British Cabbie

Westminster, London, England

British Cabs are fun and unique!  They are called Black Cabs but some are brightly colored and some have ads on them.  This pink one is awesome!

Camera used: iPhone

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All Good Things Must End

London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, England

Well, sadly, all good things must come to an end, and so it was!  Time to return home.  So, I put my feet up and RELAXED as we waited for our flight.

Camera used:  iPhone

 

Watching Swans

East Molesey, England

After a nice walk around Hampton Court, I found a wonderful place to put my feet up and RELAX as I watched swans in the lake.

Camera used:  iPhone

Chimneys

East Molesey, England

On the top of Hampton Court Palace there are lots of chimneys.  Back in 1515 each room had to have a fireplace to keep the occupants warm, thus tons of chimneys.  I love the design of these chimneys!

Camera used:  iPhone

Flying Over England

Winkfield, England

I love how we can know where we are, when taking photos with our iPhones and their GPS.  Here we are flying over Winkfield, isn’t that a fun name!  From 30,000 feet you can see beautiful green England below!

Camera used:  iPhone

Olympics

Esher, England

When visiting family and the Olympics were on, this is how I watched them, HA! HA!  Feet up, RELAXING and ENJOYING grandchildren as they played WII Olympics (Summer not Winter).  It was so fun!!

Camera used:  iPhone

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Barn Owl

Hook, England

Simon was our falconer and he showed us a number of his birds.  It was amazing!  I loved this Barn Owl who was so aware of everything around us, but very gentle.  We were able to touch it’s very, very soft feathers.  I love the white feathers with the contrast of it’s very dark eyes.

Camera used:  Canon 50D

Red Telephone Box and Post Box

Seaford, England

One sees Telephone Boxes (although they are not used anymore) & Post Boxes all over England. After spending some time down on the beach at Seven Sisters, we came up the stairs to find them together.  They are so fun and quaint!

Camera used:  iPhone

Seven Sisters

Seaford, England

The Seven Sisters are a series of 7 chalk cliffs that site along the coast of the English Channel. They are along the same series of cliffs as the Cliffs of Dover, which are about 2 hours away.  We spent many hours here, walking along the waters edge, collecting shells and looking for fossils.  It was very cold and windy above, but once we descended the stairway to the beach, we were protected from the cold wind and it was very pleasant.

Camera used:  iPhone

Hampton Court

East Molesey, England

I have been to Hampton Court before, I love it’s gardens, but this winter day it was too cold to wander the gardens.  So, this time I went inside and it was very interesting!  Hampton Court is picturesque as it sits along the River Thames and it’s construction began in 1515 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, one of King Henry VIII’s favorites.  In 1529 when Wolsey fell from favor, King Henry VIII seized the palace for himself and later enlarged it.

Camera used:  iPhone

Relaxing at Hampton Court

Molesey, England

After walking around Hampton Court Palace, whose construction began in 1515, I decided it was time to put my feet up and RELAX and this was the perfect place, looking out over the lawn.

Camera used:  iPhone

Red-Tailed Hawk

Hook, England

We spent a wonderful day with a Falconer, looking at his birds and watching what they do.  Did you know that birds do not poop in their nests?  They find a tree and that becomes their poop tree and you know this because it is covered in white.  I thought that was amazing.  Each bird is unique and awesome to watch.  Here the Red-tailed Hawk is flying, I love taking photos of birds as they fly!

Camera used:  Canon 50D

English Countryside

Hook, England

The English Countryside is so pretty with it’s various shades of green and rolling hills. What a wonderful walk I had on this day!

Camera used:  Canon 50D

Bengor Eagle Owl

Hook, England

We spent sometime with a falconer, Simon and it was so enjoyable!  This owl was beautiful.  Abby, was raised by a 6 year old girl and she loves to cuddle. When she was on anyone’s arm (they had a thick glove on) she would move up close to their body.  It was fun to watch their interaction as she would look into their eyes.  Doesn’t she have beautiful eyes?!?!

Camera used:  Canon 50D

 

Kestrel

Hook, England

We went out into the English country and had a lovely time.  We were actually between Hook and Dogmersfield, in Hampshire.  We had a falconer, Simon who showed us his birds and what they do.  This Kestrel was so pretty!

Camera used:  Canon 50D

Horse and Duck

Hook, England

We went out into the countryside and saw lots of animals; cows, horses, ducks, and even some that we don’t know what they were. This duck and horse were drinking together when the duck decided to waddle away. So, I watched and at the right moment when he was between the horses legs, I snapped this photo.

Camera used: Canon 50D

Swimming

Hook, England

We went out into the country of England to Hook.  It was so pretty & lovely!  There we went swimming.  What a great place to put my feet up and RELAX as I watched family enjoy themselves in the pool!

Camera used:  iPhone

British Museum

London, England

This is so funny, we went into the British Museum and had a wonderful time looking at the Egyptian area, Roman area and then we went back downstairs and I noticed this beautiful ceiling thru some doors, so I went inside and wow, there was the entrance to the museum.  Maps, we wondered why there weren’t any maps.  We all laughed when we realized that we had only gone thru the entryway.  The British Museum is huge, we definitely need to go back and see so much more!

Camera used:  iPhone

Telephone Booths

Kingston, England

As we walked along the streets of Kingston, we came across these Telephone Booths.  So cool!  Great idea for Telephone Booths that we don’t use anymore!

Camera used:  iPhone

Black Panther

Esher, England

We just saw the most amazing, awesome, wonderful movie ever.  I would say that it just became my favorite Super Hero, Marvel Comics, movie of all times.  The story line, the acting, the feeling I left with, everything is wonderful!!  Have you seen it?  If yes, what are your thoughts, with no spoilers, please!  P.S. For those who haven’t seen it, stay thru the credits!

Camera used:  iPhone