Category Archives: United Kingdom

Bridge Over Tranquil Water

This bridge over the Cam in Cambridge, UK, joins two parts of St. John’s College, one of the most beautiful in Cambridge.  I stayed in a room at St. John’s in order to save money and to photograph the grounds … Continue reading

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Whither London?

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London by night

Taking my Nikon D800 along for night photography.  

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My favorite hotel in London? Why, the St. James’ Court, mainly for its lovely courtyard.

And also, of course, for its fine executive rooms, if you book one or get it on an upgrade as I did here.

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Hampstead, It Takes a Village to Be My Fav London Neighborhood

Hampstead way up on the Northern Line tube is not for everyone. It is lacking in the great sights of central London, and hotels.  Its real estate is frightfully expensive. It is jammed with cars, many of them luxury models … Continue reading

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Oxford, Where Town and Gown Make a Great Pair

Don’t ask me why, but I much prefer Oxford to Cambridge. It’s bigger, richer, and more grand. OK it doesn’t have the Cam, but it has beauty in spades and a lively town to boot.  Below, the Radcliffe Camera, center, … Continue reading

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Flowers for the Queen

BUCKINGHAM Palace in the spring is fronted by a riot of color… and hordes of tourists to watch the changing of the guard. The tourists seem to come mostly from continental Europe. I guess British tax payers pay for those … Continue reading

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