Wednesday, November 11, 2009

London...Day 4

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This was a day of shopping....we headed to Oxford Circus. The weather was beautiful, with just a quick downpour, then back to sunshine again. The area is decorated with "A Christmas Carol" signs (the movie coming out soon) and Jim Carrey was there to flip the switch that turned the lights on. He was to flip the switch at 6:15 pm we shopped all day and hung around for that. It is a complete understatement for me to say my feet hurt at the end of the day. They killed me. In fact, all 3 of us moaned and groaned on the way to the bus stop home.
We did some serious walking this day.
A quick downpour and then sunshine again.

Cute window displays.

Busy streets.

Adorable double-decker buses.

A line of double-deckers.

"A Christmas Carol" signs ready to be lit up.

If you ever get to London....skip the museums and head straight to this area.
Just sayin'.

At the end of this block is Liberty. Karen had this store on her must-see it has a Habberdashery department. Habberdashery.....fabric, yarn, needles, ribbons and such.
You quilters out there would love this place.

A close-up of the store and the ship above.

Fresh flowers and berries.

The view looking up in Liberty. The center is open to the top.

Getting the stage ready for Jim Carrey.

We watched Jim on the big screen a few blocks down...
just us and a million other people.

Jim hit the "ceremonial" switch, but guys like this one were
all along the street ready to really flip the switch.

And the lights came on.
Must be Christmas.

I asked the very important "light turner onner" if I could have my picture taken with him. He said sure...but he is probably still creeped out. I have no pride when it comes to being a tourist.

We ate a great dinner downtown then limped to the bus on our very achy feet.
This was a wonderful day.

1 comment:

  1. Love the "light turner onner" story. You crack me up. Once again, GREAT pictures!!