|We liked this memorial because of the last line - short and to the point.|
After we'd been inside we were exploring the outside area in which you can see part of the old London wall, and we came across a cat on a lead. She was a lovely Bengal cat, and of course I had to have a chat and a pat - you can see her on her lead below.
We then headed off for our next church passing some interesting things on our way - pictures below.
|Pretty air vent outlets - Ken thinks it looks like Telly Tubby land|
|Lovely green plant pots - these would be great in front of our flats|
|Balcony gardens on city flats - nice to see lots of people have made an effort|
|Front door of St Mary Le Bow|
|Arty shot - blue trees and red phone box|
Across from St Paul's there was a ceremony going on at the Fire mans memorial - I looked it up afterwards and it is a remembrance ceremony that happens every year on the second Sunday of September. The other thing which we found near St Paul's was a memorial to Governor Phillips (yes the Australian Governor).
|Old fire engines|
|The flags of different brigades with St Paul's in the background|
|Governor Phillips memorial depicting the landing of the first fleet|
|Looking down the Thames to Tower Bridge with the unmistakable Shard dominating everything|
|I liked this view as in the front are the old houses and the Globe Theatre, and peeping over the top is modern London|
|Attempt at a self portrait when we stopped to have lunch in a riverside pub|
|Interesting Sculptures on one of the roofs|
|Restaurant made out of shipping containers|
|Old ice cream van that Ken was admiring|
|Interesting gardens / art installations on the South Bank|
|Second hand book stalls under a bridge|
|Ken dreaming of Tour de France glory|
|Street dancing competition that was going on under one of the bridges|
|A canal boat heading up the Thames and looking very small|
|Nice wall mural|
|Street performer - every time he blew into his tuba flames shot out the top|
Distance walked: 3.5 miles.
Until next time, stay safe, keep smiling, and be kind to animals.
Pamela & Ken
P.S: Final picture is a poster from the underground for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home which I rather like - the cats are taking over! I know this probably means that there are lots of cats that need rehoming but I like to think it's a sign of things to come - that's why you should always be kind to cats, as when the animals rise up, they will be in charge.