Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pickering and Malham

While I'm waiting for my flight to the States, here's an update of all the recent photos...

Daffodils in Pickering, North Yorkshire

Very overgrown bit of the graveyard...not sure why this part isn't maintained like the rest!

I think the rose & scythe image means someone was cut down in their prime...

The old Liberal Club building, now home to the Thirsk & Malton Lib Dems--so that answered my question about Liberal vs. Liberal Democrats...They're the same.

Pickering's High Street


We went to this Beck Isle Museum--a lovely little museum that's housed in an old college. This room was done up like a chemist's shop

My favorite is "Female Pills"

This room was done up like a nursery--I love those alphabet cards

And the doll house

Happy Families

Victorian-themed front room in the museum

This was on an old egg incubator in the barn's farming displays--"I get plenty of fresh eggs and lusty chicks from my own hens..."

Last weekend we went to Malham again and the weather was gorgeous--and it's lambing season!


So cute! I kept stopping to take photos, so the 1 mile walk took a long time...

Janet's Foss, a lovely little waterfall near Malham Cove

Richard & me in front of Janet's Foss


More lambs!

I love this one--so sweet!

Richard & me in front of Malham Cove

Limestone pavement at Malham

The climb up to the top is very steep, but the view really is worth it...

Monday, April 11, 2011

London in the Springtime

At King's Cross Station
The British Museum
Inside the British Museum

Enlightenment exhibit

This mosaic from Hinton St. Mary is one of the oldest surviving depictions of Christ (c. 300-400)
I just loved this adorable little sample set of Spode!
I loved all the delicate carved jewelry (these rooms were all 1700-1900 European)

These were little season tickets to the opera, with the name & box assignment carved into ivory

For dinner we went on a pub crawl around Fitzrovia, from Tottenham Court Road to Warren Street tube station
We had pies at Newman Arms

I love this fake blue historical site sign...
The Scientologists have made it all the way to Tottenham Court Road
Kensington Palace back gardens in Hyde Park

The Orangery at Kensington Palace
Hyde Park
Hamley's toy shop has the cutest little Sylvanian Families window display for the Royal Wedding
Hamley's is amazing--7 stories of toys :)
Richard & me in Piccadilly Circus
Gates from St. James Park into Trafalgar Square
St. Paul's
Vintage red bus in front of St. Paul's
Millennium Bridge with a huge number of tourists on it

Tower Bridge
Richard & me on Millennium Bridge

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
The Clink, the notorious medieval prison on the South bank, 1151-1780.
Replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship
Tower Bridge and the HMS Belfast battleship
Richard in The Banker, the pub under the railway bridge

Our view of the Thames