We played typical American tourist today, hopping aboard the BigBus double decker tour this morning, seeing rain in the forecast to determine tomorrow is Greenwich.
Our guide the first half of the tour was Rick, an older gentlemen who mumbled, like many Brits do, so we didn’t hear a whole lot but didn’t need to – we were just taking in the scenery.
This couple below, while British, are raging Giants fans, in town for Sunday’s game. We ran into a couple at the hotel too, all dressed in Giants gear, so we didn’t have to ask why they were in town. Mr. 85 Broad, I suspect you are already in town?…
Don’t let any one tell you British police don’t carry guns. They were smiling but armed to the teeth in front of Parliament.
About half way around the London loop, we got rained on but the bus guide handed out ponchos to keep us relatively dry. We could have moved downstairs but the rain was short lived and we toughed it out.
Once we got off the bus, we walked to St. James’s (sic, per church brochure!) Church Piccadilly then to Buckingham Palace then home to the hotel.
The Queen was not in residence today and by the looks of the age of the Guards, maybe it’s wise that she’s at Balmoral. We thought this might be a female, teenager. The policeman next to him/her is sure to take care of things.
I took some architecture pix too but I know peeps are always way more fun. I’ll post the others later.
Hope you re having a great Thursday. It’s winding down for us.