April 29, 2011

London, Cheers! + Have an Amorous Weekend


Congratulations, Will and Kate!



Aah, I remember last November. I made plans to spend my vacation at home, but God had other plans
A good friend of mine called me to invite me to go and spend a few days in England. So, off to London I went.
This was not my first time in London but I remember I squealed with delight.
Not only was I going to visit one of the most magnificent cities in the world, but I was also going to meet with my good friend and spend as much time with him as I possibly could.
O here are a few London photographs, if you'd like to see.


The River Thames flows through southern England. It is so fascinating at dawn.


Jubilee Walkway.

The Victoria Memorial is a memorial to Queen Victoria. This sculpture stands in the centre of the Queen's Gardens in front of Buckingham Palace.


Buckingham Palace.


Westminster Abbey.

St. James's Park in Westminster, central London; the oldest of the Royal Parks of London. The park has a small lake, with two islands.
A bridge across the lake affords a view of Buckingham Palace framed by trees and fountains.





So I found myself in London and I loved it; it was warm and sunny.
I spent about fifteen days or so visiting all of my favourite spots and sights; seriously, what could be better than fifteen days in London with your good friend.
It was the best thing ever!
Overall the journey was totally fascinating.

Cheers, my darlings! hope you have a delightful, amorous weekend! xx

 More London photographs here and here .

 (Top photo via )

61 comments:

Red Nomad OZ said...

London seems a long, long way away when you're downunder here in OZ like me! But those pix sure make it look appealing!!

Have a wonderful weekend!! Yeah, it's already Friday night here ...

imac said...

You captured the City wonderfully my friend.
Glad you enjoyed your stay in the UK.

David Allen Waters said...

your photos are stunning as always dear friend.

Have a wonderful weekend

Susan Deborah said...

Well, Betty, the whole world was watching some of the scenes from your pictures, today. I see this as a tribute to the royal wedding.

Woohoo.

Joy always,
Susan

texwisgirl said...

thanks for sharing those lovely views so i don't have to watch any of the footage of 'the' wedding today. :)

Gary said...

At the risk of offending other European visitors to my blog, I think London is the penultimate of the European cities that I have seen. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sandra said...

and kate and will had a warm sunny day like yours to get married. i watched it all and loved every minute of the pomp and circumstance. especially the horse drawn carriage and the calvary

blueviolet said...

You're so lucky to be able to travel like that. I hope to get there one day.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

yes!! susan deborah, i consider this post as a tribute to the royal wedding. xx

KikiMo said...

Yay!

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amiga!

Imagens muito lindas, imponentes!!!!
Tenha um lindo dia!!!

Bom fim de semana!
Muita paz e saúde!
Beijinhos.

°º♫
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•*• ♫° ·. Brasil

Bobbi said...

Those are wonderful pictures!

After watching the wedding this morning and now seeing your pictures, I definitely want to go to London now!

Rui Pires said...

Beautiful photos of London, is a fantastic city.


Thank you for your attention ...

Rui Pires - OLHAR D'OURO

Ms. A said...

Would love to see it, but it's so far away and involves long distance flying. That rules me out. Lovely pics.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Betty, Too bad you couldn't be in London today to see the Royal Wedding... Kate's dress was gorgeous...

Great pictures from a beautiful place... I'd love to go to London someday... I want to see Westminster Abbey. (I have a thing for the big beautiful churches and cathedrals.)

Thanks for sharing your wonderful visit.
Hugs,
Betsy

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic timing of your gorgeous London pictures. I enjoyed each and every one!

George said...

I was fortunate enough to spend several days in London several years ago, and your photos brought back many memories. Thanks for sharing your visit with us.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

These are beautiful shots, and it's so relieving to see photos of London without the newlywed royal couple! Thanks, Betty.
Have a wonderful weekend, friend.
xoRobyn

Kelly said...

London is one of my favorite cities. Thanks for sharing these photos, Betty!!

Ms.Wasteland said...

Love the photos! (As usual!) I've never been to London but I would like to visit someday.

Fábio Martins | Fotografia said...

Pictures with the monuments and statues are very beautiful!
Great sellection

Dulce said...

Ah I love London
Beautiful pics!

Nevine said...

I set my alarm and woke up bright and early this morning so I could watch the wedding live... and your beautiful photos come at just the right time!

I join you in wishing the royal couple a happy marriage.

Have a lovely weekend, my dear!

Nevine

Randy said...

What amazing photos. I so want to visit there one day.

Mike said...

Great captures.. hope you enjoyed yesterday!

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Pero que buenas son las fotos que nos has dejado. Como siempre un placer haberme pasado por tu espacio.

Saludos y un abrazo.

diane b said...

Love your visit to London. You have a very interesting camera eye.

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

I am not so excited about this weeding.Many millions of euros spent to this wedding and London nowadays has difficult economic times.There are much important issues than this.
Anyway,London is a nice country.Unfortunately,I haven't been there yet.This visit deserves!It seems you had a nice time there!Have a relaxing weekend.

David L Macaulay said...

I;llbe back there in August - can't wait. Have a great weekend, Betty

ladyfi said...

What great shots of London. I don't usually visit the city when I'm in the UK - but perhaps I should...

Pat Tillett said...

I've never been to London. Your beautiful photos really make me want to go! Hope you are having a good weekend!

Pat said...

Love the photos! I watched the wedding and that it was wonderful!

ANRAFERA said...

Felicitaciones por este estupendo reportajes. Gracias por estas detallistas tomas e información.
Un cordial saludo.
Que tengas un estupendo fin de semana.
Ramón

Momma Fargo said...

Have a great weekend, Betty! Very beautiful pics. A big day for the media for the big wedding!

Lifebeginsat30ty said...

I think you should visit london again and spend time with some of your blogger friends ;)

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the pictures. Beautiful. Hope to get there some day. It's on the bucket list

Luzia said...

Oh wow, what an exciting trip! You should do it again;-)) Hugs from Luzia.

Hilary said...

London has got to have some of the world's best architecture and you've captured it so well. Sounds like you had a great time. :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I think of all the hoopla over the wedding of the decade, I really really liked Pippa's gowns best! Both for the wedding AND the after ceremony party.

What a treasure filled post...all are super great!! Very enjoyable today. Very much so.

Thanks for stopping by yesterday. Here's my link for today if you'd care to stop by and say 'howdy'!!

Sand, Surf, and Shadows

wenn said...

lovely! I want to visit London one day!

Ciccia said...

Gorgeous pictures, it was like taking a tour of London, I haven't been there in about 10 years! We watched the wedding here on TV through Sky Italia, so impressive! I loved the dress Kate wore, and Pippa's one was splendid. I found you through my friend rednomadoz and I'm following you from Trapani, Sicily. You would find lots of places to photograph here, that's for sure:) starting with the gorgeous view from Mount Erice.

EG Wow said...

London is such a wonderful cit. I think many of us felt like we were there this weekend. :))

Melissa B. said...

Love your Superior Snaps! London IS a lovely city, isn't it? Don't think I'd want to be in town for all the royal wedding hubbub, though. BTW, you and I have something in common...I'm featuring Wills and Kate today, too!!

EcoRover said...

Hi Betty, thanks for the good London memories (though have to say I've heard enough about the $30mill wedding--my partner was up at 1 in the a.m. to see it + constant coverage for the next two days...).

Pastor Dennis said...

Beautiful and serene shots of a world city, and the background for so much clamor and "news".

Bitch said...

London and its beautiful spots.
I can imagine your enthusiasm being there!!
Send you my warm hugs from Athens..

Rick said...

Beautiful shots of London, Betty - must have been quite the trip !

Never been there myself, but it's on my bucket list ;-)

Lynette said...

Stunning photography. Thank you for taking us on your trip;-)

The Blonde Duck said...

I've always wanted to go!

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Kimberley said...

You take the best photos!

»-(¯`v´¯)-» I LOVE THEM »-(¯`v´¯)-»

Thanks for sharing them with us!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Tuesday!

CIMPOACA LAURENTIU said...

wellcome back home :D
wonderful images as always

J Bar said...

What a wonderful collection of London photos.

Cloudia said...

cool post!

hope you feel better soon...





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Joop Zand said...

Lovely serie Betty..... nice work again.

Greetings, Joop

ritsa said...

Omg these pics are stunning!
London looks like an amazing city.

Hugs Ritsa

Emm said...

Betty, these photos are exquisite. I see these sites every day but you have made them absolutely magical. ♥

Leovi said...

A large number of London with magnificent frames. Truly beautiful.

michael said...

Great post and photos.

I'm going to London next month, and I can't wait!

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