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Posts tagged “England

Watching the Neighbors

Dover Caste, Dover England, English Channel

Photograph was made looking out a window
in Dover Castle, Dover, England.
The English Channel is visible in the distance.


Brighton, England

Brighton, England, Beach, Ocean, Swimming

Sunbathers enjoying a beautiful day at the beach in Brighton, England.


London at Night

London, England, Parliament

Photograph made on a return visit to London several years ago.
I love traveling to England, but am not sure about the future.
When I made my first trip for my honeymoon in 1984, the roundtrip
tickets for my wife and I were around $200 each.
If only that were still the case today.


The Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge, London, England

During my travels to London, I captured this photograph of the Tower Bridge.
One of my favorite bridges in the world.


Trafalgar Square

Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, London, England, Double Decker Bus

A view of Big Ben from Trafalgar Square, London.


Piccadilly Circus, London

Piccadilly-Circus, London, England

No matter where you go, harried commuters look the same.


The Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge, London, England

During my travels to London, I captured this photograph of the Tower Bridge.
One of my favorite bridges in the world.


Bath, England

Bath, England

Have visited Bath on 2 separate occasions. Once in the 1980’s and returned in 2011.
A beautiful and interesting place partly because of it’s Roman history.


London at Night

London, England, Parliament

Photograph made on a return visit to London several years ago.
I love traveling to England, but am not sure about the future.
When I made my first trip for my honeymoon in 1984, the roundtrip
tickets for my wife and I were around $200 each.
If only that were still the case today.


Trafalgar Square

Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, London, England, Double Decker Bus

A view of Big Ben from Trafalgar Square, London.


Summertime Fun…

Amusement Park Ride

Summer is nearing the end. Only a few more weeks to Fall.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!


London Eye…

London Eye

…started a trend. They’ve built a similar wheel in
Las Vegas and there’s talk of one being constructed in Coney Island.


Carousel in Brighton

carousel, ocean, brighton, england

A carousel by the ocean¬†isn’t something that I had ever seen before, but when I visited Brighton, England there one sat. I was amazed. It felt like a scene out of the 1960’s British television show “The Prisoner” starring Patrick McGoohan. A surreal moment where anything can happen.


A Visit to Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

I went to London for the first time on my honeymoon. My wife and I were looking to go someplace we had never been, someplace exciting and where language would not be a problem. I fell in love with London on that trip.

The photograph above is the fountain in Trafalgar Square in 2011. I was walking alone at the time. It was early evening and the family had returned to the hotel as they were tired. It had been a long day and I was tired too, but I wanted to keep on walking.


Brexit…

London, England, Great Britain, Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, Double-decker bus

1993. Back in simpler times.


Piccadilly Circus, London

Piccadilly-Circus, London, England

No matter where you go,
harried commuters look the same.

Photograph made on trip to London several years ago.
Looking forward to going back (when I can).


When Donald Trump Gets Old

London-Speakers-Corner

As I was saying…


Bicycling in London

Riding a bicycle in London.

When I was in London, this woman road her bicycle across
the path that the Beatles walked for their Abbey Road Album


Thank You George Martin

Beatles, London, England, George Martin

Rest in Peace.
(Written on the wall outside Abbey Road Studio in London.)


Sitting Among the Ruins

Arundel Castle, Great Britain

About an hour south of London, England is Arundel where a castle sits. (It’s behind where the people sitting.)
Several years ago while on vacation with my wife, I was in Victoria Station, London. I approached a ticket window and spoke to the man on the other side of the glass telling him of my disappointment in visiting Stratford-Upon-Avon. I said that it “felt like I was visiting a tourist destination in America.” As an American I’m am perfectly happy to explore my country, but I had traveled 3000 miles to visit with the British and not have any “American style of business” tossed back at me. I could stay home for that.

The gentleman was understanding and suggested that I travel to Arundel. A destination with a castle, south of London and only an hour away by train. Let me say immediately, it was an amazing place to visit.

My wife and I traveled by train. And the train cars were not the kind in use today. They were the kind that the Beatles traveled in in “A Hard Day’s Night”. We had our own little compartment. As we traveled the countryside, I knew that there would be a castle and I watched for one to appear on the horizon. When it did, it was as if I entered an Errol Flynn movie. It was magical.

The population of the town was, at the time, around 3000 people. My wife and I had lunch in a Bed and Breakfast. Since we were the only customers at the time, we struck up a conversation with the owner. The details of our talk have pretty much faded except for one fact, the gentleman said that the building/structure we were in was over 400 years old. Wow. I’m not talking Westminster Abbey. This was a small 2 story “house”. And it was older than my country.

We walked the town, finally making our way to the castle. Visiting it was a fun experience. Maybe someday I’ll get a chance to return.


London Double Decker

Double decker bus in London, England.

Loved traveling on one of these while in London.


Riding a Bicycle…

London, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Westminster Bridge, Bicycle

…across the Westminster Bridge in London, England.


The Automobile

Car, Auto, Automobile, London, England

Somewhere in London in 1993 I photographed this car rounding a corner.
It was the type of car that I’d never see back home in the US
and I loved it’s “personality”. It’s style. It’s body.
When I returned to London in 2011 this car had disappeared. Everywhere
I looked for a “distinctive body” automobile, none where spotted.
The same is true for back home. I converse with friends that everything
looks alike now. Fords look like Hondas look like GMs look like Nissan etc.,
etc., etc. I wish I had my 1972 Pontiac LeMans. That was style. That was class.


Trafalgar Square

Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, London, England, Double Decker Bus

A view of Big Ben from Trafalgar Square, London.