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So Much To See In The City Of Westminster!

The City of Westminster has so much to see – this is where Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace are.  Therefore, I would say this is a very important part of London.

Cromwell Green, outside Westminster Hall

Cromwell Green, outside Westminster Hall

The Oliver Cromwell Statue at Cromwell Green, outside Westminster Hall

The Oliver Cromwell Statue at Cromwell Green, outside Westminster Hall

The Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster

In this post, let’s continue with Day Three in London – July 25th, 2014.  After we saw Big Ben, we continued walking just a few feet away, and we were near St. Margaret’s Church, and Westminster Abbey.

St. Margaret's Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret’s Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret's Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret’s Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret's Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret’s Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Time for a family picture

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret's Church

St. Margaret’s Church

Now, isn’t this lovely?

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

What about this?  I just love the architecture!

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

The statue is that of King Richard 1, who was also known as Richard the Lionheart (known as this because of his reputation as great warrior and military leader)

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Back to Westminster Abbey again

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Niki’s taking in all the history, culture and the beauty of her surroundings

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Well, wouldn’t you like to live here? I’m afraid you can’t, and it seems like this place has quite a bit of history to it, you might want to read up on it.

Old Palace Yard

Old Palace Yard

This is the only visible reminder that Old Palace Yard was once a residential street.

Old Palace Yard

Old Palace Yard

close by to Old Palace Yard and Westminster Abbey

close by to Old Palace Yard and Westminster Abbey

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

King George V Statue near Westminster Abbey

King George V Statue near Westminster Abbey

Wow, the bus almost looks bigger than the Palace of Westminster!

London Bus and the Palace of Westminster

London Bus and the Palace of Westminster

This sundial is between the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey by Old Palace Yard, it features in it’s outer circle, a quote which is hard to show you here, unless I show you several pictures that I have of the different words.  So instead, I will include the quote below taken from William Shakespeare’s play, Henry VI, part III: “To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, thereby to see the minutes how they run: how many makes the hour full complete, how many hours brings about the day, how many days will finish up the year, how many years a mortal man may live.”

The Queen Elizabeth 2nd's Golden Jubilee Sundial

The Queen Elizabeth 2nd’s Golden Jubilee Sundial

Here it is closer up

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Sundial

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Sundial

There’s the sundial in the picture below wedged in between two magnificent buildings

View from Old Palace Yard

View from Old Palace Yard

This is where we came from a few hours ago, and now we are looking at it from Westminster Abbey

The view from Westminster Abbey

The view from Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Again, the magic of Big Ben being next to other buildings when seen from different angles just amazes me!  Do you think about this yourself, or do you not ponder upon it?  I really wonder whether you do or not.

Big Ben and St. Margaret's Church

Big Ben and St. Margaret’s Church

Just added these last three pictures because I love the color red, and of course you can get a lot of that in London – you don’t have to walk far to see either a red London bus or a post box, or phone booth.

City of Westminster

City of Westminster

City of Westminster

City of Westminster

City of Westminster

City of Westminster

I think I have shown you a lot of pictures now of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament (which is also known as Palace of Westminster), St. Margaret’s Church, and Westminster Abbey.  I hope you feel like you know this part of the City of Westminster a little better just by looking at my pictures.  Don’t miss visiting the City of Westminster, there’s nothing quite like it!

Left A Part Of My Heart In London

I think I left a part of my heart in London, and perhaps writing about it or posting some pictures might help my heart-ache and might help me get over London, but I don’t think so.  I have been ever so busy since I got back from the UK about three weeks ago, and have been meaning to carry on with writing about my trip and sharing pictures, but it’s been hard to do so.  I just about got over my jet-lag – that took me over a week to recover from!

Oh, I forgot to show you this picture last time of St. Martin-In-The-Fields

St. Martin In The Fields, Trafalgar Square

St. Martin In The Fields, Trafalgar Square

Where did I leave off?  I think I was only on Day Two of my five days in London.  Did you know that I then traveled up north, and spent a few more days in the UK before heading over to Turkey?  We went to an all-inclusive resort in Antalya, and I’ll be writing about that sometime soon.  Here are some more pictures of London.

Walking back from Buckingham Palace, we weren’t really sure how to get to Big Ben, and we kind of just stumbled in that direction. On our way, we saw the HM Treasury.

HM Treasury Building

HM Treasury Building

near the HM Treasury

near HM Treasury, Westminster

near HM Treasury, Westminster

I just take pictures of anything, so I decided to do it some more

The Red Lion, Parliament Street

The Red Lion, Parliament Street

London Phone Booths in Westminster

London Phone Booths in Westminster

Oh, look what I see!

Palace of Westminster/Houses of Parliament

Palace of Westminster/Houses of Parliament

So, the bus moved out of the way, and the picture is a little different

 

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

Funny how the sky seems to change

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

Westminster Station

Westminster Station

Big Ben

Big Ben

St. Margaret's Church, next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret’s Church, next to Westminster Abbey

Of course, I have to have one of my kids pose in front of Big Ben!

 

Big Ben

Big Ben

Oh, how I could keep taking pictures, and did!

Westminster near Houses of Parliament

Westminster near Houses of Parliament

Westminster Station

Westminster Station

Oh, and why wouldn’t you get all your kids to pose together in front of Big Ben?  Of course, you would!

Big Ben

Big Ben

Well, I have to leave off here, and I’m still not done with Day Two!  It’s not that the day was too long, it’s just that there are quite a few pictures to go with the day.  We came back to this same spot the very next day, and got more pictures, including quite a few of Westminster Abbey, not shown in this post – that’s why you have to go back to the same place  more than once at times.  Also, don’t worry about the part of my heart left in London, it’s been left there before too.  Well, until next time!