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On top of the world.....

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Today was one of those days that will go down in memory. I treated hubby to a trip up the Shard which is the tallest building in Europe. I took loads of photos....including the area I lived in for the first 4 years, where I went to secondary school and where I volunteer as a theatre steward.

Here's one of the photos that looks along the Thames towards St. Paul's Cathedral.

It was a glorious summer's day and the view was fantastic. As it was so early in the morning, there is still a little haze in the sky and I was filming through glass so there is a bit of a reflection..

We then went for a walk along Bankside and took a closer look at a house that is just 2 doors away from the theatre where I volunteer. We were amazed to see that it was 500 years old and had been lived in by Christopher Wren who designed St. Paul's Cathedral and also by Catherine of Aragon who married Henry VIII. I have walked past this house many times and never realised the history behind it. It just goes to show that it pays to look around and explore.

Then, to top a perfect day, we got home in time to see all of Andy Murray's Wimbledon tennis match. It was a great match and HE WON.
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  • MARUKI52
    Great Picture. Thank you.
    1716 days ago
    1719 days ago
    Wow! Amazing view, beautiful day, win, win, win! WTG!!
    1721 days ago
    Amazing view!
    Andy did the business, 1st Brit in 77 years and straight sets!!!!!
    1721 days ago
    Wow, what a great view, you were on top of the world! Glad you had such a nice day. Even nicer that Andy Murray won.
    I was fascinated to read about the old house that you walked by all the time. The history of it is amazing! Just imagine if houses could talk! There is something interesting to explore and find out about in every corner of London! emoticon
    1721 days ago
    WOW on top of the world ! glad you had a good day, friends have been up the Shard but not in such nice weather. It is amazing the things we miss that are right in front of us. Love the historical buildings so many in London I discover new things every time I visit.
    WOO HOO to Andy so pleased for him
    1721 days ago
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