I know, two posts in two days! Well, I had to really to share with you my latest London trip. It's been a while since I have taken you by the hand through the streets of London. So, let me rectify this right now. It's a a whistle stop tour so your feet won't hurt as much as they have done in the past, but same drill - a pot of tea and a slice of battenberg and let me show you around. But first, we need to go past this very recognisable fellow first..."Excuse me Mr Churchill".
The Houses of Parliament are currently having quite a bit of restoration taking place. It's a shame for the tourists when taking the iconic photos and selfies, but to keep these historic buildings in good order does take so much work and sets the buildings up to still be functional for many years to come.
Go on then, one more of Elizabeth Tower for you without scaffolding or cranes!
Just next door is the beautiful Westminster Abbey with its striking white stone and exquisite architecture.
We were on a quick whistle stop tour so didn't have time to go inside (or the inclination to pay the extortionate fee!), but I had to take this cheeky shot through the doors and the warm and inviting lighting inside.
And of course, I always have the urge to take a shot of a Narnia lamp with a church building in the background don't I? I couldn't pass this one by!
If you are ever this way and want a few quiet moments but still want to see beautiful buildings, just look to your left at the front of the Abbey and you will see Deans Yard.
Through this archway you enter an enclosed quandrangle which incorporates the Westminster Abbey Choir School. This stunning area is full of gorgeous character and bordered by the heavy leaves of the surrounding trees.
Window boxes were set against ancient windows, what a beautiful contrast!
But this one was stunning in its simplicity.
Little passages are dotted around, some leading into other buildings. All so beautiful.
This tiny little spot in the heart of the City holds mountains of beauty in the palm of its hand. When you are next in London take a look, if only to have a couple of minutes away from the Westminster crowds.
I apologise for this not being longer but I was quickly walking through on this day. I am planning a trip soon but not on a work day. I like to take hundreds of pictures as you know and that takes time!
Have a wonderful weekend and week everyone. I'm off to shop for some gifts for the 'golden one' (yesterday's post gives a little clue!),
One more thing, Kris over at Junk Chic Cottage has featured me on her Saturday Spotlight - Behind the Blogger. The link is here. Thanks so much Kris!