First days, boat cruise, walkabout

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The first few days in London! Not really eloquent, but will probably re-edit tomorrow when I have more time.

Yesterday, sitting in JFK, my view out the window. Not much to see here.
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Yesterday, the view from my apartment window: The Natural History Museum. Pretty beautiful looking. We even have a balcony, but are banned from using it. What a SHAME.
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We had a boat cruise on the Thames today, and after walking out of the Westminster Tube station, I walked up the steps to see this.
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The eye! It moves reeeaaalllyyyyyy slowly.
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The bridge that collapsed in HP6! It wobbles really badly in reality.
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Tower of London: Place of Beheadings.
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Tower Bridge.
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The weather could not have been any more perfect.
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And when we got off the boat, it was still waiting for me 🙂
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HAD to do it. While we were eating lunch on the steps, it drove right behind Parliament. In my future lies King’s Cross.
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Me and Melissa ❤ Roommates!
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Westminster Abbey. And oh yeah. Zach Ranger was here.
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Saint James Park. In the distance, Buckingham Palace. We had a group shot here, but it wasn’t on my camera.
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The other side. A palace and the London Eye.
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Us again in the park!
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The flag flew above the Palace, which means the Queen was currently in residence. HOW EXCITING.
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Afterwards, we headed to Notting Hill to see the Carnival 2009, apparently something REALLY HUGE that takes place in London every year. Too much of a story to tell, but let’s just say there were more people at that parade than the population of the United States.
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But there were really cool costumes.
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Really cool.
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And then we headed to the Imperial College pub for a pint. Hooray beer!
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