There’s a Lion on the roof

There’s often lots of interesting things going on at the back of buildings. I visited my friend at her new reflexology job, and her window gave a unique perspective on the lion on the top of the Lion Hotel’s ballroom from 3 floors up.

Lion in Profile

Lion in Profile

If you go down the back of the hotel with a zoom lens, you can get this view. It’s slightly mad that a stone lion is up there on the roof where hardly anyone is going to see him.

The Lion

The Lion


What I did in 2011, part 6 – Got some culture

For my birthday back in March, Dad and Jean took me for a weekend to London, in order to culture me   for  a birthday treat. So I made a list of things I’d like to do in London that I’d like to do, as the last time I did the tourist thing in the capital was when I was 5. The list looked a bit like this:

  • British Museum
  • National Gallery
  • Natural History Museum
  • The Eye
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • etc

In a rather manic Saturday in early April, we managed to do the NHM, the V&A, the Science Museum (not on my list, but it’s night next to NHM, so it made sense to pop in while we were there), then a trip up and down the river on a tour boat looking at the sights, followed by a jaunt on the London Eye. All on foot, except for the bit on the Thames. It was good fun.

On Sunday, we managed to have a good look at the National Gallery.

me and a lion

 This was all very enjoyable. We also examined the tea shop of some of the attractions – the National Gallery tea room isn’t all that good, but the V&A tea rooms were so good we went back on the second day.

Sadly, there was no time to do the British Museum, so that’ll have to wait until next time. I’d like to do the National Gallery again, properly, and maybe the Portrait Gallery too.

tower bridge, nice sky

Tower Bridge, from a boat