June 30, 2009
London Day 12: Westminster Abbey
Today, my class and I went to Westminster Abbey and the National Gallery. Neither allowed pictures. Booo! However, I did take some of the abbey on the outside (they can’t tell me what to do there, eh?), including the cloister and the gardens.
The abbey is wonderful: the grandeur, the history, the layers of religion, politics, people. I still get choked-up in the Poet’s Corner, seeing and touching the memorials to Shakespeare and the Romantic poets, to Chaucer and T.S. Eliot, to Tennyson and Dr. Johnson, to Blake and Milton always bring a satisfaction that’s hard to explain. I enjoyed my time at the abbey and listening to Jeremy Irons guide me through. They should allow me to take photos, however.
After having some lunch and seeing some my my favorites in the National Gallery, I headed east back toward the Museum of London. I wanted to purchase a book I saw in there; it was a beautiful day; I had the camera; so off I went. I stopped at St. Paul’s for a couple of snaps and walked toward the Thames and the Millennium Bridge. I added the latter shots to my London gallery (currently photos 136-150) and made a separate gallery for St. Paul’s that I’ll be adding to when my class and I visit. Enjoy and stay tuned for some more.
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|Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT1, Canon EOS 30D, Canon EOS 5D, or Canon EOS 6D • Prime Lenses: Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC Fisheye HSM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, or Canon EF f/1.2 85mm L USM • Zoom Lenses: Canon EF f/2.8 16–35mm L, Canon EF 24–70mm L, Canon EF 70–200mm L IS USM, Tokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX 12-24mm f/4 • Processed with Apple Aperture.|