Tower of London

The Tower of London UNESCO World Heritage Site, England

From the World Heritage inscription for the Tower of London: The Tower of London is an internationally famous monument and one of England’s most iconic structures. William the Conqueror built the White Tower in 1066 as a demonstration of Norman power, sitting it strategically on the River Thames to act as both fortress and gateway …

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Maritime Greenwich

Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site, London

From the World Heritage inscription for Maritime Greenwich: Symmetrically arranged alongside the River Thames, the ensemble of the 17th century Queen’s House, part of the last Royal Palace at Greenwich, the palatial Baroque complex of the Royal Hospital for Seamen, and the Royal Observatory founded in 1675 and surrounded by the Royal Park laid out …

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Epic Fail

Much of this was written at 40,000 ft above the Atlantic Ocean somewhere between Newfoundland and the Canary Islands. Today I committed the biggest mistake of my entire trip. Last night I purchased my ticket to New York. I got a hotel out near Heathrow because the weekend rates there are cheap and I didn’t …

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London Calling

My time in London has been very hectic. I’m staying out of the central London area because everything near the attractions is really expensive. I’m out near Greenwich and the O2/Millenium Dome which really isn’t so bad. I have to spend about £6/day on the train, not including the underground fees. It still is cheaper …

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