London Trip
Oct 12, 2010Public
Photo: Arriving in London, we stayed near the Saint Pancras train station (shown here) in the not-so-great Ibis Hotel.
Photo: We spent a few days exploring London via the Underground. Here's Saint Paul's Cathedral.
Photo: Lorraine at George's Pub. After a couple of "pub grub" meals, we finally discovered the Indian restaurant district near our hotel.
Photo: The memorial to Jim's honorable ancestor, John Speed (the famous cartographer) at St. Giles Church in Cripplegate.
Photo: The IMCoS trip to Wales - first stop, Hatfield House - Old Castle.
Photo: This is where Elizabeth I learned that she had just become Queen.
Photo: Hatfield House - formal gardens.
Photo: Gorgeous perennial border.
Photo: Next stop: Waddeston Manor, one of the Rothschild Family's many estates.
Photo: Statues in the formal garden.
Photo: Fountain in the formal garden.
Photo: Our destination: Hereford Cathedral, 1000 years old.
Photo: Hereford Cathedral interior.
Photo: Hereford Cathedral stained glass windows.
Photo: Hereford Cathedral the crypt).
Photo: The 13th Century Mappa Mundi - oldest world map to show London, Rome, Paris, etc. in their proper places
Photo: Next day: Driving to Wales.
Photo: Ruined castle at the village of Hay on Wye.
Photo: Old hotel at Hay on Wye.
Photo: The Pandy Inn: a 900 year old Welsh pub.
Photo: Jim with the map curator of Hereford Cathedral at the Pandy Inn.
Photo: Back to London: Tour of Berkeley Castle (where King Edward III was murdered.
Photo: Main entrance to Berkeley Castle.
Photo: Gardens along the castle walls.