|Standing on the south coast of England|
Without further ado, I'll let the photos tell the rest. (You can click on each one to embiggen for details.)
|Exeter, one of my favorite English towns|
|An odd sign outside a restroom. Turns out the blue light makes it hard to locate veins.|
|The beach in Exmouth. Green mossy stepping stones lead to tide pools.|
|Beach cliffs at Exmouth|
|Sunset in Lyme Regis|
|My friend Di standing on the Cobb in Lyme Regis. Fans of Jane Austen|
may recognize the Cobb from the novel Persuasion.
|Me staring up at the Wedding Gates in the Great Hall. They were built |
to commemorate the wedding of Charles and Diana, and they do look as welcoming
as that unfortunate marriage, don't they? Di calls them the Entrance to Mordor.
|The cloisters as Winchester Cathedral|
|The Jurassic Coast of England, |
showcasing beauty and millions of years of geologic history
|From our boat tour of the Jurassic Coast|
|Another dramatic shot of the rock stacks|
|Over a doorway in London|
|In a stall on Maltby Street|
|Maltby Street Market, a great place to grab gourmet street food|
|A Soviet propaganda poster in the Tate Modern:|
"The Butchers Are Torturing Ukraine! Death to the Butchers!"
|A lovely afternoon view from one of the many Thames bridges|
|The Black Friar pub, right near Blackfriars Bridge|
|On the wall of the Black Friar pub|
|Fleet Street, once famous as the journalism district|
|Ye Olde Cock Tavern|
(Nothing more need be said.)
|The poppy "river of blood" has progressively filled the moat surrounding the Tower of London.|
Poppies spill out of windows as well, artfully suspended on a wire support.
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|Obligatory London Bridge photo.|
|Our friends in Greenwich took us to this spot, where the remains of Christopher Marlowe lie.|
Marlowe was a contemporary of Shakespeare, and met a tragic and pointless end—
stabbed to death at the age of 29 years old, reputedly in a drunken fight.
|An amusing sign in Greenwich|
|This skull-and-crossbones on the gatepost of St. Nicholas's Church in Greenwich|
is said to be the inspiration of the "Jolly Roger" pirate flag. You can see why.
|This man, sitting near a statue of Peter the Great, was smoking a pipe while|
he tapped away at his iPhone with a stylus. It was like Hemingway had
spontaneously regenerated in the 21st century.
|Just a sweet couple in Greenwich Park. The park is 180 acres, a former|
hunting park, first enclosed in 1433. A huge, lush, green space
right in the middle of a teeming city.
|View of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, from the bottom of the hill|