London, Day Two

Its around 2 here in London, and we have just finished our "planned" activities for the day. We got up super early this morning and headed out for a walking tour of London. Our over zealous tour guide made sure to inform us that the real London is only one square mile, and parts like Westminster Abbey (which we will see tomorrow) are really more like their own cities or boroughs like Queens or Manhattan. We got the chance to see a lot of historic London, and places that have existed for several hundred years. Our group even stood where the old Roman Coliseum was, which now has buildings above it since modern day London is eighteen feet above where Roman London was.

The fire of 1666 here is a big deal apparently, especially according to our tour guide, who loved to talk about it the entire day. There are several church towers left where churches were before the tour. We also got to see St. Paul's Cathedral which was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. We couldn't take pictures, but it is where Princess Diana and Prince Charles were married, and it is absolutely gorgeous. There is a lot of history there, and during the bombings of London in WWII, it was hit just twice, and survived, unlike the rest of London. We were shown a picture of the dome of St. Paul's that was evident through the smoke, and a symbol to the British people that London would be okay.

Now we are planning to shower, nap, and do laundry, as it's "Bank Holiday" here and most things are closed. We were pumped to find a tv channel that is showing Scrubs and Friends! I'm missing all the warm Memorial Day activities, since we were all freezing in the 50 degree wind!

Peace and blessings, Peace and blessings.

P.S. I know I am horrible at posting pictures. Maybe later I'll do a full picture post, or, maybe not. Just kinda depends on my mood, haha.

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