Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Wickre Travelogue (August 19th)

we are up for breakfast at 9:00 at hotel - We then took the tube to Green Park and Buckingham Palace and waited up on the Queen Victoria statue area for the changing of the guards. it's raining hard - lets up some, guard changing shortened - no band due to rain. Spent about 1 1/2 - 2 hours there. We then left and
walked through Green Park,and then took tube to Harrods Department Store. The place reminded me as a combination of the downtown Portland Myer & Frank store and the Forum Shops a Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. There is an opera singer singing on a balcony overlooking the escalators. Saw the Princess Diana memorial , had some pastries & tea, shopped 3 hours. We then had dinner at a 1950's American style dinner at Harrods and talked to our waitress from Australia. She laughed at us as we sang with the 1950's Rock and Roll music on the jute box. We then took the tube to St. Paul's Cathedral, walked around, saw the Old Bailey Criminal Courts and took the tube back to hotel and packed for Paris.