Friday, May 6, 2011

Leaving London

It was sad to leave the apartment we had made home, while we were staying in London.
The next photos were taken from the window of the London taxi cab, on the way to the train station.
A Ship in a bottle

Opened in 1908, the 5 star Waldorf Hotel, has become a renowned landmark of hospitality in London.
Men in Red! I wonder what they were up to?

Wishing you a great day ~ almost the weekend!


  1. Hi Carolyn - So sad to say goodbye to lovely London-town. and your glimpses from the car window are wonderful - I wonder who those men in red are?? I would think some-thing Royal! but they look so lovely against the grey building.
    Have a wonderful Autumn week-end.xx

  2. Ah, but you have your memories and you have wonderful photos to remember your vacation by!!!

    It's HOT today!!! I may just have to jump in the pool!!!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  3. Hi Carolyn,
    Oh I know how hard it is to leave a place that has been like home. I am sure you miss it. What an amazing time you had. I would love to visit London one day and your pics inspire me to dream.
    Yes, I wonder what the men in red were up to also.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Special Mother's Day.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind words.

    Hugs and blessings~
    Celestina Marie

  4. Carolyn,
    How neat to stay in London in such a nice place!!!
    Interesting things you have seen.
    Great memories.

    Wishing you a very happy Mother's Day!

  5. Oh my friend..I must have missed something...did you just get back? I didn't know you where away...looks like you had an amazing time...I have never been to London but look forward to going soon. xoxoxo hugs

  6. Oh my must think I am completely mad...I so knew you were away on a holiday..silly me..I have been looking at images of your holiday on your blog everytime you post them. My mind was thinking of another friends blog when I was commenting on really is time for bed...I must clear head. xoxo

  7. Dearest Carolyn,

    Well, that shows that you really enjoyed your stay and that's what counts to treasure fond memories!

    Lots of love,


  8. The men in red were our Chelsea Pensioners. They are all ex servicemen who now live together at the barracks in the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. You may spot them often in London.
    So glad you enjoyed your visit.

  9. Dear Carolyn,

    I can imagine you being sad for having to say goodbye to London. I love to visit that city too! I hope you will be able to return again in future! Meanwhile you have some lovely memories and photo's.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  10. leaving a city you've spent some time in is always a very bittersweet experience. i hope you carry back some lovely memories of london Carolyn and that you get to go back soon!


    p.s new giveaway contest on my blog:

  11. Lovely pics!

    And wishing you a lovely weekend too, dear Carolyn!


    XOXO Nora & Lola:)

  12. Good morning sweet Carolyn!

    I love your tours to London my friend; I hope to make it one day, but if not, I will have had glorious dreams made by you, to show the magic of a city that only many of us dream about. HAVE A HAPPY WEEKEND!!


  13. All ends darling....even hollidays !! hahahahahah !!....have a nice weekend love

  14. Wonderful photos, darling!

    Happy weekend!


  15. Wonderful pictures - and the building you stayed in - how wonderful. It makes me want to hop across the pond to England instead of France! Sigh - someday I will get there...
    Hope you had a safe journey home; it will be no time before you settle back into the normal rhythm of your days. Welcome home!

  16. I can imagine how hard it would be to leave London – my favorite city. Love all your photos from there! Thank you for taking us along on the journey. Have a beautiful weekend. – g

  17. How nice and I love your photos! I'm planning a London trip these days (for the summer) and this inspired me even more! What a great city it is! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

    x Kristin

  18. Hi Carolyn! I have never been to london and I don't think I will get there ever but it's nice to visit through your eye's.... what a wonderful adventure you must have had. I also enjoyed your previous post on the hats, I like hats too :o) have a nice weekend! hugs, Jennifer

  19. Ciao carissima amica!

    E' sempre un piacere passare a trovarti, soprattutto quando ci mostri queste bellissime fotografie"

    Bei ricordi, da sigillare nell'anima e nei ricordi! ;o)

    Have a wonderful "mother's DAY"!! ;o)

    Kisses and HUGS! NI

  20. Carolyn, dear,
    thankyou for all the wonderful tours you have taking me on-visiting London-it has been so very lovely.--I so understand you feeling a bit sad, leaving, --but I guess it is good being home again-too.
    Happy week-end dear Carolyn.

  21. Boy for being in a car you got some good shots there!!!!!!The building where your apt was is lovely, and I just went through your hat post!!!!!!!I love hats, but a lot of these were over the top. I agree, Mrs Middleton looked elegant........Maryanne xo!

  22. Love all your photographs
    Love you
    Happy Mother's Day
    Love Jeanne

  23. Oh I wish I could go there one day. The history alone is enough to make me want to visit. At least you have lots of pictures to help keep the memories alive. Thanks for entering my giveaway, good luck and have a great weekend Carolyn!

  24. Dear Carolyn
    Thank you for the nice pictures from London. I love this town! Many thanks for following my blog and for the nice comment.
    I wish you a nice weekend with a lot of sun. Hugs Yvonne

  25. I am glad you had a great time, darling Carolyn- wish you a safe journey home!

  26. Good morning beautiful friend,

    Thank you for your kind words always. Whether it is visiting my post or sending a quick note, your kindness echos in all my heart. Anita

  27. °º♥ ·.Amiga!

    Passei para uma visitinha...
    Seu blog é bonito, diversificado e agradável... amei!!!

    ♥ Bom fim de semana!
    Feliz Dia das Mães!!!


    º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.

  28. Hi carolyn,

    I haven`t ever visit in London, but now I visited there with helping your pictures:) I`m sure that London is really beautiful town. And my friend, you got wonderful memories to bring to your home:)

    I wsih you HAPPY MOTHER`S DAY!!♥

  29. I have enjoyed being along on this adventure with you sweets. Thanks for a wonderful tour!
    xx, shell

  30. Whew, looks too cold for me. I would have to go in warmer weather!


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