Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Broading my view - London (Part 2)

Zara: I wish mummy or daddy holds me. This is boring and all I can see is people's rear end.
Epilogue II: I really wish that the CD is working properly

London is popular with museums. There are a lots of museums, mind ya, from free to fee entrance. I wish (yeah, the word is been abused, I know), Zara is not crying and we can look through every single item in tranquility.

The British Museum

The Science Museum...

Natural History Museum

Victoria and Albert's Gallery

Royal Albert Hall

'Open-air' Art Gallery

Museum of Bank of England

The historical place of 1st post mark in the world...

By Royal Mail, I guess..mmm

Besides that, London is also popular with parks. And one of the popular parks other than Hyde Park is...

Kensington's Garden.

Also flooded with all kind of monuments such as Wellington's Arc.

Events are countless, but my favorite of all is....(drum roll)

Changing of the Guard.

I did not expect many people come too see it..

But then I had to swim around people.

It disappointed a little bit as I expect they are going to wear the red coat, but hey it is WINTER!

Seeing them marching is spectacular, even tough the number of guards is small compared to any kind of marching we had during MERDEKA Day..Still, it was a great experience.

Just to note our route so that we won't get lost..

And one of the prestigious education institution is Imperial College London. Unfortunately I did not know where I put the picture of LSE and UCL, or else we can share.

Beautiful landmark which always mistakenly identified as London Bridge is actually Tower Bridge.

London Bridge is just normal bridge with the caption "London Bridge".

But anywhere I went, I saw neons and billboards indicating "SALE",

and "SALE",

and "SALE", especially here...

at Oxford Street but they said..

There is only one SALE aka at Harrods.

I went too..

And coming out smiling...(And my husband was grumbling, hehehe, I love you baby)

I even called my mom to talk about the crazy "SALE".

And at the end of the day, the most 'tired' is Zara for sitting and sleeping in her stroller. "I want to be carried, HELLO mom and dad".

But with her in the stroller we were forbidden from riding in this historical double decker. OUCH!

So, off we went to Manchester, heart broken. This time we really enjoy the technology, rapid train. (Is this correct? I am not sure cause in Spain it is called AVE = Alta Velocidad).

(Next to come: Manchester)

Monday, 29 December 2008

Broading my view - London (Part 1)

Some pictures just speak for themselves... and the CD where we burned those pictures really test my patience. "Darling, should we buy a new laptop?"

When we reached Luton Airport to return the car, my heart broke. I was so used to be with the car, but I have to realized that was only rented. Hope I don't miss it.

This was how we looked with some of the luggage. I still have the other one. Feel like an army.

At the underground, so cold, so not user friendly. Not like what we used to have in Barcelona. I could not imagine how much I will complain when we are back home for good. The public transportation is totally sucks!

London Eye! But also not user friendly for my neck.

Westminster Abbey. My husband was so engrossed with this building, it was uncountable how many pictures he took, with similar yet different angle.

Big Ben. (singing) Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck 1, the mouse ran down, Hickory Dickory Dock.

Better view of London Eye.

The Banqueting House and its history.

And the famous Trafalgar Square. I wish we came earlier so that we could see the lion speaks.

Let's go to Waterloo and jeng jeng jeng... Borne Ultimatum!

All red, but the main subject was not really happy. Posing half hearted, I supposed.

The London Walk in 2008, in 1666, there was a big fire and destroyed 4/5 of London.

The information on the above insert is totally true as I got it from Museum of London.

St. John's Cathedral.. (berapa banyak St John daaaa)

Bank Station

A busy day at Regent Street, where I had to swim around the people, pushing Zara's stroller.

What a good approach to attract clients to buy toys, "Welcome to Wonderland, where Santa prepares toys for next year Christmas".

"Help me!". I was drawn in the sea of people at Oxford street.

A theater ...

This was the least people I saw...

But still... pfff!!

I wish I could watch one of the plays.. like We will Rock You, or Billy Elliot...

Yet, have to satisfy myself by admiring the angel on top of the building

Hyde Park Corner. The picture is blur cause I want it to be. So sorry, I was testing my photographic skill.

Yummy, only that I don't have that sweet tooth.

Princess Diana' s memorial walk.

Winterland in Hyde Park

The mini London Eye