Friday, 10 June 2011

Ten Things

Shimelle is hosting a new monthly featured called, yep, you've guessed it, ten things.  Ten things about anything at all on the 10th of the month.This month, for my opening gambit, I've gone with 10 landmarks of my adopted home city of London.  Next year, the eyes of the world will be on her during the Olympic Games (anyone actually successful in the ticket ballot?) and I thought this would be a perfect time to show you a city of fabulous architecture (both old and new), open space and living history.The images are not in any particular order; they're all great favourites with me and mine.
Enjoy.
1) Swiss Re building at St. Mary Axe, City of London:
2) British Museum, home of the Elgin Marbles and the Rosetta Stone:
3) Natural History Museum, great for children and free of charge:
4) Tower of London, home to the Crown Jewels and where Henvy VIII disposed of 2 of his wives:
5) Royal Albert Hall:
6) Albert Memorial:
7) Palace of Westminster, the home of democracy:
8) The Mall:
9) Kew Gardens:
10) Routemaster Bus, much missed by Londoners:

I hope you've enjoyed this small taste of London.  Hop on over to Shimelle to find other lists of 10 Things. 

32 comments:

furrypig said...

great guided tour of London, I think we are due another trip to explore some of those landmarks. Oh and we didn't get one of our Olympic ticket requests boo hoo!

Tracy said...

Great pictures,I loved the Tower of London. Sadly never went to the museums, regularly kick myself over that. I am also sad that the Routemaster buses are gone, they were a real landmark.

scrappyjacky said...

I loved the Routemaster buses as well.
Some great London photos.

Trish said...

Lovely photos and a great idea for '10 things'.

Trish :)

Melissa said...

I love these photos - they are lovely :) London will be fun to visit one day!

Cheri said...

Funny how they all feel vaguely familiar after Sarah's semester in London. Never been myself, but feel like I have.

Ginger said...

Wonderful photos depicting the great city of London!

Lisa-Jane said...

Feeling all patriotic now!

Beverly said...

So lovely to have a tour while sitting in my chair :)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh boy, I can just hear Carrie now... She wants to visit London SOOOOO bad and this will put her right over the edge. Great images and nice little tour of your city, Ruth! xo

Melissa said...

Great photos. I've been fortunate to visit London three times, but there's still so much to see & do there.

Kirsty.a said...

A great ida for he first 10 things

jo said...

What a great idea for this challenge - I think we are making a return visit to London next Easter hopefully and I would love to take the boys to the British Museum.

Connie said...

would be so cool to visit!!! lovely post!!

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

Yes I recognise a few of those photos!!

Not sure when we'll visit next but we will :)

Photographing Mom said...

Loved the tour!! Would so love to visit some day.

Denise said...

Lovely idea to feature London.It is such a lovely place. I always think that I really ought to visit more often as it's not so far for me!

Rebekah said...

Thanks for the beautiful tour. No tickets here!

Andy said...

A nice trip round London - Love the Bus!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Wonderful bunch of photos!

MonicaB said...

Wonderful list! Your pictures are beautiful.

Amanda said...

Beautiful photos!

Sherry C said...

Beautiful pics! I hope to make it there someday!

Becky said...

Lovely tour of London! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

Alysse said...

Thanks for sharing. I was excited to see places that were familiar from my visit!

Diane said...

I would so live to visit London! And what a great idea...can I use this in the next 10 things post?

Caroline B said...

Gorgeous. On my list of places I'd love to go. Mum & Dad were there last year & loved it.

Linda said...

great photos of London. Sadly we didn't get any Olympic tickets, but my brother did:) Not sure what he's got yet though.

Rachel Holaday said...

Ah, London...you make me want to visit again! I've only seen half the things on your list. Guess I need to put the rest on my list for the next visit.

photosglitterglue said...

What a great glimpse of London! I've never seen a few of these so they were fun to look at!

nikki said...

love your trip round london, my bf is from there so we are always visiting, my children love london. fab way to start off your 10 things list xo

Sandie said...

That's a nice take on 10 Things. Some beautiful photos posted and I love the 'Gerkin'. I've yet to get close enough for a good photo.
It is such a beautiful landmark.

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