May, 2011

Lunch with Aunts and Cousins in Orpington

On our last full day in England the girls and I had a chance to meet my Aunts and Cousins for a pleasant lunch at a place on the High Street of Orpington.

After the lunch it was late enough in the afternoon that there was no point heading to the city to see anything, so the girls opted to go shopping in the town instead. Much clothes were bought. 😉

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Ride in the London Eye

Immediately after going to the Doctor Who Experience (and being the last to leave it for the day) we found a cab and headed over to go on the London Eye. The girls had already been on it a couple of days earlier with my cousins Philip and Kenneth, but I wanted to go on it with the girls, and I knew it was close to the train station we needed to get to.

It was a fun ride with the girls, and the views of London were incredible. Here are some of my pics.

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Visit to the Dr Who Experience

This was my first full, real vacation day away from anything having to do with the conference I was attending earlier in the week, so I took the opportunity to head down to London with the girls.

One thing that we had all wanted to see was the Dr. Who Experience, an exhibition being held at the Olympia Exhibition Center. While you cannot take pics of the actual “Experience” itself, which is an interactive set of movies/displays where you have to rescue the latest Doctor from the clutches of the Pandorica Mark II. Along the way you get to go inside the Doctor’s Tardis and play around in his control room, then land on a Dalek ship in the middle of a war, then get to see a short 3D movie where various Doctor Who baddies try to reach at you from the screen. I couldn’t shoot any of that, but I was allowed to shoot everything else that you see here.

(Since this is a popular page, I have added a few more images to the gallery below).

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A Soggy, Foggy Morning Down by The Beach

Jogger with Dogs by Foggy Boardwalk

Jogger with Dogs by Foggy Boardwalk

Driftwood by the Beach

Driftwood by the Beach

Wet Green Leaves on Boardwalk

Wet Green Leaves on Boardwalk

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Spring Flowers in Our Back Garden

Interior of a Tulip

Interior of a Tulip

Green Poppy Close-up

Green Poppy Close-up

Garden Gnome Surrounded by Spring Flowers

Garden Gnome Surrounded by Spring Flowers

A Row of Bleeding Heart Flowers

A Row of Bleeding Heart Flowers

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Green Heron in a Tree at Woodbine Park

Saw this guy (a Green Heron) awkwardly perched in a tree down by Woodbine Park this morning.

Green Heron in a Tree at Woodbine Park

Green Heron in a Tree at Woodbine Park

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Macro Through the Garden with Me

A small dandelion alongside some small purple flower.

An even smaller blue flower (maybe half the size of a dime)

Extreme close-up of a small maple leaf from a baby tree

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