I finally was able to be a tourist this weekend, after a few days of lectures and orientation. The sock did not get to see too much, I was too busy taking pictures for the sock to come out of the bag. But anyway, here it goes!
On Friday we took a boat tour down the river Thames. I only have pictures from the very beginning because my camera ran out of batteries, so I knit the rest of the way (sadly, there are no pictures of me knitting. I did meet another knitter named Alex, and we may be going to Ally Pally for a day…). I did get a nice picture or two though.
Big Ben wasn’t there. Sadly, there were no chiming bells when we were there. We have to wait until November, I think. Oh well, the clock is still beautiful!
Houses of Parliament. Who wouldn’t wanna work there?!!?
The London Eye. It was supposed to be taken down in 2005, but it makes so much money that they won’t tear it down. It looks pretty sweet from the river! These were all taken in the first 10 minutes or so, before my camera died.
The next day, after first getting some new batteries, and reviving my camera, a couple friends from home and I took a little trip on the tube to…
Hogwarts, here we come! Yes, it was September first, and it was a little before 11am when we got there. We’re cool, we know. The “platform” is not an actual platform (you need a ticket to get to the real platforms 9 and 10), it’s just off to the side, and look what they have,
A cart stuck into the wall so it looks like you’re going through! Amazing!
The sock went to Hogwarts, too. I think I scared my non-knitter friends a little bit with this one. They just don’t understand. And besides, it was for Mouse. If she can’t go, then the sock can stand in her place!
After our trip to the station to send the sock to Hogwarts, we went to Hyde Park and walked around for a while. So far, Hyde Park is my favorite place in London. It is absolutely amazing. I’ll only post some of the pictures I took because there are just so many.
This is the gate to Hyde Park, and it’s right down the street from where I live. It’s very nice.
Royal Albert Hall
Princess Diana memorial fountain
A beautiful little garden at Kensington Palace
There were a ton of birds there, so I took a bunch of pictures of them. They are everywhere. This picture doesn’t even have the GIANT swans! They’re huge!
We thought this sign was funny. I swear, the dogs here are amazingly well behaved. My dogs would not fit in here at all.
A man sitting under a tree. I like this picture, I just think it’s pretty.
The picture I took before this one was of a squirrel, but the adorable old man thought I was taking a picture of him, so he posed but I missed it. So I took this picture instead. I think i like it better.
Well, those are some of my pictures. The sock was in my purse the whole time sadly. I was just too camera happy to take pictures with the sock. Another day though. And now, off to explore the Natural History Museum!