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London and Stonehenge


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Requisite "We're in England" selfie.

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Inside Westminster Hall. This is the only room at the Palace of Westminster where photography is allowed.

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Angels in the architecture of Westminster Hall

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Henry VIII is known to have played tennis inside Westminster hall and ancient tennis balls have been found in the rafters. (Not Henry in the foreground but I think he might pass)

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Cafe in a lower level of Parliament

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Union Jack flying from Victoria Tower. A sight to stir the heart of even a jetlagged Yank.

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St. Steven's Entrance to Parliament used by those attending debates or committee meetings. The tower above the interior entrance was designed to provide a ventilation route for smoke from interior fireplaces.

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Statue of Richard I with the Peer's Entrance to the right.

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The North Transept to Westminster Abbey, across the street from Parliament

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Richard I, the Lionhearted

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Not the title of an adult movie. The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, generally shortened to Black Rod, is an official of Parliament responsible for administration and security. Also sprach Wikipedia.

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The Centennial Wheel (London Eye) from Victoria Park

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View down the Thames from the Lambeth Bridge.

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Western Facade of Westminster Abbey, site of the coronation of English monarchs since 1066. Over 40 served.

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Shot from the river

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Morning ride on the Thames

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I christen thee the concertina.

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I think they call this the cheese grater.

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