Friday, November 2, 2012

Day 3: London

Another early morning for us. We had a pretty full agenda set out for the day: St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and take in a theater show, Singin' in the Rain. We also got a good look at Big Ben and Parliament. In hindsight, I'm not sure why we thought it would be a good idea to hit up both religious buildings on the same day.

Both churches struck me a bit odd when I was told that photography was not allowed. I completely understand why, but at the same time, St. Peter's Basillica allows photos. I have pictures of almost every nook and cranny there. Anyways, the real highlight to St. Paul's is being able to climb the stairs to the different levels and look out on the city. It was breathe taking (maybe that came from all the stairs) and we couldn't have picked a better morning.

Even though we took our sweet time checking out the cathedral and the dark abbey, we had plenty of time to head back to the flat and rest/change before heading out for the show.

Breakfast at Paul - croissant and a soya late.
The famous dome of St. Paul's.
The front entrance to St. Paul's.
Random fact, I was laying on the ground with a wide angle lens to get this shot, and I still couldn't get all of it in frame.
Whispering Gallery - check. Stone Gallery - check. Golden Gallery - check!
View from the Stone Gallery.
View from the Golden Gallery.
Looking up from the Golden Gallery.
Lunch at Casa di Caffe near St. Paul's. Pukka-Pies: "pork based filling in a light puff pastry sleeve.
Local potato chips. They tasted like spicy ketchup.
Welcome to Westminster. This is actually 2 photos merged together in order to get both of us in the photo.
(merged using PSE 8.0)
Well hello there Big Ben.

Courtyard of Westminster Abbey.
The Rose Garden at Westminster Abbey.
Main entrance of Westminster Abbey. Those folks are actually waiting to be let in for evening service.
Dressed and ready for the show! Navy and coral self portrait. (Phone camera)
Singin' in the Rain at the Palace Theatre. (Samsung TL225)
Dinner at The Delhi Brasserie in Soho. Papadum, chutney, and mango lassi's.
Not pictured, Chicken Saag and vegetable rice; it was actually better as leftovers a few days later. (Samsung TL225)

Sorry, map for day 3. We didn't really cover much, about a mile walking from Westminster Abbey to the Victoria underground station. Nothing exciting enough to tell you about.

Day 2: Cambridge/London
Day 1: London
Day 1: London - prefunc

*All photos taken by me with Nikon D7000 unless noted.

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