Today I spent a quiet morning with Scott, Mark and the cats, before jumping on a train and heading back to London to spend the night before meeting my tour group tomorrow.
I had a few hours to kill so I decided to walk down Victoria St and see what I could find. It was a glorious afternoon. I left my poncho at the hotel and put my woolly cowl in my bag. It was almost tropical! (I till had 3 layers on, though.)
I discovered Westminster Cathedral… my first Catholic cathedral. It was fill of Byzantine architecture and mosaics.
Read what happened to this poor guy. After years of looking after the poor this is how they thank him.
I like that Mary Magdelene got a look in.
Look at how the mosaics glitter in the afternoon sun.
My favourite one was the St Joseph Chapel. It was a working man’s family kind of chapel. I liked it.
This was on one of the walls.
Here’s pic of men working, just like Joseph used to do.The roof is meant to represent basket weave.
This cathedral was started in 1820 but it still isn’t finished. There’s a few mosaics still to be done. Here’s what the walls look like underneath the pictures.
After that I went for a walk further down the street and came across this in a small garden.
The suffragettes. Where would we be without them?
This was also in the garden. Heaps of pigeons just sitting there. They didn’t move. Weird.
And then I went a little further and found this.
Westminster Abbey. I walked around it and said goodbye to it. I love this building.
Well, I’ve done 3 blog posts tonight and I’m up to date. It took me 3 hours!! Just out of interest, can you give me a quick comment so that I know I’m not just howling into the empty abyss? It won’t take more than a few seconds of your time and it’d be good to know who’s out there. 🙂
Europe tomorrow. 5:30AM wake-up call. Time for bed!
First stop – Amsterdam.