My Favorite Place in London

In my last two posts, I wrote about the City of London. To see the buildings and streets while riding bus 15 takes you quickly to Kings Cross Station and Trafalgar Square. The National Gallery of Art and the National Portrait Gallery is there for all to see for free. The first museum is vast, and to be able to […]

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A Guided Tour in the City of London

A mixture of old and new architecture As I was travelling to London alone this spring, I enjoyed taking part in guided walks. One was about Christopher Wren’s churches, and the other was about architecture and history of the City of London in the same area around St. Paul’s Cathedral. The way this square mile is governed is far beyond […]

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The Verdun Memorial Bench

The Verdun Memorial Bench at Kew Gardens It could be so that many Kew Garden visitors choose to take a rest at this memorial bench without realising the meaning of it. Hope and Remembrance It immediately caught my eye as something extraordinary, and a carved inscription beneath the seat tells the story that the wood comes from an acorn found […]

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Kew Gardens in London

Kew Gardens Founded in 1848, the Key Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage site. King George III was more interested in gardens and Botanic issues than the American Revolutionary War. The London Key Gardens are old Royal gardens with the world’s largest samples of plants. It’s as much a place for scientific studies than it is a botanic garden. A few […]

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