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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Of Poets & Writers & Kings & Things


On our final day in London we spent the morning in Westminster Abbey. Anticipating a warm day here with a 86% humidity we decided to do a few indoor things.  They will not allow photos to be taken in the abbey but they do have their own photos on their website that the public may use which I have done.  


Queen Elizabeth I was one of thousands of tombs & memorials - including Isaac Newton, Mary Queen of Scotts, Henry VIII, Charles Darwin, Rudyard Kipling, W. H. Auden, Yeats, C.S. Lewis,  Keats, Jane Austin, the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill, Handel, Sir Laurence Olivier, and so many more....ancient royalty, music gods, literary genius and scientists and nobility. We toured for 1 1/2 hours on our own then took a guided tour for 1 1/2 hours that took us behind the scenes. 


Above is the Corenation chair where the Stone of Destiny is placed in the base of the chair for the ceremony however that happens to be in Scotland right now and they are hoping it will be loaned back for future events!  We got to see it in Edinburgh along with the Crown Jewels. 


Then we went to the Churchill War Rooms....underground.  Amazing time capsule of where they were working from during WWII.  


Mr. B advising Churchill using his Audio Guide & secret codes.  


Did you know that Winston Churchill painted to relax?


While Mr. B was finishing up in the museum, I walked across the street to Bird Lake in St. James Park and then we headed home for lunch and relaxation and to pack for our return trip home tomorrow.  Yikes. 32 Days on the road.  

Glad to head home and see family & friends.  

Saying of the the Day -   "Not by might or power but by spirit" - Herbert Edward Ryle (epitaph at Westminster Abbey)

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