Friday, July 22, 2011

Wandering Through Town - Day 7, Part 2

Ironically the city tried to take out these iconic red phone booths, and people threw a fit. Not surprising since the tourists can't help but take pictures with them every time we visit town.

The British Library is home to six million volumes and over 180 miles of shelving. My little heart gets so excited just being near so many amazing books. Nessa and a very naked Isaac Newton
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, anybody? This is the outside of St. Pancras, the resort, the station, etc, etc. Wouldn't mind staying here someday - after all, the library is just around the corner.
Look at those smiles? My mom gets giddy around Kensington Palace - maybe it's because it was once home to Princess Diana and my mom like most women who got married in the early 80's and had kids when Diana had her kids, feels a soul sister kinship. Maybe it's because one of my parents' first European adventures was to London years ago. Who knows? But she is one happy camper and those gardens really are that exquisite.

This is the closest we can get to the Palace right now while it's under construction in preparation for the Olympics. Once Prince William is finished with his Royal Air Force duties, he and Kate are planning to move into this beautiful place.

Seriously - she's so happy. You should see the one's that didn't make the cut.

Harrods is always a great idea - the store is thousands of square feet of luxury goods. You can get everything from a Burberry trench coat to a new set of stationary to a rotisserie chicken. While we were wandering through the food and wine department, we passed Bobby Flay and his wife Stephanie March.
Jenessa was given a miniature version of one of these bears when we visited London in 2000. Look at them all grown up.

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