My London escape continues… I was swept away by one of my best buddies, Aggie (some of you may know from her from this blog post) for a mini London adventure.
It started at the Tower of London to see the gorgeous ceramic poppies. A wonderful ever-evolving sculpture that has been created by master mind artist Paul Cummins. Over 888,246 which have been progressively installed at the Tower Of London’s infamous moat. A beautiful commemoration called “Blood Sweat Lands & Seas of Red” which intends to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary marking 100 years since the first day of Britain’s involvement in World War One. Each beautiful poppy represents a British Military fatality in the war.
Although full to brim of onlookers, it was a very peaceful place to be and to remember those who lost their lives fighting for their country. I would definitely recommend going to see this. All details are here. It is going until 11th November.
The summers day continued. We hopped onto a river boat to take us down the meandering Thames to beautiful Grenwich.
For you history nerds, this beautiful village has a lot on offer…Home to the “Cutty Sark” (first boat to reach the mighty US of A), the main birthplace of many Tudors including Henry 8th. The stunning building of the Old Royal Naval College from 1873 until 1998 and the infamous GMT (Grenwich Meantime). We started off in at the local for a beers and burgers.
We then went off exploring and snooping around the Royal Naval College…
Some of the buildings were simply vast and you can just imagine back in the day all these well polished suited and booted Navy walking in between classes.
Jumping for joy in between age-old ionic pillars (Mum you will be proud that I still know the different designs of pillars!)
Things got silly… the next photo was after this one was not appropriate!!
We managed to peer into a one of the many Naval college buildings
The Cutty Sark, recently restored to its former beauty after a mighty fire, which almost destroyed it. Read more about it here