December 14, 2012

England Photos + Have a Great Weekend

Regent Street, London dressed up for Christmas. Looks like it was taken from a fairytale book. Don't you think?
London Oxford Street Christmas decorations.
St. James's Park is a beautiful park in the City of Westminster, Central London- the oldest of the Royal Parks of London.

We got back from England last week after a dreamy couple of weeks visiting our friends in Plymouth.
And I'm realizing...
how little I saw of London and Plymouth when I was there, once again. I wish I could beam myself right back there!
Coming back from vacation and getting back to your normal routine is always hard.
Quite frankly, the trouble is transitioning from holiday mode-to go back to work status.

So, I'm finally officially back in action on my blog and I'm excited to catch up with all your blog posts and comments.
Here are a few London and Plymouth photos, if you'd like to see.
Looking east from the Blue Bridge on St. James's Park Lake.

The beautiful colours of Autumn or Fall actually light up the lovely lake. I keep gazing at this picture, which I took in late November, and I'm still savouring those beautiful Autumn red and gold colours, reflected in the still water of the lake.
St. James's Park, Central London.
A cozy Tea Room in Plymouth Barbican. 
The beautiful little harbour of Plymouth Barbican.
Delicious Devon Pasties. The Traditional Steak Pasty is a firm favourite with locals and a favourite of mine as well.You simply can't visit Devon without eating a pasty.
The Plymouth Centre on a rainy evening.
Plymouth at dusk.
 One rainy afternoon in Plymouth.
Drakes' Circus-The Plymouth Mall.
Plymouth on a cold November day.

Oh boy, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! How was your week? Do you have your Christmas tree up and stockings hung yet?


My dears, I hope you have a fabulous weekend! xx

P.S. Sorry I am so late in posting this!

P.P.S. More photos to follow.

Update: I just heard the news about the Connecticut shooting...my heart breaks. Our prayers and sympathies go out to all who suffered from a needless tragedy today.

66 comments:

Hilary said...

Welcome back, Betty! Your photos are just wonderful. I especially love the night shots.. all lit up and looking fabulous.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wow! Wonderful series!

Willkommen said...

Beautiful shots!
Have a nice weekend
Crissi

Anaximandro said...

Un recorrido muy completo ... y sabroso.
Un abrazo.

Dennis Evans said...

Your pictures show a love for the many aspects of a place, and you have such a good eye for interesting things, as well as the beautiful. It is nice to hear from you.

Shaun Gibbs said...

Im so glad i can call this place home. A nice cheeky shot of the London eye in that look across the lake.
Beautiful images, glad you enjoyed your visit.

Mari-Pi-R said...

Buen regreso a tu espacio.
Las fotos de Plymouth maravillosas, me gustaría conocer esta ciudad.
Un abrazo

Ξανθή said...

Καλά Χριστούγεννα!!!
Την ίσια φωτογραφία από τη Regent st έχουν ανεβάσει και τα παιδιά μου.
Φιλάκια Πολλά

TexWisGirl said...

no apologies necessary! looks like a wonderful autumn / christmasy trip! beautiful water reflections. i love the baked goods, too. you could keep the mall all to yourself, though. :)

Pedro Luis López Pérez (PL.LP) said...

Preciosas Imágenes y Grandes momentos.
Merry Christmas and Happy Year 2013!
Hugs and kisses.

Sylvia K said...

So good to see you back online, Betty! No need for apologies!! I'm just glad you had such a great trip!! Wonderful captures! It does look as though you had a great time and I'm SO happy for you!! Thanks for sharing the fun! Have a great weekend and a very Merry and Joyful Christmas!!

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas!! beijos,tudo de bom no fim de semana!chica

Sandra said...

OH NO, not back to work! these photos are wonderful. i love that red boat shot. and the TREE in the Plymouth centre and TREE in saint James. gorgeous trees, my favorite shot is the first one and anyone reading this if you did not enlarge that photo please do now. it is AWESOME..

Kelly said...

Gorgeous photos today, Betty!! I love London!

It's me said...

Beautiful Engeland pictures Darling ......love Ria....welkome home....xxx...

Bitch said...

First welcome back on blog road, dear Betty!!

Maybe you are born to STAY in beautiful London (?).
I can feel your pain!!

Beautiful shots from a lovely country!!

I feel with you.
Greetings from Greece...♥♥

Bitch said...

Thank you Sandra for your tip!!
Beautiful shot of Christmas at Regent Street...

Bob Bushell said...

I hope you had a special holiday, we did miss you.

Mark said...

Very nice! I have never been there, looks beautiful, thanks for sharing. Seeing England is now on my list.

Betty Manousos said...

shaun gibbs, hello and welcome!
thanks so much:)

Betty Manousos said...

sandra, you make me blush...thank you! xo

Angel Corrochano said...

Siempre es un placer ver tu trabajo, destila color y alegría, sensacional siempre, mi amiga.
Por cierto, esos dulces tienen una muy buena pinta!!!
Un cordial saludo

eileeninmd said...

Betty, what a lovely trip. I enjoyed your photos, England is a wonderful country to visit. Thanks for sharing and I will look forward to seeing more. Have a great weekend!

Leovi said...

Exquisite pictures, I like the softness and lightness that transmit those wonderful cityscapes of London. Un abrazo.

DIMI said...

Yέροχες φωτογραφίες Μπέττη!Μάς έλειψες!Πολύ θά ήθελα νά επισκεφτώ τό πανέμορφο Λονδίνο!!Καλό Σ/Κ γλυκειά μου!Νά περνάς πάντα έτσι όμορφα!Φιλιά!
Dimi..

Ms. A said...

These are all gorgeous, but for some reason, the harbor shot is my favorite!

I haven't done a single thing toward Christmas. Zip, zilch, nada.

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

In London christmas are celebrated more than Greece.Christmas is a good period for visiting England.I wish you travel again.

Riot Kitty said...

I am so jealous! And amazed that you had clear skies at least for that first shot.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh,I love those beautiful Christmas decorations. The reflections are gorgeous as well. Have a great weekend.

ritsa said...

Welcome back! You've been missed.
Delicious pictures as always!!!:o)

dianne said...

Welcome back dear Betty, your photos are wonderful, so many beautiful scenes, I wish I could 'beam' myself over there for Christmas.
Hugs
xoxoxo ♡

Cloudia said...

Smashing!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Welcome back! The photos are all so stunning. Definitely looks like a fairy tale! I'd love to spend an afternoon in that cozy tea room :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Wow ! St. James's Park ! beautiful indeed !

....Petty Witter said...

Wonderful photographs as always. I'd love to be able to meet up the next time you visit.

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Nancy Claeys said...

Looks like the weather was beautiful for your trip. Such a pretty place. :)

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Betty;
Excelentes fotografias de Natal....
Cumprimentos

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Wow, those photos are postcard perfect. I'm so glad you had a great getaway, Betty.

Hugs.
xoRobyn

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michael said...

Love your photos of London!!!
welcome back!:-)

Holly said...

Your photos are so BEAUTIFUL! Amazing! I especially love the park picture. Looks like it should be printed in an art gallery.

Lynn said...

Welcome back! I'm so glad you had a lovely time. It looks positively magical.

imac said...

2 Beautiful places in the UK, Did you get to go round the Hoe? in plymouth - where the ferris wheel is??

anilkurup said...

You have picked up the enchanting winter and Xmas air in your pics. The outdoor ones especially of the st James and Westminsite rlooks lovely

Jesús said...

Bellas fotos, con ese bonito colorido navideño.

Saludos.

sergio celle said...

...hello Betty, welcome home. We missed you. But I think they do a nice trip like yours, it was really great. And maybe you would have gladly remained other days. Here with me (Imola) last week dropped the snow. I admired all your extraordinary photographs and some moved me. I also wish you a happy weekend. An arm from Sergio.

ladyfi said...

What fairy tale shots!

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Betsy Adams said...

Welcome back, Betty. I have missed you. But--it seems as if you had a marvelous time. Love seeing all of the pictures.

Yes, the Connecticut tragedy has been so hard for all of us...

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures from London and Plymoth. I really enjoyed them, even if they do make me wish I could go back. Good luck in your transition to back-to-work-mode.

Leovi said...

Very nice atmosphere with these Christmas decorations on the streets of London, great photos. Abrazos.

Giga said...

Ozdoby świąteczne są bajeczne, a zdjęcia świetne. Pozdrawiam.
Christmas decorations are fabulous and great photos. Yours.

Diane AZ said...

Lovely England photos, Betty, thank you so much for sharing! The park, harbor and nighttime scenes are incredibly beautiful. :)

A Cuban In London said...

I love, love, love your photos. They make me feel so proud to live in this great city.

Greetings from London.

Ricardo Miñana said...

Hola Betty, muy bonitas las imagenes
navideñas, gracias por compartir.
ya llegan estas fechas tan entrañables
que la ilusión llame a la puerta
de tu hogar, 'felices fiestas!.
un abrazo.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Oh my word is that ever beautiful there!

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Blond Duck said...

As long as you're having fun!

Unknown Mami said...

Stunning photographs. I would love to try a pasty, looks like an empanada.

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A Beer for the Shower said...

Those are absolutely beautiful. I've always wanted to see England. Thanks for stopping by, and we're glad we got a chance to discover your blog!

ANRAFERA said...

Bonito lugar, preciosas fotografías. Se acerca la Navidad, espero disfrute de ellas.
Un cordial saludo.
Ramón

Gloria said...

Love these pictures1!!

ritsa said...

It seems you had a great time in London. Your pictures are truly stunning!

A hug.