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London Trip 2012 - Part 8 - St Pauls (and District) 
28th-Nov-2012 11:11 am
James - my name
As I walked out of The Museum of London I asked the guide which road I needed to go on to get to St Pauls ... her answer -

"Straight ahead, St Pauls is on the left hand side of the road, you can't miss it"

We both laughed, as she commented on her her own reply.  It's true, the cathedral is slightly unmissable!

Anyway, before I looked at the cathedral itself I walked over to this ruin of
Christchurch Greyfriears was bombed during WWII, but has been turned into a public garden ... a haven of peace in a busy part of London.


From there I walked to see the cathedral itself. Sadly I didn't pay to go in - in 1986, Tim & I had been to a service there to celebrate my school's 450th anniversary, so I have good memories of my last visit.


From here I walked down to The Millenium Bridge, and over the river.


I said when I went to London I would miss seeing James this time - but I did see
The Globe was reconstructed in 1997 not far from where the original had been, the home of Shakespeare's acting.



And, so sadly, time to make my way to Victoria, and thus back to Exeter. It may have been brief, but I had fun on my travels around London.

28th-Nov-2012 11:21 am (UTC)
Thank you for the lovely photos and commentary. I'd love to visit some day and see these beautiful places in person.
28th-Nov-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
I am glad that you have enjoyed "our" trip around London. You come and visit I will travel up and show you some of the highlights.
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28th-Nov-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
It was a fun trip - even though Lizzie2 didn't invite me over!
28th-Nov-2012 01:00 pm (UTC)
St Pauls is amazingly beautiful. Our churches are never like this. Well, at least, the ones I've seen. We have a huge church close to where we lived a few years back. When it was being built, we thought it was a sports arena. They couldn't put a spiral on top because of a landing strip near by. That's how huge this church is and it's very ugly.

This is the outside of the church:

This is an area inside of it:
prestonwood baptist inside

James would be thrilled to perform at The Globe. It's amazing how your building have survived the times.

Edited to correct coding on photos.

Edited at 2012-11-28 01:04 pm (UTC)
28th-Nov-2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
The outside of the Church really looks like a sports arena ... although the inside is better ... but more of a lecture theatre style.

Oh yes, James would love to be in The Globe ... I would have paid to go in then!
28th-Nov-2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
I want so much that I go there!:)
28th-Nov-2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
London is so special - come over!!
29th-Nov-2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all the pictures. London is extremely photogenic.
30th-Nov-2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
It is great - and so much history.
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