Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Overseas Trip Continued

See my original post here

The magnificent Notre Dame cathedral. I don't have words to describe the feeling that came over me when I walked around inside.

The engravings are exquisite. To think that people were able to carve this in the 1200's!

Saint Jeanne D'Arc statue
(The feminist in me really digged this)

Not sure whether they should actually let us take photos when a ceremony is taking place...

One of the original cafes in Montparnasse, the bohemian part of Paris, where all the intellectuals hung out. Very popular in the "Roaring Twenties" when things were raucous and risque. 


The London Eye. This thing is HUGE and our version is nothing compared to it.

Our street in Earl's Court, London.

Our apartment. Notting Hill vibes!

Hyde Park

Freezing weather but lovely and lush!

Rent-A-Bicycle. The English are so damn civilised

Very rare old red bus in Kensington High Street

Good ol' English pub near to where I was staying

The closest I got to Westminster Abbey

St Paul's Cathedral from a distance

Going under the Tower Bridge. It doesn't look real, does it?

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
Do yourself a favour and go on a Thames boat trip (free when you do a bus tour of London). The guide we had was hilarious and definitely worth braving the cold.

The closest I got to Big Ben. And I'm OK with that.

Tower of London (actually a gigantic castle) in the middle of London. You won't regret visiting it.

Complete with a catapult. Apparently the lawn used to be a moat around the castle.

Quaint Victorian-style pub. Had my first pub lunch, and...

My first Guinness! An acquired taste I'd say, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and was more than a little tipsy afterwards.

Even donned my "Underground" hoodie especially for this photo.

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