Anita at Castles, Crowns, and Cottages is hosting the Europe: Simply Irresistible blog hop this week, so I thought it would be the perfect time to start sharing my photos. The ones I'm sharing tonight are from my first hours in London and Bath. It was my first time ever visiting England, so everything was new and exciting!
Here's one of the first photos I took in England---Paddington Station. I ended up spending a couple hours there, waiting for my train, and it was so fun to just be able to sit and watch people. I bought a steak and cheese pasty and a Diet Coke and sat down next to a woman who told me she was waiting for her husband, Clive. Perfect.
This is one of my first photos of Bath. It was pouring down rain and almost dark when I arrived. I had no idea if I was headed in the right direction, but I arrived, soaking and smiling, just before it got too dark to see!
My first photo of Bath Abbey. I returned a couple days later to attend service there.
Our tour group took part in the Grand Regency Costumed Promenade. These were my roommates, Jenny and Judah---very dear friends to me now!
Here we are at the Royal Crescent in Bath, preparing for the parade to begin!
The parade ended at the Parade Gardens near the Abbey. Here are two sweet friends dressed in beautiful blue!
After the promenade, we took tea at the Jane Austen house. It's the house her family lived in when she lived in Bath and there's a beautiful tea room upstairs that served all these lovely treats. My apologies for catching my friend, Frances, off-guard!
After tea, a few of us walked around Bath, shopping and exploring. Many tourists wanted to take our photo---so we had them take one with our own camera too!
The woman who played this living statue was amazing! I definitely did not realize she was real until she moved.
I was intrigued by the pigeons! Pigeons everywhere!
A pigeon man talked our friend, Rachel, into letting them roost on her. She's such a good sport!
Make sure to visit Castles, Crowns, and Cottages on Friday---and throughout the week---for lots more great Europe-themed posts. Maybe you'll want to join the party too!
Thanks for linking up with the Homemaking Party. Have a blessed week!
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