Life, art, and nature on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Was it really just 2 weeks ago?  Been so busy these past few days, I could already use a break.  So let's take another little peek and live vicariously. Okay?
Here's one of my favorites. Got caught up in the "posh" school crowd as we set out one morning. Adore the uniforms! These young ladies are headed to the same school the little princes attended. 
Going to try this in watercolor, I think.
Loved these wire sculptures at the Tower of London, by artist Kendra Haste.
Another favorite sculpture...Horse At Water at the Marble Arch by Nic Fiddian-Green.
Casts of heads from Salisbury Cathedral at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Spotted this little bit of fun on a pub wall in Bath. Trust me, we tried a full-english (sans meat) at the Cafe Diana and that is more food than Jane probably ate in a week. Eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, chips... We only made it about halfway through. Cafe Diana is a tiny little eatery where the Princess used to pop in for a bite after dropping the young princes off at school.
Host at the Jane Austen Centre.
Oh lookeee! Hot shirtless lifeguards shouting and throwing panties from a double-decker bus. They did this all day long, back and forth across London Bridge! Turns out it was a Hollister promotion. We saw them later lined up for photos in front of the store, and yes, I nabbed four pairs (of panties).
You didn't think I could go eight days without touching a horse did you?
The Queen's Horse Guards, who by the way are all vets from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lunch in the Orangery at Kensington Palace...
Doing what all tourists do in London.
These are a few of my favorite memories. In eight days, we did a pretty good job of seeing the must-sees. I think Rick Steves would be proud. Saw the Tower of London, Victoria and Albert Museum, The British Museum, The British Museum of Science and Natural History, The Churchill War Rooms, Buckingham Palace and The Mews, Harrod's, Portobello Road Market,took a day trip to Bath, Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, and on and on...
I hope you get to go someday. If you do, please wear comfortable shoes and take a raincoat. If you can arrange to stay with a cousin and her lovely family who happen to live just a short walk from Hyde Park, even better! Thank you, thank you, London cousins!!

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