The London adventure – Part 4

Posted on October 9, 2019


Thank goodness Mr. Ken is the photographer in the family. Otherwise, you’d all be seeing pictures of pavement and sky. I blame it on my lack of spatial awareness.

1. Love of monarchy.

As the citizen of a pure democracy (well, more or less “pure”), I don’t completely get the concept of a monarchy. It was so interesting talking with Londoners about their city. To a person, they all love the monarchy. I think it has something to do with the love of history and tradition, which I can certainly understand.

princess diana memorial gate

Princess Diana holds a very special place in the hearts of the British people.

Ken and I happened to be in London at the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, August 31. There were many, many tributes to her at this gate, which is right outside of Kensington Palace.

princess diana memorial fountain

Another beautiful and touching sight was the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. It was so inspiring to see so many kids enjoying themselves in this fountain. Princess Diana would have been happy since she loved children.

millenium bridge london

nancy near st paul cathedral

2. Millenial Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

London is a fascinating mix of the old and the new. One place where this is particularly evident is at the Millenial Bridge, which was built in 2000. You can walk over this bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral, which was designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675.

ken in london phone booth

3. The classic red phone booths.

Mr. Ken just had to have his picture taken in one of the iconic red phone booths. It is a good thing he did, since these institutions are slowly disappearing. One near us in Notting Hill, had a notice saying, “Because this phone booth gets very little use, it will be taken down.” Um, don’t they count the tourist pictures and not the phone calls? 🙂