Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Day 2 in London


This is how they dress for "authenticity"

One of the food courts

We woke up to rain and it didn't look like it would go away, so we planned to go see  some of the inside things on our list.  Accordingly, we walked back to the Stanhope Arms to catch the Hop On, Hop Off bus.   Yesterday we paid the 28 pounds each admission because you get 1 1/2 days with it.  Yesterday we did the joyriding and overview of London Bridge, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, the Thames ... and never got off until we were back at our stop.

Today we bailed at Harrods which looks rather plain from the street, but is a glittering cave of wonderful things inside. 

This is a "regular" bus and I suppose you could hop on and off, but paying bus fare each time.

The memorial to the late Princess Diana and her beaux at the time, Dodi al Fayed, is at the bottom of an escalator from the ground floor. 

The pyramid in the center contains another pair of "eggs"- one for the champagne glasses they used That Fateful Night and the smaller holds the "engagement ring" (snort) he gave her that day.

Apparently this area is meant to be taken as an Egyptian shrine.

A burka-wearing mourner...

A better shot of the pyramid contents

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