Monday, September 9, 2013

I'm back! Here are some pictures...

As I'm sure you've noticed, I've been MIA lately due to a pretty wonderful vacation to London and Amsterdam.  I had a couple of great bloggers holding down the fort in my absence (thanks Erin and Jaime!) but I'm not quite ready to jump all the way back into my internet obligations yet.

So, in case you're interested, here are some of the highlights of my week.  I'll be following up with some recommendations, and packing/travel tips later this week.  Cheers!


We spent Thursday through Saturday in London, my favorite city.

 The courtyard of the V&A


 Buckingham Palace

 Painting to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

 The most iconic views are in Westminster

 Westminster Abbey is one of my favorite places in the world - the history is overwhelming and you can literally touch it.

  
Big Ben is a bell, not a clock tower.

 Trafalgar Square

 Tower Bridge from a boat

Then, on Sunday, we took a day tour to Stonehenge and Bath...

 So impressive!


 Bath Abbey

 The Roman Baths - part ancient, part Edwardian

 The Bath parade gardens


Then, we spent Monday night until Thursday morning in Amsterdam.  

I've been to a lot of museums in a lot of cities in the US and Europe - believe me when I say that the Rijskmuseum is in the top three.  Go to there!

Dollhouses were en vogue for rich 17th century Dutch housewives

 To see a Vermeer in person is a treat...

 Canal side views


 Dam Square


The Rembrandtplein

3 comments

  1. beautiful!!! i'm glad you had a great time!!

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  2. London is one of my fave cities and I love the UK, how scenic - lucky that you got to go recently!

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  3. Your pics of Bath are exactly how I remember it 20 years ago. I also vividly remember eating lunch there, ordering egg salad, and getting one whole hard-boiled egg, a spoonful of mayo, and a leaf of lettuce. :)

    How about the drive into Bath - all the winding roads with Bath below you, the sides of valley covered in the greenest grass and lots of fluffy sheep? That's a fond member for me too.

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