As promised appearing here every Monday, our guest blogger Christine
Happy Monday from sunny Shoeburyness in England. We continue to have wonderful weather, not as hot as Lake Worth thank goodness, just right. We had our annual carnival on Saturday evening and the weather decided to be slightly overcast but the crowds still turned out and a great time was had by all. We have a fair which comes to a local park area and is there for two weeks, starting a week before the carnival. As well as the fun of the fair, I saw this amazing boat which has broken it’s moorings and run aground on our beach. It is and old barge which had an £80,000 (€120,000) makeover on a tv show called Grand Designs. Apparently the project ran out of money and is now derelict. It belongs to a young couple with two children who could no longer afford to live in London and had a dream of living on the boat. I was so fascinated I watched the whole programme, this boat is something else, a shame no on is living on it! Georgia O’Keefe Art Course on Wednesday was interesting, I love her work! As promised last week some shots of my favourite places in London….
The Shard, London’s tallest skyscraper, the newest icon in the skyline, from the top there is a 360 degree view over London, stunning. Tiny compared with your tallest buildings. The Gherkin built in 2004 and named for it’s resemblance to the gherkin (a pickle we have here) The Tower of London built at the end of the 11th century is one of my all time favourites, this is where the famous beefeaters reside and it houses some of the most famous jewels belong to the Royal Family including the State Crown…a beautiful building.
Houses of Parliament, where our Government meets and makes all the decisions, a lovely majestic building with Big Ben looming over it, built around 1870, Big Ben is one of the most well known attractions here. Lastly Buckingham Palace, where the Queen lives for most of the time, first built as a country house in 1705 by Lord Buckingham.
Next week I am going on an alternative tour of London, I am so looking forward to it, I love to see parts that are little known….photos next time. I notice that Lake Worth is buzzing as usual….I love to see what is going on. Have a great week…….