2013 Summer (Baltic and Britain – A week in London – Day 1 – Part 1)

We returned to London on June 17 from our 16-day cruise up the Baltic.  The next day we left the flat we had rented for a week and took the underground out to Kensington Palace.  We have been to London several times and yet had never been out there.  It was a lovely summer day as well, so we had a great time. The gate that was buried in all the flowers when Princess Diana died.There was a special exhibition on in the Palace called “History Where it Happened.”  Many of the rooms or historical items had white paper cut outs hanging above or placed near them.  I didn’t get it myself.

I thought this mural on the staircase was really neat.  All the people are peering at who is going up and down the stairs.  Very clever.  I can’t imagine how the Royal Archivist keeps track of all the treasures in all the residences of the Royal Family: and who got what from whom and who gets it later.  Mind boggling. How Prince Albert survived all the fawning romantic stitching on his coat, not to mention all the bows, and flowers, and froufrou is beyond me.  I would not have been able to keep a straight face during the ceremony if I was wearing such a garment!

The  gardens  were  gorgeous.

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