Kew Garden Butterflies

The Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens houses a dramatic sample of butterflies.

A Day at Kew Gardens (3)

After visiting the Temperate House at Kew Gardens, I passed by the pond where swans were tending their cygnets. I then strolled through a lovely flower garden and on to the Davies Alpine House, a small modern glass house with…

A Day at Kew Gardens (2)

After leaving the Palace at Kew Gardens, I walked on to Rhododendron Dell, which is exactly that, a dell bursting with rhododendrons in light pink, violet and magenta. I passed by a small lake where a group of visitors were…

Kew Garden Waterlilies

The Waterlily House at Kew Gardens is a small tropical greenhouse built in 1852. It showcases a variety of waterlilies, ferns, papyrus and hanging gourds. Besides the lilies themselves, I was particularly intrigued with the waterlily buds, either submerged in…

A Day at Kew Gardens (1)

Kew Gardens, located in West London, comprises over 300 acres of land with a myriad of attractions, including numerous glass houses, gardens, a palace (a very small palace), restaurants and shops. First I visited the Palm House, a tropical rainforest…

London Tourist

Yesterday I spent the day sightseeing. I visited the London Bridge, The Design Museum, Hay’s Galleria, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to enter the abbey since services were being held. I will again, let the pictures…

Punting on the River Cam

During my day trip to Cambridge I went punting on Cam River. This leisurely ride is a great way to see the historic college buildings, beautifully tended greenery, and fascinating arched bridges from the 1800s.

Day Trip to Cambridge (1)

It’s peppermint tea this evening at Cafe de Pierre, a couple blocks from my hotel. A screaming bus of tourists just whizzed by the cafe. Seriously, loads of people on the open top level of a red double decker literally…

iPad Defeat, iPad Success

Though sore from the previous day’s exercise and spaced from lack of sleep, I headed toward the Apple store on Regent Street anticipating success in obtaining a camera connector. When I arrived on the scene around 10:30 I was mildly…