MORE LONDON PICTURES
On my last day in London I got a chance to do a bit of sightseeing in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Although it was an early morning in mid-March, the temperature was a balmy 60 degrees and Hyde park was beautiful (if you like that sort of thing).
There were also lots of dog walkers, as well as clearly marked Royal Excrement Depositing Stations all around the park. In New York, clean up after your dog is more of a suggestion than anything else. I've never seen any dog get a ticket for Pooh & Run.
There were also many fountains in the park. I encountered the first, by the Italian Gardens, when I walked in the entrance right behind the Royal Lancaster Hotel.
On the other side of the park is the Albert Memorial, which is so big it has multiple different sculptures within it.
This sculpture is one of the ones representing the four corners of the globe: Europe, Asia, Africa and this one, The Americas. The bull is apparently meant to represent that most Americans are full of shit.
Here's a very pretty row of houses right along the Park.
If you stare into the window on the top right, you can see a lady undressing. At least I can.
Speaking of undressing, there are many beautiful churches in London. Here's one: the Church of Christ Scientist on Curzon Street in Mayfair.
Fun fact: If I was a member of this church I would have died in 1997. Isn't that hilarious?
Finally, what trip to London would be complete without a visit to the pub? Here's a shot of Shepard Market, right around the corner from my hotel.
Along this small street were a tea shop, numerous restaurants and a pub called Ye Grapes.
The pub was housed in a Victorian building and had some rather odd rules: no football colors (because of potential for hooliganism, I assume) and "no work clothes."
Apparently my "work clothes" were okay.