Thursday, February 7, 2013

24: France and Great Britain, May-June 1932

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Paris (A), which I reached May 15th was distinctive because of its meticulous planning. Nothing could be built in the city unless it conformed with the plan. All buildings on each block were similar and each block integrated with the next. The Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre Museum were outstanding. In the Louvre, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo, and daVinci’s Mona Lisa were most prominent.

Crossed the English Channel in smooth water May 25th. I enjoyed visiting the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London with the crown jewels and British Museum - also the wonderful theaters, Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace and changing of the guard.

Caught bus for Edinburgh (C), where Prince’s St., swanky shopping area, and Edinburgh Castle above, were inspiring.

St. Paul's
London, Fleet St.
June, 1932

In British Museum
June 1932

Buckingham Palace, Wikipedia
Unlabeled photo of Edinburgh Castle

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