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Trip Over to London – England

London is Always a Good Idea!

The cosmopolitan city of London is a thoroughly modern city with a rich history stretching all the way back to when the Romans ruled the world. All the iconic landmarks are right there in the centre of London, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, the Tower of London, the River Thames and so much more to see and do. London is very easy to get around on the underground network, and taking day trips out of London is just as easy with a very efficient and comfortable rail network. If it is Royal pomp and ceremony you are after, there is no shortage it. Parades, guard changing, palaces and gardens to visit, add in a few fabulous museums, theatres, pubs and restaurants…………

Bird Bath at the Chelsea Flower Show
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Regent’s Canal – A Leisurely Walk in London

Beautiful narrow boats are moored all along the canal, some look like they are permanent homes and others would be for leisurely summer jaunts along the English canals. There were people kayaking on the canal, a few stand up paddle boarders, the occasional tour boat and local bird life that lives along the canal…… Read more….

Bird Bath at the Chelsea Flower Show
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The Chelsea Flower Show – London in Bloom

It was a magnificent sunny, warm day for my visit to the Chelsea Flower Show in London. I couldn’t have planned it any better, especially as it was booked so far in advance. The Show is held over five days in May every year. The sculptures and outdoor ornaments are stunning….. Read more……………..

Kew Gardens Sapphire Sun
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Kew Gardens – Art and Nature in the Sun

Fortunately when we were there, there was an exhibition of Dale Chihuly art works, one of the world’s most celebrated glass artists. The magnificent glass sculptures are placed throughout the Gardens, and inside the glass houses. They both blend in with and stand out in all environments. . Read more……………..

The White Tower
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The Tower of London

Indulging my passion for history and bringing back memories, I hadn’t been to visit the Tower of London for a very long, long time!! Not to mention my great fascination for standing in places where some historical figure stood centuries before me, albeit, Anne Boleyn was getting her head lopped off, and fortunately I wasn’t. . . Read more……………..

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The giant art installation in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, called Sea of Hands, winding its way down from the Art Gallery Road gates.
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The Sea of Hands art installation in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.
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Beautiful pink flowers to brighten up an autumn day in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.
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Another arrangement in the David Jones Spring Flower Show at Sydney's Elizabeth St store.
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Choppy day out on Sydney Harbour, as I caught the ferry from McMahons Point to Circular Quay, lots of boats around Fort Denison, Sydney's eastern suburbs in the background.
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Merry Christmas!! I hope everyone has had a great day!!🎄🎉🥂 ...

The gates to Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens (before is was royal!) back in 1873. These gates are up on Art Gallery Rd.
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I walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge on a very cold night to see Vivid, this is the view from the Bridge, over The Rocks to Circular Quay and tge Sydney CBD.
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The gate on Sydney's Pyrmont Bridge once to block traffic, now pedestrians when the bridge swings open to allow boats through to Darling Harbour. The W Hotel in the background is not likely to open this year as planned......
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My favourite of this years Sculpture by the Sea on the Bondi to Tamarama Coastal Walk.
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After a few years of not being able to hold the annual Sculpture by the Sea along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama......it's back!!!
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Exploring St James's in London, there are many little lane ways, visit them all and see what is to be discovered.
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The David Jones Spring Flower Show at the Elizabeth St store in the Sydney CBD.
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The Christmas tree in Pickering Place, St James's, London. These houses are now the offices for Berry Bros & Rudd, London's oldest wine merchants.
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The theme of this years David Jones Flower Show in Sydney's Elizabeth St store, was underwater, lots of giant shells and Nemo!
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Sculpture by the Sea returned to the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk this year after it's Covid hiatus. This one is my favourite.....
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David Jones Spring Flower Show
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Giant shell full of flowers under the piano in David Jones Elizabeth St store in Sydneym as part of the annual Spring Flower Show. This year with an underwater theme.
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Sea creatures in the David Jones Spring Flower Show at the Elizabeth St store in Sydney's CBD.
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The AMP Building us one of the better looking buildings looking over the city shore line of Sydney Harbour. (There is a shocker going up at the moment nearby!!) This is the view from the western gate to the Royal Botanic Gardens on Macquarie Street.
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Looking south towards Tamarama and Bronte Beaches, and all those people walking on the Bondi to Tamarama Coastal Walk to see Sculpture by the Sea.
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Upstairs in Fortnum & Mason on London's Piccadilly, in the beautifully decked out china and hampers area.
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Beautiful gardens just next to the CBD, going down to the harbour and the Opera House.
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Bright pink flowers enjoying some autumn sunshine, very welcone after all the rain.
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As I walked to work this bright red flower was blooming over the fence. After so much rain the flowers are more like Spring than Autumn.
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Not sure how this flower managed to take on this glowing pink look as it climbed through the fence, but I like it!
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Taking advantage of some beautiful autumn sydney sunshine, I made another visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens. So close to the cbd, and so peaceful, it could be miles away.
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Autumn colours at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.
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The best office in Sydney? The control room for the Pyrmont Bridge, it swings open to allow boats to pass tgrough to Darling Harbour.
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Having a whale of a time in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, this new whale installation is growing nicely.
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The tree lined path near the NSW Art Gallery, on the way to Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.
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Looking north from Pyrmont Bridge to the shiney glass office towers at Barangaroo.
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Visit Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens for a calm break just near the cbd.
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At the eastern end of Pyrmont Bridge, one of the old sandstone pylons dwarfed by highrise towers now all around the Darling Harbour area.
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Cool, crisp lunchtime walk over Pyrmont Bridge, nice bit of sunshine between the rain.
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Great balls of Cactus at the Art Gallery Road entrance to Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.
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As part of Vivid Sydney, this is the light show on Customs House in Circular Quay. It was a bitterly cold night so the crowds were down - perfect!!🥂
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The trick is to go on Christmas Day to take photos of the lights, not Christmas Eve!! There are 75% less people doing the same thing!!
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Sun's out in Sydney, but still the water runs down the sandstone at Tunks Park, a beutiful spring day in Sydney, and the foecast is for a few more days of sunshine 🌞🌞🌞
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Passing the bow of HMAS Sydney, a WWl ship in the Australian Navy fleet. The bow of the ship sits on the edge of Sydney Harbour as a memorial to its successful battle in the Pacific.
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A cassowary growing in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, I'll have to go back to see how it is growing and post some updates.....
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Growing in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, an anteater surrounded by ants.
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Bright floral arrangement in the David Jones Spring Flower Show at the Elizabeth St store in the Sydney CBD.
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Even the tiny little alley/pathway to London's smallest public square has a proper street sign!
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A day out in Sydney, catching a ferry across the harbour then heading out to Bondi Beach and walking around the headland looking at Sculpture by the Sea.
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As my ferry pulled in to Circular Quay I saw this new sculpture near Government House in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
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High up on a rock on the Sculpture by the Sea coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama, this 'flying' sculpture even has a plane fkying past in the background.
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The Christmas tree just inside the Duke Street entrance to Fortnum & Mason's Piccadilly store. This was about a week after Christmas, it took that long forvthe crowds to diminish so I could get some photos! Love this old original staircase too.
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