August 16th, 2009

View from study (sunny)

What I did on my holidays (London trip -- Day 1)


Yes, I am back, but it's taken a day or so to catch up with all the email, LJ etc. In addition, I've only just got to the point where my legs have stopped aching (we walked and walked and walked!).

So, this is Day 1 of our short break in London. (Monday 10 August)

The first stroke of luck was finding the steam train waiting in Machynlleth station when we arrived to catch the train to London. Collapse )

As you can see, it was raining quite hard. Everything is shiny and slick with rain. But wait a moment, what's that badge on the side of that middle carriage? Luckily the Canon Powershot has a good zoom.

Hogwarts Railways

I don't know whether this is the train that features in the Harry Potter films, or whether (like the local Welsh narrow gauge railways do Thomas the Tank Engine trains), the preserved railway that normally hosts this train runs Hogwarts Express trains.

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Houses of Parliament

And finally, no trip to London would be complete without the classic Houses of Parliament shot. :)