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Friday, November 21, 2014

Last Day in London

Hullo! On our last few days in London, the weather wasn't too bad. Today we are going to find a needle in a haystack... or at least a needle along the embankment. That sounds like quite a task but Mama says it's Cleopatra's Needle, so it must be beary important!

On our way there, we passed by the Opera House... beary grand...

It was nice to see the sun out. It was early enough that the crowds weren't out though!

It's all decorated for Christmas!!

Do you recognize this place?? Probably not - it looks beary different without hordes of people. It's Covent Garden!!

I came to say goodbye to Paddington Bear... He's such a polite bear, always tipping his hat.

The reindeer on the sleigh looks like he has a friend in the clouds! Is it a little bear on skies?

Wow... those sure are big Christmas baubles!
 

And huge candy canes too!

On our way to the embankment, we passed by a couple of theatres. This one was playing The Lion King!!! Now why didn't we go to that??

 And that one was showing Mamma Mia!!

 Of course, we passed a Starbucks along the way...

And a cute little chapel in behind the Savoy Hotel...

Alright... we are here. And we're supposed to find a needle??

Hmmm... this statue has funny hieroglyphics on it. I'll ask this nice lion if he's seen any needles lying around.

Gulp... not a lion!!! It's a Sphinx!!

He told me to look up... look way, way up... (that sounds like the Friendly Giant!).

Ohhh... up... and way way up....

It's an obelisk! That's Cleopatra's Needle. I sure hope she didn't have to sew with that. And it's not Obelix... but obelisk... I have to remind Mama about that... she apparently was raised on Asterix and Obelix!

 Well... there we go... a bit of the old and new in London. It was a beary cool trip and now I am looking forward to being home!!

13 comments:

  1. Those are some great shots of London Sandy, and it looks like you're keeping warm with your beary spiffy leather jacket! Hope you have a great return trip!

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    1. Thanks guys! It was a lot of fun and I'm beary glad I got to see the poppies around the Tower.

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  2. What a fun trip. I bet Spooky is looking forward to seeing you again

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  3. I bet Rascal is happy to see you as well. Don't want to leave any one out

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    1. Oh well... Rascal usually has her nose out of joint for a day and then caves in and comes for cuddles.

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  4. What a lovely story, I really enjoyed it, hope you had a great time, & will remember it forever, safe trip home, alex xx

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  5. Oh wow!!! Some super photos there!! Hope you enjoyed your trip here.....

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    1. It was a super-duper great trip Beanie! I wish I had figured out the Paddington Trail sooner... would have been cool to track down the Sherlock Holmes Bear!

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  6. Glad you are having a great trip Sandy! Have a safe trip back to Canada.

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