London

October 6, 2009


DSCN3030Some of the highlights: manuscripts from Jane Austin, Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, Leonardo da Vinci, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, Handel (his “Messiah” composition no less!), Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, the Beatles, the Magna Carta, Shakespeare’s first Folio, Codex Siniaticus and Alexadranus, the Gutenberg Bible, publications from Tycho Brahe and Galileo, the 1611 King James Bible, the British crown jewels, the Tower of London,DSCN2982 Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” at the Globe theater, Westminster Abbey, Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar square, paintings by Monet, Degas, Botticelli, Cranach, Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci, the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles (from the Parthenon in Athens), Assyrian winged bulls, the Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Harrod’s, Hamley’s, high tea and some excellent fish and chips.

DSCN2998Wow!  What a full week.  Still, though these may have been the highlight sights, they were not the most impacting aspects of the trip.

Of course the most important part of the trip was that we were sharing it with Ralph and Karen (Kate’s parents).  Talking with them, seeing Jude play with them, eating with them and sharing the many sights we enjoyed in London is something I will remember and treasure for a long time.  To put it succinctly, we had an incredible time!  Thanks Ralph and Karen!  Hope you’re having a great time in Paris and we’re looking forward to you last few days with us here in Holland!

Click here for more pictures from London.

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2 Responses to “London”

  1. Terra Says:

    Oh Joey, reading this chokes me up and makes me even more excited to come. Not because we’ll be doing anything that exciting but because we’ll be able to do life with you up close and person. I love you and can’t wait for our visit!

  2. Joey Wulf Says:

    Me neither! Kate was just talking this morning about wanting to go in to Haarlem when you’re here! 🙂


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