Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Recap of my Recent Trip, part 2
On one of my days in London, I took a day trip along with my blogging friend Mo of Fresh Eyes on London to see a really famous pile of rocks located on the Salisbury plain. I bet most of you recognize Stonehenge. I was there once before when I took my father to London way back in 2000. I was surprised at how much it had changed in 16 years. Not the 5000 year old monument, but the visitors center and the access to it.
My friend Mo also went with me to the Tate Modern to see the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit there. It was 13 rooms of some of her most outstanding works of art. She also took me to the observation area located on the 10th floor of the new addition to the Tate. The view from up there was spectacular and you can walk all the way around the tower to get a full 360 degree view.
I also met another blogging friend, Steve for the first time. I've followed his blog, Shadows & Light for about 5 years but we had never met in person. Steve took me on a beautiful walk in West Hampstead along with his energetic dog Olga. We had a great time enjoying what had started as a soggy day and had wonderfully turned to sunshine just for our meeting.
My trip wasn't without some of that colorful British pageantry that tourists flock to the land to see. I usually avoid the changing of the guard ceremony because of the huge crowds but, without even thinking about it I headed toward Buckingham Palace and immediately saw that I had arrived at exactly the ceremony that I had avoided in the past. So, using my telephoto to shoot between the heads of the crowd, I snapped a few shots of those Royal Guards at work.
That's just a quick summary from a fabulous trip. I'll post many more photos on my travel site, Sharon's Sojourns when I get them organized. I post to that site every Sunday with photos from my travels.