More Sights in the City of London

#Two in a series on the City of London The city of London was built on the original Roman London and nearly destroyed twice. The first time in 1666 during the Great Fire and next during the Blitz in WWII. I believe most tourists go to this area to see St Paul’s Cathedral or The Monument; I recommend to walk around […]

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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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A Run around at the Thames

Last Monday I spent most of the day at Key Gardens in Richmond London to see the cherry trees blossom and what else they offered to see at the Royal Gardens. I will make a separate post on that later as it was an overwhelming sight. As a young Danish woman, I went to London as soon as I had […]

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Glimpse of Spring in London

I longed for spring, so I am a trip to London only a short flight journey from Denmark. My husband should have been with me but suddenly needs a Bypass operation. I was on a similar trip alone in 1978, and since then we have been here together many times after the nest was empty. My computer is left behind […]

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