London, second visit

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  1. J. A.

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    Judith and I had visited London in 2013, mostly to see "The Phantom of the Opera", and The Haymarket. There wasn't much time to see more of the town, so we decided to visit London for a second time, but for more than 3 days.

    So the adventure started today.

    Although Great Britain is not far away from Austria, it took a whole day to get to the hotel, partially also because it was a stormy day, in Vienna as well as in London, which made the departure as well as the landing quite an experience. We arrived an hour later than planned.

    However, the first thing we saw when we left the Underground, was rain - and the Houses of Parliament, lit up by sunshine. :)
     
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    I'm eagerly awaiting your stories and photos. I expect I'll see parts of London I never had a chance to see when I was there last year.
     
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    We only took a short walk today. Here are a few impressions:
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    Note: it took ten minutes to load these two pictures. I'll try to post the other two that I took as well tomorrow.
     
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    What we were planning to see this time, is mostly what you've already seen last August.

    An image loaded while I wrote this post, so before it disappears because of the slow Wi-Fi, I'll show it now:
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    Taken from St. James's Park.
     
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    Hi Johanna - looking forward to your comments & pics - Susan & I have been to London twice, probably the last time when our son was in his mid-teens (he loved London) which would have been late 1980s-possibly 1990?

    Both times we stayed at the May Fair Hotel (see map below - red arrow), near the Green Park Tube station, so quite convenient, BUT the locale was also next to the wonderful Berkeley Square Gardens - inspiration for the wonderful song A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (our favorite version is by Mel Torme).

    OK - I'll shut up - no hijacking, but may make a few comments (if I can remember - ;)) - Dave :)

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    Nice photos of Westminster Abbey. Your first photo is a viewpoint I never saw.
     
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    We didn't see that either last time, because we didn't go that far. :)
     
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    Thank you for the comment, Dave!
    Our hotel is the Double Tree by Hilton, and it's located here:
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    Here's the entrance
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    A view from our hotel
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    We're on the 8th floor. :)
     
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    This is the route we went yesterday in the evening:
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    I was drawing the line with my finger, and couldn't see exactly where I was, thus the inaccuracy.

    And I'll try my luck one more to post the missing image:
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    Horse Guards
     
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    Your usual great photography Johanna, just good to look at and to follow your stay there. Have a great time in London!
    Andrew


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