England trip, August 2008

I went a little picture-crazy on this trip. We were in ENGLAND!!!

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Gareth & Jess's Wedding

I didn't take too many pictures of the wedding - here are some more, and better ones from Jani.
full The manor house where the wedding was held was beautiful and very English-countryside. I felt like we were in Atonement. :)

full The happpy married couple!

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full The tables were named after large terrestrial craters - we were at the Chesapeake Bay table! Each table had an image and some information about the crater. So cool!

full Joe & Ingrid at dinner.

full The next day, we drove to a picnic with the wedding guests. On the way, we saw this Jaguar filled with expensive art.

full Yeah, he's rich.

full Jani - driving from the passenger's side!!!

full We had a beautiful picnic in the English countryside.

full Lovely view!

full We brought a bunch of food and hung out all afternoon.

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full This is a french game that resembles bocci. Perfect for a sunny, lazy afternoon picnic!

full I think all of Surrey was picnicking. Evidently, they don't see the sun much.

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full Being stung by nettles seems like such a British countryside experience!

full Nettles look so polite and innocuous. Like the British.

full Joe at a picnic.

full Jani at a picnic.

full Dave at a picnic.

full Ingrid at a picnic.


Travel & Sightseeing in London!

full Ingrid, after gaining a few pounds!

full Joe & Ingrid arrive in London. Jetlag does not make for a pretty picture.

full Jani & Dave in Waterloo Station.

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full The "London Eye", a big ferris wheel in the middle of the city.

full Parliament & Big Ben

full Walking along the Thames.

full Another view of Parliament & Big Ben

full Parliament & Ingrid.

full Big Ben again.

full A Wordsworth poem posted on Westminster Bridge, posted, I suspect, to hide ugly construction.

full Ingrid. Big Ben.

full Westminster Abbey.

full Protesters' camp in front of Westminster Abbey.

full Another view of the Abbey.

full A double-decker bus! We rode on one for about 2 blocks.

full More of the Abbey.

full Jani & the Abbey.

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full Ingrid & the Abbey.

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full The Churchill Museum & War Rooms were really good. We spent a few hours there.

full There was a cloth shortage in WWII. These wedding dresses were made out of parachutes.

full Various campaigns during the war to grow your own food, etc.

full Walking through St. James Park, on our way from the Churchill Museum towards Buckingham Palace.

full Buckingham Palace from afar.

full Lots of different kinds of birds.

full Duck!

full We were walking along the Princess Diana memorial walk.

full Gates outside Buckingham Palace.

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full Gardens outside the palace.

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full The Union Jack

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full The square outside the palace was full of tourists who were allowed to come remarkably close to the Queen's house.

full The best of my attempts to capture the guard.

full The guards marched around a little once & a while.

full View from some park to some building.

full Hush, I've got to ring someone!

full Joe in Picadilly Circus.

full Dave in Picadilly Circus.

full Jani in Picadilly Circus.

full Picadilly Circus

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full Walking through the West End theater district. The Sound of Music and Grease were both playing (no, we didn't go).

full Where we were.

full The classic Underground sign.

full Dave & Joe in front of the British Museum.

full British Museum entrance

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full Inside the British Museum, getting information at the information desk.

full The Rosetta Stone. Yes, really!!

full Decode this!

full Jani photographing something amazing and old. (Here's me taking her photo - ha!)

full Joe in front of a giant door.

full Ancient mural carvings

full Dave is amazed by all the ancientness.

full King Nimrud. aaahahahahaa!

full A bust of Homer.

full Bacchanalian procession

full Incredible mosaics, and me.

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full Mummies!

full This mummy was identified as Cleopatra. We don't think it could have been THE Cleopatra, though, because they didn't make nearly enough of a big deal about it.

full Cat scan of "Cleopatra" mummy.

full Kitty mummies. Some of them had broken necks. :(

full Jani examines an astrolabe.


Guildford, Surrey

full This is the castle in Guildford, the town in Surry where we stayed.

full Plaque describing Guildford Castle.

full Lovely gardens!

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full The castle walls were made of alternating layers of schist and chalk.

full Looking out over the town from the castle grounds.

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full So beautiful!

full Ingrid, Joe. Castle. England!

full More lovely gardens...

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full Louis Carroll had a house in Guildford, although he didn't live there, his daughters did, and he died there. This statue is of Alice and the Looking Glass, for him.

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full Walking down one of the cobbled streets of Guildford.

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full Hats.

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full A lock, for the canal that runs through the town.

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full Walking along the canal...

full I just loved this house.

full Ingrid. With a cow's ass. Nice.

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full Duck

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full Incredibly old arch, built in the ~1000s, I think.

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full Old Guildford church

full Ingrid loves Ginger Nuts!

full Living room of the Lavender House

full Dave in the kitchen

full Our room was huge!

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full Cute little bathroom

full Front door


Day trip to Stonehenge

full Stonehenge!

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full It was actually pretty easy to cut most of the tourists out of my pictures.

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full Caught a rod in flight!

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full "Stonehenge! Where a man's a man
And the children dance to the Pipes of Pan..."

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full Stonehenge birds

full Jani listening to the audio tour.

full Lots of tourists like us!

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full OK, I took a lot of pictures. Look how awesome it is, though!

full "Won't you take my hand...
I will take you there, I will show you how..."

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full Group shot!

full Sheep!

full BAAAAH!

full We were not on, near, or in the vicinity of commercial farms or farmland.

full This one is for Andrew.

full "Woodhenge," a poor neighbor of Stonehenge, which has since been replaced with cement pillars. "Cementhenge," really.

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Our last day in London, more sightseeing.

full Ingrid on the train.

full Ingrid in front of the Imperial War Museum. Big guns are sexy.

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full While Joe went to the War Musem, Ingrid visited the Peace Garden. haha.

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full At King's Cross Station...

full Platform 9 3/4!

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full I think this kid must be some sort of professional Harry Potter poser. There were also a few wizards camped out there.

full So I never understood "Max Headroom" until I saw this sign and had an epiphany.

full London Bridge (is going down, down, down...)

full Tower Bridge

full London Tower

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full Fish & chips & beer in front of London Tower!

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full The Traitor's Gate

full Behind the Traitor's Gate, a mass of tourists trapped behind bars.

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full Tower Bridge

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full It's very important that the prison inmates have adequate exercise equipment. and child care.

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full In the airport on the way home. For Dad. :)

Click here for lots more pictures of our trip from Jani!

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