Tuesday, March 14, 2006

London Photos!

Indulge me for a while. I'd like to share some photos from our London trip. Little to do with TKD, but much to do with being a mom!

Here is Robbie outside Westminster Abbey, the church of royalty. Many kings and queens are buried here, and the gothic architecture is breathtaking, inside and out.

The boys loved the parks, despite the weather. We visted St. James park, an old park right in the middle of London (in front of Buckingham Palace) three times while we were there!

They also loved the tube. Here they are at our station.

I loved the Globe Theatre. As I entered the reconstruction of Shakespeare's theatre, I gasped! WOW! The tour guide said "Many people are awed by being in this theatre." Yup!

In the museum, they had Shakespeare sonnets in different languages. Here's a sonnet in Korean ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?")

If you want to see more pictures or hear more stories, you'll have to stop by my house for tea!


Anonymous said...

Did you know that the towers of Westminster Abbey were designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, and so not very gothic at all!

taekwondomom said...

My Dear Anonymous Poster:
The towers were not built in the gothic "era" but wouldn't you agree they're in the gothic style? They're like the Houses of Parliament, also built later than the gothic "era" (and later that Hawksmoor).

The rest of the church was built in the gothic style during different eras, and it has fine examples of gothic arches and late gothic fan vaulting.