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2009 - NCL GEM - TRANSATLANTIC - CINQUE TERRE

THE FIVE LANDS

OVERNIGHT WE SAILED NORTH FROM ROME TO LIVORNO.

FROM THERE WE GO BY BUS FURTHER NORTH, PASSING CARRARA OF MARBLE FAME & PISA OF LEANING TOWER FAME.

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BOTH ARE WAY OFF IN THE DISTANCE.

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ARRIVING IN LA SPEZIA

WE SWITCH TO A BOAT & THERE IS SUNFLOWER, GIVING SOMEONE ELSE A TOUR.

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I HAVE A NEW CAMERA FOR THIS TRIP. I SHOWED A LADY ON THE BOAT THIS WEIRD TRICK IT DOES.
PRESS THE SHUTTER BUTTON & IT TAKES 16 PHOTOS & PUTS THEM INTO ONE PICTURE. ALL WITHIN THE CAMERA.

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BIZARRE

WE AGREE THIS IS A USELESS FEATURE & I NEVER USED IT AGAIN.

IT DOES OTHER STUFF TOO. LIKE TAKING ABOUT 14 PICTURES WITH ONE CLICK OF THE CAMERA. NOT SEQUENTIAL PICTURES. ALL THE SAME, BUT THERE ARE 3 DIFFERENT EXPOSURES. 3 OF THIS. 3 OF THAT. ONE COLOUR, ONE BLACK & WHITE.
I GAVE THE CAMERA AWAY.

BACK ON THE BOAT FOR THE REAL START OF THE EXCURSION.

THIS IS GOING TO BE FROM LA SPEZIA & ALONG THE COAST, TOUCHING ALL OF THE CINQUE TERRE - THE FIVE VILLAGES OF - MONTEROSSO AL MARE, VERNAZZA, CORNIGLIA, MANAROLA AND RIOMAGGIORE.

MAYBE NOT ALL FIVE. I LOST COUNT.

NCL BILL IT AS ‘EASY’. EASY IT AINT.

IT INCLUDES A BOAT RIDE, A WALK, ANOTHER BOAT RIDE & A TRAIN. MORE WALKING - UP AND DOWN STAIRS. IN AND OUT OF PASSAGEWAYS.

ALL THIS ON AN ITALIAN BANK HOLIDAY & THEY ARE OUT IN THEIR DROVES ENJOYING THIS STUNNING PART OF THEIR COUNTRY.

HOW THE GUIDES DID NOT LOSE ANYONE IS BEYOND ME. I THINK WE DID AT ONE POINT. SOME FOLKS FOUND IT NOT SO EASY.

WE START WITH THE BOAT RIDE.

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PASSING LITTLE TOWNS ON SHORE

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THE HILLSIDES ARE ALMOST STRAIGHT UP. HOW DO THEY FARM THAT?

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WE GET OFF THE BOAT & WALK UP TO TH ENTRANCE OF THE TRAIL

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THERE'S THE TRAIL....

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THE LOVERS BENCH. YOU COULD DIE OF STARVATION WAITING TO GET YOU TURN ON THE SEAT. I PASS & MOVE ON

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WE MAY HAVE BEEN ON ANOTHER BOAT SINCE THE BOAT FROM LA SPEZIA.

IT'S HARD TO KEEP TRACK WITHOUT MY GPS BUT I DON'T GET THAT FOR A FEW YEARS YET.

BUT THAT WAS DEFINITELY US BOARDING A BOAT & A LITTLE TRICKY IT WAS TOO..

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BUT I DO KNOW IT'S TIME FOR LUNCH. BREAD & CHEESE WITH HONEY & MUSTARD FOR ME...

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A LITTLE BEACH TIME AND A WALK TO TAKE IN THE BEAUTY ALONG THE COAST

NICE LITTLE DOG.

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“HEY, LUIGI. YOU THINK I’M GETTING TOO FAT.

NO, DARLING. SCUSSI - SIT DOWN, YOU ARE BLOCKING MY SUN.”

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THAT WAS A WONDERFUL TRIP. I WOULD GO BACK.

Posted by hasbeen 19:30 Archived in Italy Comments (0)

2009 - NCL GEM - TRANSATLANTIC - BARCELONA - THE END

ANTONI GAUDI - MASTERFUL

COMING TO THE END OF THE CRUISE NOW .. JUST CANNES & BARCELONA TO GO.

I WAS TEMPTED TO NOT EVEN GET OFF THE BOAT IN CANNES.

IN THE END I JUST TOOK A FEW SNAPS INTHE HARBOUR & WENT ASHORE FOR A BRIEF WALK AROUND AND A NIBBLE ON SOME PASTRIES.

CANNES

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THESE ARE TAKEN IN THE HARBOUR..

SOMEONE HAS SOME CASH.

IT DID NOT SEEM THAT BIG FROM A DISTANCE & THEN I SAW THE HELICOPTER ON THE BACK.

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AND ANOTHER NICE ONE. MUST BE SHORT OF CASH - NO HELICOPTER..

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BARCELONA

LA SAGRADA FAMILIA AS SEEN FROM THE DECK. I WILL MAKE A POINT OF GOING THERE

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BUT FIRST, IT'S NICE OF THE CAPTAIN TO PUT OUT THE BUNTING TO WAVE ME GOODBYE. THEN IT'S A TRIP TO SEE THE MONASTERY AT MONTSERRAT, IN THE HILLS NOT FAR FROM BARCELONA..

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NOW A WALK THROUGH BARCELONA TO GAUDI'S MASTERPIECE

I WALKED ALONG LAS RAMBLAS AND BRANCHED OFF FROM THERE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY HOOKERS IN ONE PLACE OR PERHAPS I JUST DON'T GET OUT TOO MUCH.

A BIT FURTHER ALONG SOME MORE OF GAUDI'S WORK.

I WILL GO INSIDE SOME OF THESE IF I EVER GET BACK HERE.

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A PEE STOP - YOU DON'T SEE THESE TOO OFTEN ANY MORE.

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LA SAGRADA FAMILIA

ON ONE SIDE OF THE ROAD

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AND ON THE OTHER.

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I HEAR THAT THE CHURCH IS NOW OPEN FOR SERVICES BUT IT STILL LOOKED A BIT OF A SHAMBLES WHEN I WAS THERE.

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I WAITED AROUND FOR NIGHT TO FALL TO SEE IT LIT UP BUT THAT WAS A BIT OF A DISAPPOINTMENT.
JUST WHITE LIGHT, NOT VERY FLATTERING.

IT WAS VERY HARD TO TAKE PICTURES WITHOUT A CRANE IN THEM SO LOTS OF CROPPING WITH THESE PHOTOS.

OVER THE PYRENEES & PARIS & HOME

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A VERY GOOD TRIP & AND EXCELLENT WAY OF GETTING TO EUROPE INSTEAD OF BY PLANE. IF YOU CAN AFFORD THE TIME & COST.

THERE ARE SOMETIMES SPECIALS OR RE-POSITIONING CRUISES THAT A ARE GOOD DEALS..

Posted by hasbeen 19:20 Archived in Spain Tagged sagrada_familia Comments (0)

2009 - NIAGARA FALLS


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September 2009 there is a problem with VIARAIL in Canada. A strike maybe.

By way of an apology, VIA offered huge discounts on their rail services.

I jumped at the chance of going First Class to Niagara for a lot less than a regular seat.

My intention was to go to Niagara on the Lake.

I never made it passed the Falls.

NIAGARA FALLS

In passing I will note that Niagara has the most friendly, nicest people involved with tourists I have ever come across.

Every shop, tourist place, hotel. Wherever - everyone was so pleasant.

The falls themselves are incredibly close & so powerful.

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A ride on the Maid of the Mist is going to be my second time.

It is really something, although the stuff that accumulates on the water near where you get on the boat is very yucky.
I would not like to take a dip in this water, If the rapids don't get you, the pollution will.

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There is more to do here than just the falls.

There is the butterfly farm.

I may still have a little video here where the guy behind me says - "that little kid just stomped on a butterfly."

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A trip to the top of the tower

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A cable car across the Niagara River

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A walk behind the falls. I could have skipped this. Impossible to see anything.

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The show that preceded it was great though.

While waiting in line, they distribute rain ponchos. indoors!

They say we will need them

The show is an enactment of how the falls were formed, complete with thunder, lightning, rain &, if memory is not playing me false, an earthquake.

Great fun - & wet, very, very wet. No photos

Kids around me were loving it.

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If the sun is out you are going to see rainbows at rainbow falls ...

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From my hotel ...

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Outside the Casino.

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I forget how, but I managed to link two pictures together to get this..

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A friend used that app to stitch three photos of her son & got him chasing himself down the garden .. very creative

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2010 - ARUNDEL CASTLE, PORTSMOUTH & THE ISLE OF WIGHT

IT SEEMS THAT CASTLES & PUBS WERE WHAT I DID ON THIS TRIP

ARUNDLE CASTLE

I AM HEADING TO ENGLAND TO SEE MY MUM IN PORTSMOUTH.

I HAD BEEN TO ARUNDEL CASTLE WITH HER & DAD A FEW YEARS PRIOR & AS IT IS ON MY WAY, I WILL HAVE ANOTHER LOOK..

ONLY FROM THE OUTSIDE.

OF COURSE, I CHECKED IT WAS OPEN BEFORE I LEFT - RIGHT?

STILL - IT WAS A NICE VISIT.

ARUNDEL STATION..

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STAYED IN THIS PLEASANT HOTEL NEAR THE CASTLE ...

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AND THE CASTLE WAS RIGHT NEXT DOOR ...

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A BUS RIDE TO THE MEONS. A PLEASANT LITTLE VILLAGE IN HAMPSHIRE

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I THINK IT IS A BIT TOO EARLY FOR THE PUB ...

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WATCHING THE TRAFFIC IN PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR...

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FROM A PUB ACROSS THE WAY

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WITH THE SPINAKER IN THE BACKGOUND

AND FOOD IN THE FOREGROUND

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THIS IS FAMOUS. FIRST IRON SHIP IN THE ROYAL NAVY .. HMS GREAT BRITAIN .. . or maybe not

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IN THE SOLENT, ON THE WAY TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT, IF IT'S NOT TOO DEAR, A MARTELLO TOWER. KEEPING WATCH FOR NAPOLEON..

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A HOVERCRAFT AT RYDE - IOW

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ON TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT & FROM THE TOP DECK OF THE BUS, LOOKING DOWN ON SOME TINY, TIDY FRONT GARDENS

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AND PAST A ROW OF HOUSES NEAR LAKE WHERE WE STAYED IN ABOUT 1960.

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SHANKLIN

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GODSHILL

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BACK TO SOUTHSEA & OUTSIDE THE D DAY MUSEUM

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THE CASTLE AT SOUTHSEA - CLOSED

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A PUB IN HAVANT PUB

I HAD A SANDWICH IN HERE. ROAST BEEF WITH MARMALADE. SOUNDS VERY ODD BUT IT WAS GOOD.

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CLOSEST DECENT PUB TO MY MUM AND DAD. ALTHOUGH MY DAD DIED THIS JANUARY PAST.

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CHAMPAGNE! - IN A PUB! - THAT'S PROBABLY WHY MY DAD DID NOT LIKE THE PLACE

HOW DOES ANYONE GET OUT OF TOWN..

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AND A GLIMPSE OF ARUNDEL CASTLE ON THE TRAIN TO LONDON

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Posted by hasbeen 18:00 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged castle Comments (0)

2010 - LONDON TOWN & HAMPTON COURT PALACE

OR A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE, NOW KNOWN AS ST. MARTIN'S LANE.


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LEAVING THE SOUTH COAST & HEADING HOME VIA LONDON

IT WILL BE A BUS RIDE TO OXFORD CIRCUS, THEN A ZIG ZAG ROUTE TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE. ANOTHER BUS TO THE TOWER AND A VISIT INSIDE THE TOWER.

NEXT DAY I AM OFF TO HAMPTON COURT PALACE. MAYBE HAVE A CHAT WITH THE QUEEN!

COMING INTO TOWN

OVER THE THAMES WITH A NICE VIEW OF A BRIDGE - THE ALBERT PERHAPS.

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AND BATTERSEA POWER STATION - AS SEEN ON A PINK FLOYD ALBUM COVER.

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AND ARRIVAL AT VICTORIA.

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A BUS RIDE DOWN OXFORD STREET, PASSING A TOWN CRIER. YOU SEE LOTS OF THESE ALL OVER ENGLAND!!

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TO OXFORD CIRCUS WHERE I GET OFF & WALK ROUND THE CORNER TO CARNABY STREET.

I SPENT MANY HOURS AROUND HERE. WINDOW SHOPPING MAINLY OR BLOWING HALF A WEEKS WAGES ON A PAIR OF SHOES.

A LOT OF OLD TAT IN THOSE DAYS TOO.

SAW THE ROLLING STONES ROLLING OUT OF A TAXI HERE. BRIAN WAS STILL WITH THEM.

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ZIG ZAG ROUND THE BACK STREETS, PASS MARSHAL STREET BATHS & ALONG THE MARKET TOWARDS WARDOR STREET, PASSING THIS GIRL WHO MUST BE WAITING FOR A BUS..

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AND INTO SOHO TO SEE WHAT'S ON SPECIAL.

AH - LIVER MY FAVOURITE..

PASS ON THE GRAVY..

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THROUGH CHINA TOWN & DUCK

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INTO THE ALLEY BEHIND LEICESTER SQUARE UNDERGROUND PASSING SHEEKY'S FISH RESTAURANT.
ONE OF THESE DAYS I WILL GO IN.

ONCE SAW STEPTOE COME OUT OF THERE LOOKING VERY DAPPER. DID NOT HAVE HIS SON WITH HIM.

WHAT A LAUGH THEY WERE. AMERICANS MADE IT INTO SANDFORD & SON.

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WHICH LEADS ME INTO ST, MARTINS LANE.

OVER THE ROAD IS A PLACE I WORKED, IN THE ATTIC. IT WAS SAID THAT KARL MARX LIVED HERE, TRUE? WHO KNOWS.

WE CAME HERE WHEN OUR OFFICE AT THE OTHER END OF THE STREET WENT UP IN FLAMES.

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OLD REGIE & TONY FROM SCHOOL WORKED HERE, TNG WAS IT?

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A VIEW DOWN ST. MARTINS LANE TOWARDS ST. MARTINS IN THE FIELDS & TRAFALGAR SQUARE.

OUR OLD HEAD OFFICE ON THE LEFT & MY FIRST OFFICE ON THE RIGHT. IT'S GONE NOW.

THE ADVERTISING COMPANY HAD A FEW INCARNATIONS. LONDON PRESS EXCHANGE. LPE LTD. LEO BURNETT.

HAD LOTS OF COMPANIES ALL AROUND TOWN & I USED TO GO AROUND DELIVERING THE WAGES.

YES - CASH - IN PACKETS.

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I WORKED IN THE WAGES DEPT, AS A CASHIER & FINALY A COMPUTER OPERATOR IN 110.

THE COMPUTER ROOM HAD A LARGE WINDOW ONTO THE STREET. CHARLIE DRAKE CAME PAST ONE DAY & MY MATE BANGED ON THE WINDOW AT HIM.

AT NIGHT, ON OVERTIME, WE WOULD PUT A LONG JOB ON & GO ACROSS THE ROAD TO THE PUB ... ONE OF US WOULD COME BACK EVERY TWENTY MINUTES TO CHANGE THE COMPUTER PAPER.
WE STOPPED WHEN WE REALISED WE WERE SPENDING MONEY FASTER IN THE PUB THAN WE WERE EARNING IT.

MET RENEE HOUSTON IN THAT PUB A FEW TIMES. THE SCOTTISH ACTRESS WHO PLAYED IN AT LEAST ONE CARRY ON FILM. SHE MAY HAVE BEEN IN ONE OF THE MANY THEATERS AROUND THE AREA.
I HAD SHOULDER LENGTH HAIR AT THE TIME & SHE WOULD TELL ME THAT IF SHE WERE TO PAINT A PICTURE OF JESUS, I WOULD BE THE MODEL.
SHE WAS A COMEDIENNE AFTER ALL.
NICE LADY.

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AND THAT WAS THE PLACE THAT WENT UP IN SMOKE. ABOVE THE POST OFFICE IN ST.MARTINS PLACE.

ALL THE WALLS IN THE CORRIDORS HAD GONE. FURNITURE BURNT. TELEPHONES MELTED ONTO DESKS.

THIS IS JUST ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY. A FRIEND AND I WERE IN THERE LOOKING AT THE DA VINCI CARTOON OF A MOTHER & CHILD. WE WERE STANDING NEXT TO SOME TOURISTS MY FRIEND SAID IN A STAGE WHISPER - "I DON'T GET IT". THE DIDN'T & NEITHER DO YOU PROBABLY, BUT IT MADE US LAUGH.

AND ON INTO TRAFALGAR SQUARE.

CANADA HOUSE OVER THERE.

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BEHIND US IS SOUTH AFRICA HOUSE. YEARS AGO, THEY PARKED A BLACK POLICEMAN ON THE DOORSTEP.!

ROUND THE CORNER TO THE STRAND WHERE I GOT ON ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING BUSSES LIKE THIS .. A ROUTEMASTER.

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IT IS OPEN AT THE BACK & YOU CAN JUMP ON WHILE IT IS MOVING.

A GUY JUMPED ON, FOLLOWED BY HIS GIRL WHO I HEARD SAY 'HOW COOL IS THAT'.
SHE'S NOT WRONG ABOUT THAT.

ON WE GO DOWN STRAND, ROUND THE ALDWYCH, ON TO FLEET STREET & PASS THE GEORGE

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THROUGH TEMPLE BAR & INTO THE CITY & ST PAULS

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QUEEN ANN - THE ONLY QUEEN THAT I KNOW OF WHO WAS GAY.

A GAY QUEEN - FANCY THAT.

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THE MONUMENT - LAY IT DOWN & IT SHOULD REACH PUDDING LANE, WHERE THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON STARTED.

!666 WAS IT? THE YEAR AFTER THE BLACK DEATH?

THE GOOD OLD DAYS ANYWAY.

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GETTING OFF THE BUS NEAR THE TOWER.

SEE THE OPENING AT THE BACK?

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AND INTO THE TOWER OF LONDON

WHERE I SEE ONE OF THE ONLY, IF NOT THE ONLY, FEMALE BEEFEATER.

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NEAR TO TRAITORS GATE

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& MORE BEEF

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TOWER BRIDGE FROM INSIDE THE TOWER

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WALTER RALEIGH'S WRITTING

HE WAS A PRISONER IN THE TOWER. PROBABLY FOR SMUGGLING CIGARETTES.


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SOME GHOSTS ON A WALL

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AND THAT IS WHERE TOU CAN CAST YOUR VOTE AS TO WHO KILLED THE TWO YOUNG PRINCES.

MY VOTE WAS RICHARD

PEOPLE DO ACTUALLY LIVE INSIDE THE TOWER.

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ANNE BOLEYN WAS BEHEADED HERE ..

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SOME VERY OLD GRAFFITI BY PRISONERS WAITING TO DIE

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OUSIDE THE TOWER AND ANOTHER VIEW OF THE BRIDGE

BEFORE MOVING ON TO ST. KATHERINES DOCKS & THE DICKENS INN

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CARRY ON WALKING DOWN THE RIVERSIDE TO THE PROSPECT OF WHITBY.

SPENT A FEW DRUNKEN NIGHTS IN HERE, THROWING BEER MUGS OFF THE TERRACE INTO THE THAMES..

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NOT SURE WHAT STATION THIS IS

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BUT THIS IS IN THE TUBE.

TO GET TO WORK I TOOK A REGULAR TRAIN TO LIVERPOOL STREET & TWO UNDERGROUND TRAINS TO LEICESTER SQUARE.

LOOKING AT THE TUBE NOW & I WONDER HOW DID I GET ON THOSE CROWDED TRAINS.

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HEADED BACK TO MY HOTEL VIA ST PAUL'S, COMPLETE WITH MOON

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AND PICADILLY
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IN TIME TO FIND GAIL IN JAIL. OH MY , WHAT HAS SHE DONE NOW.

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NEXT DAY I WAS OFF EARLY TO HAMPTON COURT PALACE, GOT MY TICKET & A PIECE OF PAPER, STUFFED THEM BOTH IN MY PACK & WENT IN,,

A NICE LITTLE BEDWARMER...

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THERE WERE THESE PEOPLE WELCOMING GUESTS

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IS THAT THE TIME?

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THE GREAT HALL

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HENRY THE EIGHTH

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I MET A LADY WHO WAS STANDING IN A CORRIDOR.

I SAID TO HER THAT IT MUST HAVE BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR LADIES IN HER DAY TO GO TO THE BATHROOM, WHAT WITH ALL THOSE CRINOLINES LADIES WORE.

VERY POLITELY, SHE TOLD ME THAT 'PEOPLE OF HER STATION HAVE PEOPLE TO HELP US WITH SUCH MATTERS'

PEOPLE OF YOUR STATION! WHO MIGHT YOU BE?

I AM CATHERINE PARR - I MARRY THE KING TODAY.

WOW - I AM TALKING TO THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND - ON HER WEDDING DAY.

I SAID 'YOU ARE MARRYING THE KING! BEST BE CAREFUL OF YOUR HEAD, MY LADY'

OH NO SIR - YOU ARE MISTAKEN. THOSE LADIES WHO WERE EXECUTED, THEY WERE TRAITORS TO HIS MAJESTY.

THIS IS HENRY'S LAST WIFE. SHE OUTLIVED HIM

WE CARRIED ON IN THIS VEIN, AS YOU DO. I WISHED HER WELL & TOOK MY LEAVE.

I NEVER DID GET HER OUT OF CHARACTER.

ON THE TRAIN, I LOOKED AT THE PIECE OF PAPER ATTACHED TO MY TICKET & IT WAS AN INVITATION TO THE WEDDING.

THAT'S WHAT ALL THE FUSS WAS ABOUT & I HADN'T KNOWN. I COULD HAVE ATTENDED ALL THE WEDDING FUNCTIONS ALL DAY LONG, EXCEPT THE ACTUAL WEDDING.

TOO BAD I HAD NOT REALISED IT.

HERE SHE IS, ANOTHER NICE LITTLE BED WARMER...

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2010 - NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE & ENGLAND


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IN JANUARY MY FATHER DIED.

I MISSED HIS FUNERAL.

IN MARCH, I WENT TO SEE MY MOM & AS IT TURNS OUT, THAT WAS THE LAST TIME I SAW HER.

IT'S NOW JULY & I AM ON MY WAY TO HER FUNERAL.

BOTH LIVED TO A RIPE OLD AGE. SURVIVED A WORLD WAR AND HAVING TWO KIDS. NOT TOO BAD A LIFE.

ON THE WAY, I CALLED IN TO NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE OUTSIDE MUNICH, JUST TO TAKE SOME PHOTOS FOR A FRIEND WHO LOVES CASTLES.

I DOUBT SHE WILL EVER GET TO SEE THIS ONE.

MY MUM WOULD HAVE LOVED IT TOO..

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LEAVING OTTAWA & FLYING INTO MUNICH,

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I TAKE PHOTOS OF McDONALDS ALL OVER THE WORLD. I MENTIONED THAT TO SOMEONE WHO SAID 'THATS GOOD, NOW YOU KNOW WHERE ALL THE CLEAN BATHROOMS ARE.'
GOOD TO GO & GOOD TO KNOW.

THIS ONE IS IN MUNICH - WITH THE NAME IN ARABIC!

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MAYBE THE PIED PIPER IS AROUND HERE ..

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IT IS A VERY PLEASANT TRAIN RIDE FROM MUNICH INTO THE FOOTHILLS OF THE ALPS BEFORE GETTING TO FUSSEN..

ON THE WAY BACK I WAS SEATED WITH TWO KOREAN GIRLS. ONE OF WHOM WAS JUST STUNNING. DRESSED ALL IN WHITE. THEY NODDED OFF FOR QUITE A WHILE & I WAS SO, SO TEMPTED TO TAKE THEIR PHOTO, LOOKING LIKE A PAIR OF ASIAN ANGELS.

NO - NO PICTURE..

THE GUY WHO BUILT THE CASTLE WE ARE ABOUT TO VISIT HAD THIS ONE BUILT BEFORE HAND SO HE COULD WATCH THE OTHER BEING BUILT.

HE NEVER SAW IT COMPLETED. MANAGED TO GET DROWNED.

MURDER?

ACCIDENT?

SUICIDE?

IT'S A MYSTERY.

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THIS IS WHAT HE WOULD HAVE SEEN HAD HE NOT BEEN UNDER WATER AT THE TIME. NICE LITTLE PLACE..

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I COULD HAVE TAKEN A HORSE & BUGGY OR THE HANG GLIDER

I CHOSE TO WALK

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INSIDE THE CASTLE YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE PHOTOS. THIS IS ONE LOOKING OUT AT THE BRIDGE OVER THE GORGE.

I WILL BE OVER THERE MOMENTARILY.

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THIS IS FROM THE BRIDGE ....

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ON TO ENGLAND

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THIS IS AT A ROMAN VILLA NOT FAR FROM MY MOMS..

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A LITTLE FOX NEXT DOOR TO MY SISTERS PLACE

TEACHING MY NEPHEW'S DAUGHTER CATS CRADLE.

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....GONNA HAVE TO WORK ON THAT YOUNG LADY..

ON TO LONDON & ABBEY ROAD. SOMEONE OBLIGINGLY IN WHITE. THANK YOU.

I AM SURPRISED THIS IS MY FIRST TIME HERE.

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REGENTS PARK IN BLOOM - VERY PRETTY..

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BYE...BYE...

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Posted by hasbeen 17:00 Archived in Germany Tagged neuschwanstein_castle Comments (0)

2010 - PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

WELL 40 SOME YEARS IS ENOUGH SO - I HAVE NOW RETIRED.


View 2010 PEI on hasbeen's travel map.

AND IT'S NOW TIME FOR SOME TRAVELLING

I HAVE TWO SEGMENTS OF AN AROUND THE WORLD CRUISE BOOKED FOR EARLY 2011 BUT NEED SOMETHING TO FILL IN THE TIME TILL THEN.

I HAVE BEEN ACROSS CANADA FROM OTTAWA TO THE WEST COAST A FEW TIMES, BUT NEVER TO THE MARITIMES.

MELLANIE, ONE OF THE GIRLS FROM THE PUB IS HEADING HOME TO PEI BEFORE JOINING HER BOYFRIEND IN NEWFOUNDLAND SO I WILL GO SPEND A DAY IN PEI WITH HER.

MAYBE SEE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES !.

BUT FIRST SAY HI TO MELLANIE & THE REDNESS THAT IS THE ISLAND..

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THE CONFEDERATION BRIDGE LINKS CANADA TO THE ISLAND.

QUITE THE FEAT.

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SOME FREE ENTERTAINMENT....

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MELLANIE AGAIN BELOW

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TIME TO SEE ANNE AT GREEN GABLES BUT NOT EVEN A LOOK-ALIKE.

JUST HER FARM...

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AND THE AUTHORS GRAVE

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THE CAPTAIN PLOTS OUR COURSE OUT TO SEE THE SEALS...

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IT SAYS IT'S A FAIRVIEW - WHO ARE WE TO ARGUE?

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JUST TIME TO DROP IN ON THE GOVERNOR GENERALS PLACE BEFORE THE TRIP HOME

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A SHORT TRIP, BUT SWEET.

STILL THE ROUND THE WORLD TRIP TO COME

Posted by hasbeen 16:30 Archived in Canada Comments (0)

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