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Dec182015

Thames Walk Westminster Palace to Tate Britain

Our main activity of the day got shot down when we arrived at Westminster Abbey to find a police barricade and the building closed to the public for an unannounced event.  Police said they expected Westminster Abbey to reopen around 1:30pm. We did not want to hang around the area for an hour waiting to…

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Jul192015

Marriott’s Custom House Boston

I chuckled inside the other day when a pre-teen boy pointed to the most distinctive historic building on the Boston Waterfront skyline and asked, “Mom, is that Big Ben?” Marriott’s Custom House Boston Boston’s first skyscraper was built between 1913-15 when a sixteen floor tower was constructed on top of the 1837-47 Boston Custom House.…

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Apr062013

Palace of Westminster London

The Palace of Westminster London is often referred to as the Houses of Parliament where the Houses of Lords and Commons for the British government meet. The Palace of Westminster occupies 873 ft. of Thames River front. Palace of Westminster seen from Westminster Bridge. This site in central London beside the Thames was the location…

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Mar152013

Urban Foxes of London

I knew late night encounters with the werewolves of London was a possibility, but meeting the urban foxes of London was unexpected. Songs from the 70s like White Man in Hammersmith Palais by The Clash and Down in the Tube Station at Midnight by The Jam were the kind of songs that made me think…

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