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Posts tagged “Great Britain

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.


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.


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.


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.


When Donald Trump Gets Old

London-Speakers-Corner

As I was saying…


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.


Riding a Bicycle…

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

…across the Westminster Bridge in London, England.


Trees

Trees, Leeds Castle, England, Great Britain

The tops of trees near Leeds Castle in England.


London at Night

Parliament, Big Ben, London, England

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to London. I think it’s time to go back.


Carousel by the Ocean

Carousel

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.


Big Ben & Flowers

london, england, Great Britain, Parliament, Flowers, Tulips

Flowers in front of Big Ben.


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. I love looking at the buildings.


Parliament, London

Parliament, London, England

Photograph made several years ago from
Westminster Bridge of the British Parliament.
Out of view on the right side is Big Ben.


Visiting Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Photograph made several years ago while visiting England.
Photographed originally with 35mm color print film.


Superman in London

london, england, phone booth

The British have been taking all of the iconic American movie and historical roles of late. David Oyelowo is Martin Luther King. Daniel Day Lewis is Abraham Lincoln. Andrew Lincoln is the lead character in The Walking Dead. Christian Bale is Batman and Henry Cavill is Superman. And this is just the tip of the iceberg!

And adding insult to injury, when the real Superman arrives in London, the British have decided to confuse him when it’s time for a change.


Bath, England

The Crescent, Bath, England, Great Britain

Several years ago I returned to Bath, England. My first visit was in 1984 when my wife and I traveled to Bath, England. An amazing place to visit. At the time, I spotted “The Crescent” from the bus we were on, and knew someday I’d return. I had to walk the grounds.


The Pub

Pub, Bar, London, England, Great Britain,

One of my absolute favorite places to visit
when visiting London/Britain is the local pub.
It is an experience not repeated in my neck of the woods.


London and a Taxi

London Cab and Big Ben and Parliament

London, Parliament and a taxi.


The 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.