Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kensington Gardens Walk

After 20 hours of traveling, we made a quick stop to our hotel to drop off luggage, then headed out the door to do a walk I remember doing every week while in London at study abroad. Each Sunday I would get to walk through the beautiful Kensington Gardens to get to church in the Hyde Park Ward. I couldn't wait to see everything I remembered so fondly, and it didn't disappoint, it was fun to show James all the little things along the way.

Palace Court, the BYU center in London, such a beautiful street.

The Italian Gardens right at sunset, created 1860

Another view of the Italian Gardens

The Albert Memorial, in all of its gaudily ornate splendor

Why I loved these gardens, beautiful!

The Elfin Oak, little elves and gnomes are carved into the tree to make it feel like a miniature fairy land.

And finally, the LDS chapel on Exhibition Road. When I was in London last, I taught the 12-15 year olds Sunday School, hard to believe those girls are now in their mid-20's.


Sara said...

Great photos!

Whitney said...

Glad you guys had fun, can't wait to see more pictures!

Audra Bollard said...

I loved doing that same walk every Sunday too. How dreamy to take your husband back there. I'm looking forward to seeing all your pictures!