hole in the wall pub on the edge of the River Thames, a chilly night, warm apple cider, and three friends from a small town in New England at the center of the world.

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Greenwich

Royal Observatory

Greenwich

Center of the world

Cutty Sark

University of Greenwich

My best friend is studying at the University of Greenwich, so I left the city to visit her, and we went to the very center of the world. The Royal Observatory is where you’ll find the Prime Meridian of the world. Just as the sun begins to set across the River Thames, the bright green divider lights up the sky. 

 

Evening Stroll, London

Trafalgar Square

British Museum

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace GateI think that walking is the best way to explore any place, especially a new place. Today, I walked over ten miles, alone, on my own two feet. Here is the end of the day, the sun setting on Trafalgar Square and nearby Buckingham Palace.

 

Churchill War Rooms

War Rooms

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Conference Room

Quiet, Please

 

During the Blitz, the British government operated from underground, here, in the Churchill War Rooms. They’re now a museum, an opportunity to walk through and imagine a time in the past. 

Oxford Street

Oxford Street lights IMG_1659

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

Covent Garden outside

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