Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Kensington Palace And The London Tower....Day Two

Today with the help of our trusty google maps program we set out to find Windsor Castle. Before long we found ourselves smack in the middle of a residential area when the map lady told us, "your destination is on the left." We looked over to see the words, "Windsor Castle" perched high above a closed restaurant. We had a laugh and decided on option number two.

Not What We Were Looking For

Since our hotel was close to Hyde Park and the famous Kensington Palace overlooks the park, we headed over to see it. Once inside we felt like royalty walking in the footsteps of so many members of the Royal Family who had been there. The interior is stunningly beautiful yet simple, pristine and stately. Before leaving we were sure to stop in the Royal Loo for a wee before heading outside in the misty, cool weather.

Queen Victoria

Kensington Palace

An Employee Explained....This Room Was Used To House
Large Guiled Gold Bird Cages With Song Birds While Pug Dogs Roamed Freely
It Was Like A Zoo Full Of Plants And Trees To Bring The Outdoors In

After lunch we took the subway to another part of the city to visit The Tower Of London.  Officially known as the home of Her Royal Majesty and fortress, this historic castle sits on the north bank of the River Thames in the central part of the city.

The Tower Of London

The Tower of London is home to The Royal Crown Jewels that are locked up securely by an army of guards. While I had absolutely NO idea what they were or what we were about to see, the collection is truly amazing. From crowns full of diamonds and gems to gold covered punch bowls big enough to bathe in, the jewel collection is used for coronations and royal gatherings. And while there are NO photos allowed I did manage to find some online taken by others.

A Moving Side Walk To View Some Crowns

The Tower Bridge.....Sometimes Referred to As London Bridge
Next To The London Towers, Is London tower Bridge In All It's Grandeur


London is a melting pot of various cultures, languages and type of people from all over the world. While British English is still the norm here there is also a vast array of other languages being spoken. From Spanish to Italian, Romanian to Polish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and more the city is alive with various cultures all living and working together.

Tomorrow we'll explore a bit more in morning before heading off to our last house sit here in England. Then we' re off to other parts of the United Kingdom for more fun.....along the gringo trail.

Terry and Clyde are able to "Travel The World House Sitting"  and so can you!  We have created a website to help people who want to learn about house sitting.    Information for both the prospective house sitter and for someone who needs a house sitter.

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