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Christine’s London – May 2014

 

As an American of Ukrainian extraction, Christine had a mental list of the things she wanted to see; many generated by the Brit- coms she had seen on public TV. She brought with her, her Ukrainian sympathies and even danced, I am told, a Ukrainian folk dance in the Brick Lane restaurant the family took her to. Her one disappointment was to miss Winston Churchill’s war room–our packed schedule never allowed us to be there in time. She loved the Pubs and the historical plaques.

Here,  then, is a tourist’s eye view of the City centre:

Click on the pictures for detail

Selfridges was a must . . .

Selfridges was a must . . .

 

. . .   stunning window displays . . . .

. . . stunning window displays . . . .

 

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London pubs

London pubs

 

  . . .  historical plaques  . . .

. . . historical plaques . . .

 

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Protest . . . .

Protest . . . .

 

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Ukrainian Flag

Ukrainian Flag

 

Signing up

Signing up

 

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre

 

Groundling

Groundling

 

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Big Ben

Big Ben

 

Another Pub . .

Another Pub . .

 

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Plaques in St. Paul's church- Covent Garden

Plaques in St. Paul’s church- Covent Garden

 

 . .  . more Pubs

. . . more Pubs

 

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Blue cock in Trafalgar Square

Blue cock in Trafalgar Square

 

Changing of the Guard . . . .

Changing of the Guard . . . .

 

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Sherlock's' flat in Baker Street

Sherlock’s’ flat in Baker Street

 

 . . . I'll just see if he is in . .

. . . I’ll just see if he is in!

 

I will follow with two more posts to complete the London visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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