Restaurants and shops in the Dockland area. And our first dinner in London on this trip.
With some very threatening skies in the background.
Big Ben & London Eye
Interesting shot of the tower as seen through the wheel.
No idea what the fines would be for either feeding the birds or damaging the sign telling you not to feed the birds.
A View From the Palace
Even the Queen gets a view of the London Eye, although on a cold, rainy day like this one, she probably prefers to sit by one of the fire places in the Palace.
This duck in Kensington Gardens was giving me the evil eye while I was trying to take his picture.
Harrods can't have just ordinary toilets, right?
In Line to See the Queen
In the pouring rain, these ladies were dressed in their finest and lined up to get into Buckingham Palace. I can't imagine the role played by the gentleman with the rainbow umbrella wearing a kilt.
Only these small plaques on either side of the door announced the new club being readied for opening in the St. James section of the city.
This static sign was surrounds by all kinds of flashing neon on one side of Piccadilly Circus. I wonder what the new sign will be advertising.
Camden High Street
Every weekend on and around Camden High Street in London there is the most amazing marketplace with stall after stall of crafts, clothes, jewelry and lots more. This picture doesn't nearly capture the madhouse.
Learning the Language
These kids were visiting the Palace wearing matching jackets and carrying matching umbrellas declaring them to be part of a language learning program.
Harrods, one of the most famous stores in the world, has a food hall like many department stores in London. And what do they feature in their high class bakery?
View From On High
London as seen from the grounds of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. The ferris wheel at the right is not the Eye, it's the smaller Greenwich Wheel on the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College.
This is a bearded pig, a species I had never even heard of before. They were pretty active, rooting in the ground for food.
Towers and Sky
I like this image for the intricacies of the building but also for contrast of the gray, threatening skies.
While I think English schools have a summer break, there were lots of groups of kids all over the zoo the day I went, most of them in some kind of uniforms. Some even in coats and ties.
The baby warthog, Harry (in honor of wizard Potter), was born about two months earlier. Mother is at the right and dad was happily lounging in the mud even farther to the right.