Today is Sunday and we are now in Krakow, Poland and Scott and Ria have joined us. Seems surreal to be here. Who would have thought that when the four of us met on the 7th tee at the 2001 Husband and Wife tournament at Pitt Meadows and discovered we lived 6 doors apart, that just under 15 years later we would be here? Yes, surreal is definitely the word.
Anyway a quick tour of our last two days in London.
This was our walk on Day 5. My Pacer app said it was just over 22,000 steps.
Lunch at Cafe Brindisa – Finest olives we have ever tasted.
Then we were off to the Victoria and Albert Museum
A couple of pairs of shoes which prove what goes around, comes around.
And for the wine lovers out there…
On our walk we stopped in to view this exhibition. Since no photos were allowed it was perhaps the definition of irony
In Kensington Gardens we came across the Albert Memorial. I always thought Queen Victoria had all these memorials created because of her love for Prince Albert. Maybe not so much
and right across the street
We didn’t see Kate and Wills but it is a beautiful spot.
My apologies for the invasion of their privacy, but this was just too good to ignore.
The next three photos are of the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. It is difficult to see, but it is a ring with various mini fountains spurting up water with different textures and widths of channels to create a great place for kids to play in. Why anyone would have put a sign there asking people not to walk in it is beyond me. (Ok, maybe it’s a legal thing, but still.) It is the perfect play place for kids and from I read about her, something the Princess would have wanted kids to do.
So that was it – Day 5, Thursday.
Day 6 Friday
After our 22,257 paces, 16.2 Kms on Thursday we took a day of rest.
We cruised up the Thames for 1 1/2 hours to Kew Gardens. We passed under 11 bridges, one of which was the Albert Bridge (named after you know who).
Here’s a quiz for you. Which band used this as a backdrop on which album?
There were several homes with impressive wysteria on the walk to the gardens from the boat dock. This was just one of the impressive ones.
We saw this sign at the airport as we were leaving.
And, almost finally, in the 6 days we were in London, according to the Pacer app on my phone, Terry and I walked 103,220 paces or 83.5 kilometres in the roughly 96 hours we were awake. No wonder our feet hurt.
Last, but far from least, here are 3 minutes of the Queen tribute. If you watch it, please be aware that there are 20 seconds in the middle (2:00 – 2:20) which are a little blurry, but then it clears up again. Please enjoy. We did.
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Our next posts will be written in Prague about Krakow, Oskar Schindler’s Factory, Auschwitz and Birkenau.