It’s All In The Details

September 16, 2011

I think I’ve mentioned in previous posts that so many of the buildings in the UK are really quite spectacular and that’s very true, it’s also true that there is considerable British influence in many of the older buildings and homes in Sydney and many capital cities in Australia. It’s easy to see where our heritage lies simply by driving around some of the older areas of Sydney.

What has really impressed me however about so many of the buildings we’ve seen in England, London in particular, has been the detail and intricate and ornate nature of the buildings. it’s also impressive to see such a large influence from ancient Rome as well, something I had not realised before.

Rather than go on with telling you about it all, I’ll post photos instead.

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Time in the UK

September 13, 2011

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When we flew from Singapore for London, we knew we had a long 13 hour flight ahead of us so I decided to take a sleeping pill and pass the majority of it in sleep which meant I slept 11.5 of the 13 hr flight which was fabulous. I also needed the rest so that my back didn’t cause me grief for the entire flight.

We arrived at Heathrow airport at about 5am and we had to catch the underground train – ‘The Tube’ – to High St Kensington which is where our hotel was and we only had to make a short walk from the station to the hotel, thank goodness…it’s always a pain dragging luggage around. We were able to store our luggage at the hotel but we couldn’t check in until about 2pm…we arrived at the hotel a little before 8am and we didn’t want to waste the day by sitting around in the lobby, so we got a bus to Victoria St Station which is where all the buses and trains are centred and it’s where all the tour companies have their bases. We thought the best thing to do with our day was spend it looking around as our time was limited and already pretty much booked out.

We got a 48hr hop on/ hop off bus ticket that gave us a commentaried tour around all the main sites of London and we could get on and off wherever we wanted to and see any site that appealed Continued…

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