Photographic Memory

Posted by on June 14, 2013 in travels | Comments Off on Photographic Memory

So, I finally got around to pulling my London photographs off my camera yesterday.  Alas, I’m not a brilliant photographer, but I’m pleased with a few of them (and I’m looking forward to building a scrapbook with many, but that will be far in the future, if I follow my usual foot-dragging ways 🙂 ).  In any case, here are a few quick snaps that summarize our trip:

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We stayed just a few blocks from Parliament, which allowed us to walk through a lovely park near our hotel.  This neo-Gothic memorial, the Buxton Memorial Fountain, commemorates the abolition of slavery in England.

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Alas, not all our days were brilliantly sunny.  On this stroll through the gardens of Westminster Abbey, we wore raincoats to ward off the mist.  I didn’t care, of course, because I was in a cloister.  And I love cloisters — always have, always will.  Story ideas seem to lurk in the corners of cloisters…

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The one day when it *poured*, we stayed inside the British Museum — along with tens of thousands of our closest friends (a small subest of that horde pictured here…)

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Those human hordes are not to be confused with the animal ones that we encountered…  (These wire-sculpture baboons are at the Tower of London, representing the royal zoo that used to be on the grounds.)

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You never know when you’ll run into a friend…  Here’s author Christine Trent (and me, on the left) at the Tower of London.  I was standing in Sir Walter Raleigh’s study when I heard my name called — and there was Christine (on holiday, and researching the next of her incredible historical romances!)  Small world!

I’ll likely post more pics as I get them organized, but that’s all the torture for today 🙂