Monday, September 28, 2009

Wade in London

Wade has had a busy year and this Summer was no exception. He managed to squeeze in a visit to The Tower of London and Hampton Court. Here's his story.
Hampton Court is so big Wade can barely fit it all in. Still you get the idea.

He glances at the clock. Is that the time already ? He starts to worry, there's so much to see and his legs, well they are short, so he can only go so fast.

Now, if his legs were as long as the chap in the picture, he could fit the maze in. Still, he likes the trimmed bushes they remind him of an upturned ice-cream cone surrounded by lollipops.

Wade stops to admire the facade. Those tudors knew how to build. He wonders how many cups of tea and biscuits were consumed during the build.

Praise be, Wade gets a temporary reprieve and is given a walking tour of the rest of Hampton Court. Now he's making progress.

Wade at the Tower of London

Wade's feet hadn't quite recovered from his epic adventure at Hampton Court but he tries to keep his chin up.

This entrance doesn't look too promising as there's water on the other side. He decides to give it a miss.

Wade heard about big black birds from his cousin Ivan who was caught by one. Legend has it that these birds can't fly. Still, Wade keeps his distance, he doesn't like flapping wings and who can blame him ?

Classic tourist shot, Wade is all smiles with Tower Bridge in the background. He doesn't like to get too close to the water though.

Unlike Hampton Court, The Tower served as a prison as well as a fortress hence the rather small windows. Perfectly sized for Wade mind you.

A parting shot before going home, Wade really enjoyed his visits and feels most knowledgeable.

Thanks to Ciara for her lovely photos. I love getting updates on the FTB's so don't be shy. Even if they have just been keeping you company on the sofa, email a pic.

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