I woke early and while the boys were sleeping, I went for a walk in Green Park (close to Buckingham Palace). It is one of the Royal Parks of London, covering almost 50 acres. The entire park is comprised of mature trees - very beautiful and old.
|One of the monuments in the park|
|I picked up a fruit smoothie and some pastries for breakfast in the subway station. - YUM!|
|This is something famous ??|
We met our tour guide for the day in his car and he was prepared to take us to several places today. He had his work cut out for him to go to a few places in London on our way to Blenheim Palace and Oxford.
We left from our hotel - the Flemings, but only after Lloyd waited for the bank to open since the ATM machine wasn't working.
|Waiting area at the Flemings - beautiful, isn't it?|
|Calken Gallery - some pretty flowers and greenery outside the store.|
It is said that this was London's most famous watering hole. Built in 1750, this Pub was frequented by Churchill's grandparents.
November 1874 – 24 January 1965
Sir Winston Churchill was a British politician and Nobel laureate who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. Churchill is the only British Prime Minister to have won the Nobel Prize in Literature since its inception in 1901, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United states.
|Westfield - home of ultimate shopping in London|
|The palace is also notable as the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.|
|Both Lloyd and John are excited to learn more about Churchill, one of WWII's heroes.|
|Following the palace's completion, it became the home of the Churchill family for the next 300 years,|
|One of his favorite quotes during WWII.|
|John chats with a gal who is there with the Horse Show|
|They're getting ready for a banquet at this L-O-N-G fancy table.|
|3 knives & 3 forks? - HELP!|
|The pipes in this organ are amazing!|
|He gave a demonstration which was so interesting.|
|The inscription on top of the organ.|
|The chapel is housed close to the organ.|
|We took a quick walk out to the gardens by the Palace....very nice!|
|And to think that we were right there!|
|Headed back to the Palace - isn't it massive?|
|Practicing for a horse race which we sadly will miss (just outside the grounds).|
|Blenheim Tea Rooms & Guest House|
|Churchill Street and the cool rock walls that they have in the UK|
Churchill was buried in 1965 at St. Martin's Parish Church near Woodstock at Bladon.
|Such a gorgeous day to visit Churchill's resting place - what a great man he was!|
Sir Winston Churchill had expressed a wish to be buried at Bladon with the common folk. So, on the 30th of January 1965, after his sate funeral service at St. Paul's Cathedral (the largest ever held in world history up to that point), his body was taken by train to Bladon.
There, the private burial took place, conducted by the rector. By contrast with the earlier service, only relatives and close friends were present.
|A monument to Churchill from the Danish Resistance|
|Our guide told us some interesting things about Churchill. What a simple grave for a magnificent man!|