Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Places we have been

The following are the places that we have been together since 2001

June Beijing, Chengde & Tianjin

May Shanghai

Sept France (Paris, Normandy & Brittany)

June Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice & Pisa)
July Perth
Dec Kunming

May Yangon
Oct Greece (Athens & Mainland)
Nov Bangkok

March Siem Reap
May Tioman Island
June Japan (Tokyo & Osaka)
August Club Med, Bintan Island
Sept Melaka
Oct Russia (Moscow & St Petersburg)

May Turkey
Oct Kuala Lumpur
Nov Egypt (Cairo, Luxor & Aswan)

May Desaru
June Sentosa Island
Nov Prague & Budapest
Dec Hong Kong

April Sedili
Sept Xian
Nov South Korea
Dec Taiwan

Sept Kunming, Dali, Lijiang & Shangrila
Nov Gold Coast & Sydney

August Solo & Jogjakarta
Sept Penang
Dec Hanoi

April Jordan
August Silk Road, China
Nov London & Cambridge

August London  & Italy (Rome, Assisi, Orvieto, Pompeii, Naples & Sorrento)

June Tokyo & Nikko

June Athens, Mykonos  & Santorini
September London & Exeter

Jan Paris, London, Shrewsbury & Liverpool

Sunday, June 4, 2017

London Bridge

We took the tube from here back to our hotel to collect our luggage then to Heathrow for our flight home.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral is the oldest cathedral church building in London. The present Gothic was built between 1220 and 1420 and the nave is a 19th century reconstruction.

 William Shakespeare

The Harvard Chapel
Commemorating John Harvard, founder of the university
He was born in Southwark before moving to New England

The Nonsuch Chest
regarded as one of the finest  of its kind in England

Unknown wooden effigy of a Knight dating back to 1280

The Humble Monument
depicting Richard Humble with his two wives
(not so humble after all)

Tomb of Bishop Lancelot Andrewes

Monument to Edward Talbot
former Bishop of Southwark Cathedral

The High Altar Screen

The remaining bosses from the 15th century nave

Tomb of Gower
English poet

Roast - Deliciously British

We have planned to come here for the roast beef and Yorkshire pudding after watching Andrew Zimmern's Delicious Destinations London. It is easy to find this place as it is just above the Borough Market.

Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Borough Market

We took the tube to London Bridge and walked to Borough Market. The market has existed in one form or another for around 1000 years. The year used for the market's millennium celebration is 1014.

The market specialises in high end fresh products

There are many take away stalls

We found the restaurant we came for

Sunday, May 28, 2017

All Souls, Langham Place

This church was designed by John Nash in 1824. Its unusual round shape was ridiculed when it was first built.

It has a very simple interior

Broadcasting House

Broadcasting House is the headquarters of the BBC in Portland Place. The first radio broadcast was made on 15th March 1932.

The old building and the new wing