Monthly Archives: July 2014

Writers’ London

St. Bride’s is known as the “Wedding Cake Church” for its distinctive Wren spire, but it is also the Journalist’s Church, just off of Fleet St., the traditional home of British newspapers.  I found St. Bride’s by climbing up the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral (which is one of the most amazing cathedrals ever) and looking […]

Highgate? Closedgate.

I didn’t break into a cemetery. It wasn’t for lack of trying, though. I have long desired to visit Highgate Cemetery, a Victorian graveyard overrun with dark green twists of ivy and derelict stone. Maybe it’s a bit odd, but I do love walking through old cemeteries, the kind where the newest inhabitants are wildflowers, not […]

Churchill’s London

My favorite view of Big Ben is Churchill’s view: Just around the corner are Churchill’s War Rooms, incredible underground remnants of a government at work in the midst of war. Two things make the Churchill War Rooms worth the long queue and the entrance fee: One, the rooms are extensive enough to keep me occupied […]

Big Ben and Royal Guards {Classic London}

I’m back! Back home for a couple weeks now (in time for the 4th of July, yay America) and finally back on my blog. While I sort through the 6,000 photos (not kidding) I accumulated during a month in Europe and wait for my laptop to follow me home across the Pond, I’m going to […]