Trip Pictures – Part 2

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Cimetiere Montparnasse (a beautiful graveyard in Paris)

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Luxembourg Gardens in Paris

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At the restaurant “Polidor”, we had the classic French dish, Boeuf Bourguignon.

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Notre Dame

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The Louvre – finally, a museum that allows photography!

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The actual buildings that made up the Louvre were almost as beautiful as the art they held.

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This massive painting was my favorite of all the works I saw in the Louvre.

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The Mona Lisa

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At the Warner Brothers’ Harry Potter Studio Tour, we saw many of the massive, intricate sets used in the films. Diagon Alley was one of my favorites.

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The Great Hall

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All of the dozens of headmasters’ portraits in Dumbledore’s study were painted in oils by professional artists.

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The British Museum

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I love the fact that, in Europe, museums rarely rope off their pieces of art. I was able to get extremely close to some of the ancient Egyptian artifacts.

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The British Museum was originally the private library of King George III. Many of the shelves are still filled with old books. I confess that I often ran past the ancient artifacts on display to read the titles of the books. 🙂

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One of the most amazing shops I’ve ever been in – Thomas Farthing Formal Wear. They had stacks of hats, ties, bow ties, socks, suits, and shoes; all extremely high quality and very classy.

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Windsor Castle, home of the royal family

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A beautiful building in the lovely town of Bath

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The quaint village of Lacock was one of my favorite places in England. Many of the houses dated back to the 1100’s!

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At least two houses in Lacock had an old army jeep parked out in front – that’s my idea of stylish transportation!

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Stonehenge was much smaller than I expected, but still amazing.

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At Stonehenge, the light was absolutely perfect for shadow pictures. 😉

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We ate lunch at The Eagle and Child – meeting place of the Inklings, a group of writers including J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
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During our fantastic day trip to Oxford, we visited one of the university’s colleges, Christchurch.

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We enjoyed a fantastic tour of C.S. Lewis’s home, The Kilns.

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I could just imagine Lewis sitting at his writing desk, putting the finishing touches on Prince Caspian or Mere Christianity

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Less than a 5 minute walk from the Kilns was the quiet little cemetery where Lewis and his brother Warnie are buried.

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We ate breakfast at Speedy’s, next to the filming location for the BBC series “Sherlock.”

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Every Tintin-lover’s dream!

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Trafalgar Square

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We walked through the beautiful field that was the site of the momentous Battle of Hastings.

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Hastings had some impressive ruins that we got to explore.

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On the very day before we left England, we had our first official tea – cream tea, to be exact. It was heavenly!

5 thoughts on “Trip Pictures – Part 2

    • 😀 I’m glad you liked them! We didn’t get to see St. Bart’s, but I did definitely think about it. It was so cool to think that Cumberbatch and Freeman actually were there! Makes me want to squeal like a little girl. 🙂 Oh, and yes, the Kilns was incredible!!

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