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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Another London Day... :D

Today we had another concert in London. BUT...
It was a simply glorious day... wall-to-wall blue sky and warm sunshine.. is it really 13 November??

We left early (tube engineering works and main line trains all akimbo) and drove to Loughton and tubed it into London from there. Wonderful autumn colours enroute.

Having arrived nice and early we walked to Buckingham Palace having started from Marble Arch. Today was the annual Remembrance Sunday attended by all the Royals, Military and dignitaries et al.

Some familiar pics to start with but they looked so much better in the sunshine..



The troops were assembling ready to parade..

Poppy wreaths..







One of the gun carriages going to its starting point.

Walking back to Wigmore Hall we passed this monument to the Canadian Forces who came over here during WW2 - my father (who was killed in action in Italy) was one of them... suddenly it hit me all over again


We walked on through the warm sunshine and through the wonderful autumn colours

This building had a very "green" corner; what a wonderful idea.... perhaps others in our capital town could follow suit?

and finally, outside one of the hotels, poppy-red cyclamen shone out joyfully.


The concert performed by the Parker Quartet was enjoyable and we preferred the Debussy String Quartet n G minor to the Haydn String Quartet in C... a lovely performance but didn't quite live up to the concert of the previous week with the Heath Quartet who were much more involved in playing the music and carried the audience along... that was really good stuff!

Here's to the next one :D

5 comments:

Roy said...

A lot of fabulous images in this and the previous post Tricia.

Tricia said...

Many thanks Roy :)

holdingmoments said...

I love the forest up the side of the building. Excellent.

Eagleseagles said...

Did you accept the seat?
C

Tricia said...

Keith - amazing. Pity more buildings didn't have this... especially some of the modern ones!

C - as she was getting off at the next stop, I swallowed my pride and accepted :D

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