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London, England, United Kingdom
October 10, 2013
From journal Things to Do in London - Part 8
by Joy S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
April 12, 2013
From journal 5 Days in London
Rotherham, United Kingdom
August 8, 2012
From journal More from London
by two cruisers
March 10, 2012
From journal Three Friends Tour London
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
November 30, 2010
From journal Going To London
St. Augustine, Florida
March 22, 2010
From journal A Couple Days in London
London, United Kingdom
July 25, 2009
From journal My Favourite Area of London
June 1, 2008
From journal London: All That We Could Afford
October 8, 2004
Since 1066, every Coronation of every Monarch of the British Empire has taken place within this church. It has witnessed the ups and downs of the Empire and weathered it all. The sights within are astonishing - endless tombs of famous monarchs, architectural astonishments, and history itself.
Some of the highlights within:
The Building Itself: A truly inspirational example of High Gothic architecture at its best, as the nave and vaulted arch ceiling can leave one breathless.
The Coronation Chair: The chair upon which every ruler of Britain and beyond for a thousand years has been coronated.
The Poets Corner: From Geoffrey Chaucer, to a monument to Shakespeare, the bedrock of the English language found their peace here.
The Stained Glass: The windows here are stunning. Take them all in slowly - don't dash around from one to the other.
Do note that photography, flash or no, is not allowed inside, and they MEAN it - I tried to sneak a shot of the ceiling in the nave and nearly got booted on the street, and my camera has no flash and a nearly silent shutter. I had to put it in my backpack, and then was watched like a hawk the whole rest of the time.
In a week spent in London, Westminster left the most indelible impression on me. Truly an awe-inspiring trip.
From journal Tea on the Thames
April 1, 2007
From journal London...several excerpts from my real travel journal