We were just one week shy of celebrating Beth's birthday in England. But we celebrated here in the good old U.S. last night.
The Tower of London is full of history! This is the place where the life of Elizabeth I comes alive. Once a palace, today it is home of the crown jewels, which cannot be photographed. It is also the place where Sir Walter Ralegh and many more were held as prisoners.
Only the British can find a way to make a fire hydrant beautiful. This one is located in St. James' Park.
I know there is not much to look at here other than the chairs! You can rent these and just sit and talk with one another. It is a very social and friendly atmosphere.
The first afternoon we were in London we headed to St. James' Park where lots of people had cut out of work early and were relaxing in the warm sunshine. It was in the '70's in the city during the first couple of days of the trip.
This is one of my favorite photos. We had just arrived in London and after dropping off our bags in our room, we headed down the street where we ended up in St. James' Park near the Mall and not too far from the Palace.