Tuesday, May 17, 2016

2 Wonderful Days in London

I'm sitting in Heathrow airport in the lovely Plaza lounge enjoying breakfast and free wifi. It's 5:30 am and I'm heading to Krakow for 24 hours to meet the #Hadassah Fellows. The past 3 days in London have been a whirlwind of seeing friends and sight seeing. I'm thinking ahead to Poland with lots of trepidation so I'll leave you with my impressions of London and the English people and my photos, more to come tonight or tomorrow.

Lots of people here smoke
They have people to help you at the Tube with any questions
There are over 45 Kosher restaurants in London
The houses are really close together (but lovely)
It's clearly a Christian state
Apparently Charles is still the heir to the throne but will probably politely decline the position for Will and Kate
I saw a judge in the High court wearing a wig
The architecture is amazing- old and beautiful juxtaposed with modern glass
The bridges are amazing too!
There's quite a gory history within the monarchy of people being publicly beheaded
Brexit is on everyone's mind- should England leave the European Union?
And all Brits wanted to know what I think about Trump!

The Israeli Ambassador speaking at the community Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration (Israel Independence Day)
Graffiti for skateboarders on the southbank
The millennium bridget
A little Sweeny Todd history
A church
Another church

The Eye

Big Important looking building in London

Poked around Hamstead- cute shopping town
Karen and Jody and Kenwood Estate
Kenwood Estate
A lovely door in London
beaautiful gate
doubledecker buses
My favorite phone booth
Lamp post
Tower of London- the ancient with the modern behind

A "Landowner" in the Tower of London

Chatting up the landowner 
Residences in the tower of London, notice the new building behind
The guard
Tower of London
dinner last night- great new Kosher restaurant
Jody with Sam Clifford at the bar Amy Weinhaus frequented
store in Camden Town
The Beefeater who gave a great tour in the Tower of London
Changing of the guards
My 3 London loves- never saw them all in the same room!

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