Our Parisian Vacation, part 17

July 23, 2012

Day 7 found us on our way to… England!!!

So, this is a detour from our “Parisian Vacation”, but we did travel there from Paris, so…

We took the Eurostar early and arrived 2 hours and 15 minutes after departure. Cool right?? It is because the train literally tunnels under the English Channel. In fact, as soon as it grew dark Doug turned to me and said, “I can smell the water.”

We arrived around noon and signed up for a bus tour of London, which is really convenient because buses are set up all day to pick up and drop off tourists at certain stops, so you can ride for a bit and then abandon the bus and walk around. Also, we really lucked out because the day was gorgeous! Every other day in London during our vacation was mostly rainy.

Wellington Arch in Hyde Park.

Big Ben


St. Paul’s Cathedral

Queen Anne in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Tip of the Monument to the Great Fire of London

The Shard, the tallest building in Europe.


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