I wanted to take the time to honor and thanks the Veterans today. Today is the day of the Armistice. It was signed between Germans and the Allies if the World War I. The Armistice was signed in the city of Compiegne in France. The war stopped officially at 11 am on the eleven hour of the eleven day of the eleven month in the year of 1918.
I took this photo at the National World War II Memorial in DC.
I left Washington Dc ( Dulles airport) on a Friday evening , and landed at Heathrow Airport on Saturday morning. From Heathrow I went directly to my hotel in Victoria, via bus. I took a quick shower and started my journey through the city, walking it!
Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St Paul, London Bridge and then Tower Bridge. I walked so many miles, took so many photos! I was so exhausted by the time I was back at the hotel that evening, that I skipped dinner and went directly to bed.
I spent all day wondering, how will I edit my photos, from my recent trip to England and France? How does one go back through each photo?
I think, sometimes this is where I feel like I do have a gift, I tell stories with photos and not words.
So here is my first photo!
Here is my first photo from Noirmoutier….I can still smell the salt.
I will have a full 24 hours in London, so I will leave the hotel early morning and walk the streets of London. The last time I was there I was 14 years old.
I will leave the very modest hotel to head to Westminster Abbey, then to Big Ben, then Piccadilly Circus, Royal Opera House, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace.
It will take the all day for sure to do that, google map says 2 hours, but taking photos, enjoying the scenery, and the history will take us all day.
I am so looking forward to do it all! If we can be lucky assisting to a church service in Saint Paul would be a delight, and of course trying to plan to see the “releve de la guarde”
I will try to keep blogging while away, posting iPhone photos, as I know my middle daughter read my blog these days.
It will be a short 24 hours lay over, stay tuned for our journey!
I actually did not know all the history behind Fort Ross. I did not even know that Alaska belonged at one point to the Russians.
It was fascinating to learn so much about how the Russian came to Fort Ross, the Russian settlements, and the farming at the fort. If you are interested go check out the website at the link below:
Here are couple of photos I took on the ground of the Fort.