Category Archives: Vacation: UK

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The Temple Bar Dragon - Designed by Charles B. Birch in 1880. 14 feet tall Location: Fleet Street overlooking the boundary between the City of London and the City of Westminster. It is one of the many Dragon Boundary Marks of the City of London. The Dragon Boundary Marks are cast iron statues of dragons on metal or stone plinths that mark the boundaries of the City of London.

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Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church

In 1987, UNESCO inscribed the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including St. Margaret's Church in the World Heritage List.

Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, including St. Margaret's Church: The site has been involved in the administration of England since the 11th century, and later the United Kingdom. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror, all English...

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Victoria Monument - by Sir Thomas Brock

Location: In front of Buckingham Palace, the end of The Mall in London

Designed in 1901, unveiled on 16 May 1911, though it was not completed until 1924.

It was the centre-piece of an ambitious urban planning scheme, which included the creation of the Queen’s Gardens to a design by Sir Aston Webb, and the refacing of Buckingham...

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Boadicea Monument - by Thomas Thornycroft aka Boadicea and her Daughters

Installed: 1902

Location: North side of the western end of Westminster Bridge, facing Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster across the road.

The statue represents Boudica, queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, who led an uprising in Roman Britain.

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Above Image: London Eye

 

2014 Vacation: UK Trip

May 28 - to - June 12, 2014.

2014 Vacation in UK: It was the best combination possible - visiting my only sibling, my sister, and her family combined with tourism!!!  Stationed with my sister's home in Wolverhampton, England; I travelled a lot around, which included a trip to my favorite city in the world : London. AS...
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Above Image: Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

 

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Stratford-upon-Avon is William Shakespeare's Birthplace and Final Resting Place.

Almost all the attractions in Stratford-upon-Avon are related to Shakespeare..

Points of interest include:

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Holy Trinity Church / Shakespeare's final resting place

Houses of Shakespeare's relatives

Town Walk: with more places related to William Shakespeare.

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Above Image: The house where it is believed that William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and spent his childhood years at Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. In the image is my niece Tanvi Sinha.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace is a restored 16th-century half-timbered house situated in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. It is believed that William Shakespeare was born here in 1564, and spent his childhood years. Shakespeare...
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