London for the last time :(

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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.)

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I discovered Westminster Cathedral… my first Catholic cathedral. It was fill of Byzantine architecture and mosaics.

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Read what happened to this poor guy. After years of looking after the poor this is how they thank him.

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I like that Mary Magdelene got a look in.

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Look at how the mosaics glitter in the afternoon sun.

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My favourite one was the St Joseph Chapel. It was a working man’s family kind of chapel. I liked it.

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This was on one of the walls.

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Here’s pic of men working, just like Joseph used to do.The roof is meant to represent basket weave.

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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.

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After that I went for a walk further down the street and came across this in a small garden.

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The suffragettes. Where would we be without them?

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This was also in the garden. Heaps of pigeons just sitting there. They didn’t move. Weird.

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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.

 

 

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25 Responses to London for the last time :(

  1. Empress Papillion from SS says:

    Have loved reading your posts.
    Makes me want to go back to visit again.
    Enjoy Europe.
    Cat

  2. I’m out here. But then, you knew that. Have a lovely time on the Continent.

  3. Mardi says:

    Lovely Lisa – I am adoring your posts I think a change of job to travel guide/writer is in your future. I’m taking tips for my trip in December, thank you for taking the time to write so joyfully. Have more fun on the next leg of your travels. x x x
    Mardi

  4. Cheryl says:

    Following your adventures from Canada and thank you for taking the time to let us enjoy your trip with you. Just another teacher here…

  5. Carole says:

    I am a ss member, I don’t post often but found your blog via ss. I am absolutely loving reading about your travels in the UK…..I was born there and moved to Australia at age 13…..made two trips back in my 20s and haven’t been able to get back (now in early 50s) due to a health issue which has made air travel difficult……just wanted to thank you for taking the time to post I want you to know that you have fuelled my determination to get back over there! So just wanted to let you know that your time invested is not wasted. Thank you Carole

  6. Curly Club says:

    I’ve been armchair travelling along your journey. I plan on a visit back to the Old Dart next year so it’s been most useful as well as entertaining.

  7. foodnstuff says:

    I’m still here and have been all along (actually just having a coffee with a couple of Thermomix Anzac Biscuits…there, that will make you feel homesick). Feeling huge gobs of envy reading about your trip. I loved Cambridge and King’s College Chapel. Always regret that we didn’t go back later that day for Evensong. Europe to come? I’m feeling exhausted (but probably not as much as you are.) Enjoy!

  8. Snoskred says:

    I’m loving your trip. And the sparkly mosaics! 🙂

  9. Briget says:

    Another from SS loving your blog. We are going to be in London in 8 weeks. All the detail and links are much appreciated. Love your writing style, I feel like I am alredy there!

  10. Margaret McLachlan says:

    Hi Frogdancer,
    I’m loving your blog. I’m an SSer. In 2 days time I’m off to Paris and have been to some of the places you have been to. I will be in Amsterdam in 12 days time. Keep having a great time.

  11. Love reading your adventures! Keep them coming!

  12. Love reading about your adventures! Keep them coming! xx

  13. Deb (Albury) says:

    Reminds me of our holiday to the same places this time last year. Just wonderful and you so deserve it. Enjoying your posts.

  14. Sandi says:

    I’m reading! I tend to skip vacation posts, but I’ve read every word of every post of your vacation. It’s a combination of fascination with the history and architecture, and entertaining writing. Please keep writing.

  15. Kris says:

    I’m here! Reading all about the fruition of your goals. I love that you are doing it!

  16. Jenny at Erinport says:

    Froggie, please keep posting about your journey – I’m loving it all 🙂 Love from me and the doggies 🙂

  17. Kate says:

    I’m love, love, loving your posts. I feel like I’m there as well. I am especially enjoying your delight and pleasure in this trip that you have worked hard for and I suspect planned for years. Looking forward to Europe. Cheers

  18. Kelly says:

    I’m living vicariously through you! LOVE following you on your trip. I’m in the U.S. and now feel I have to go to England. Your retirement job could be blogger/travel enticer. You’d sell tons of trips.
    Can’t wait to read the rest of your trip

  19. Loving your photos and writing. Please keep it up. Enjoy every minute.

  20. I’m loving every bit of your trip. I m green with envy. 🙂
    I can hear your joy in every post

  21. Deb says:

    Hi Frogdancer,
    Just to let you know that I love your blog on any day. I easily ‘get’ your view of life & stuff. I’m really taken with your current adventure & anticipate the tone on my phone that let’s me know you have posted something new. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Giggle says:

    Another one living vicariously through your travels. So glad you are having such a fabulous time!

  23. Dawn says:

    Enjoying the read, enjoying the photos. Thank you for sharing with us.

  24. Lucinda Sans says:

    Don’t you love how you always find something interesting walking in London? I didn’t grt to the Catholic cathedral. And we were there for 3 weeks!

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