Favorite Photos from London/Paris

June 26th - July 15th 2010


Melanie, my Mom, and my youngster sister Lillian all took a two and half week trip to London and Paris. We had 8 nights in each city, so plenty of time was available to visit the major attractions in each city. We rented an apartment in each city so that we would have a kitchen and washing machine in each location, this allowed us eat more cheaply and to travel with less luggage. We rode the subways around the cities, and took a ride on the Chunnel train between London and Paris.

It was a terrific trip. The weather was excellent. The famous places we visited were interesting, and we had a fun time traveling with each other. A lot of happy memories from this vacation. Here are my most favorite photographs from the trip. The only negative event was a pouring rainstorm on the day we left Paris - it delayed our flight by two hours, so we missed our connecting flight in Iceland and ended up spending an extra day getting home.

Below is a day by day itinerary of where we sightseeing.

Saturday: June 26th

Art/Mel Fly from Seattle to London

Lil/Mom Fly from Cleveland to London

Sunday: June 27th

Land in London

Golden Jubilee Bridge

Ride the London Eye

Monday: June 28th

Open Top Bus Tour of London

Boat Ride down the Thames to Greenwich

Royal Observatory

Prime Meridian (Longitude 0)

Visit Parliament

Tuesday: June 29th

Westminster Abbey

Bus Trip to Stonehenge

Wednesday: June 30th

St. Paul's Cathedral

Dome Climb at St. Paul's

Millenium Bridge

Globe Theater Tour

Kew Gardens (Mom & Lil have tea)

Thursday: July 1st

Day trip to Windsor Castle

Changing of the Guards

Tate Britian Museum

Friday: July 2nd

Trafalgar Square

Lunch time concert at St Martin Fields (Mom & Mel)

National Gallery

Horse Guards

Churchill War Rooms

Wellington Arch

Ceremony of the Keys at Tower of London

Saturday: July 3rd

Tower of London

Crown Jewels

Trebuchet Demonstration

Tower Bridge Tour

Kensington Gardens

Albert Memorial

Sunday: July 4th

Bell Tower of Westminster Cathedral

British Museum

British Library

Monday: July 5th

Hyde Park

Kensington Palace

Natural History Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Harrod's Department Store

Tuesday: July 6th

Chunnel ride London to Paris

Walk to Eiffel Tower

Wednesday: July 7th

Rodin Museum

Musee d'Orsay (Impressionist Painters)

Napoleon's Tomb

Go to top of Eiffel Tower

Thursday: July 8th

Louvre

Walk through Tuileries Gardens

Orangery Museum

Friday: July 9th

Day trip to Versailles

Evening visit to Louvre

Saturday: July 10th

Notre Dame Cathedral

Archeology Crypt

St. Chapelle

Conceirge Prison

Sunday: July 11th

Notre Dame Tower Climb

Cluny Museum

Watch World Cup Final (Spain wins)

Monday: July 12th

Arc de Triomphe

Walk length of Avenue des Champs Elysees from Arc

Pompidou Center

Pantheon

Luxembourg Gardens

Tuesday: July 13th

Seine Boat Ride

Basilica Sacre Coeur

Wednesday: July 14th

Art & Mel Fly from Paris to Keflavik - connecting flight is missed

Overnight in Iceland

Mom & Lil Fly from Paris to Cleveland

Thursday: July 15th

Fly from Keflavik to JFK

6 Hour Layover

Fly from JFK to Seattle

Friday

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