Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Places we have been

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

2001
June Beijing, Chengde & Tianjin

2002
May Shanghai

2003
Sept France (Paris, Normandy & Brittany)

2004
June Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice & Pisa)
July Perth
Dec Kunming

2005
May Yangon
Oct Greece (Athens & Mainland)
Nov Bangkok

2006
March Siem Reap
May Tioman Island
June Japan (Tokyo & Osaka)
August Club Med, Bintan Island
Sept Melaka
Oct Russia (Moscow & St Petersburg)

2007
May Turkey
Oct Kuala Lumpur
Nov Egypt (Cairo, Luxor & Aswan)

2008
May Desaru
June Sentosa Island
Nov Prague & Budapest
Dec Hong Kong

2009
April Sedili
Sept Xian
Nov South Korea
Dec Taiwan

2010
Sept Kunming, Dali, Lijiang & Shangrila
Nov Gold Coast & Sydney

2011
August Solo & Jogjakarta
Sept Penang
Dec Hanoi

2012
April Jordan
August Silk Road, China
Nov London & Cambridge

2013
August London  & Italy (Rome, Assisi, Orvieto, Pompeii, Naples & Sorrento)

2014
June Tokyo & Nikko

2015
June Athens, Mykonos  & Santorini
September London & Exeter

2017
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
(1330-1408)

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