In the merry month of August Jerry and Carol made a trip to merry old England. On the surface it was a ‘business trip’. That is Jerry was visiting Academic Press for a meeting of editors (2 days) for a new encyclopedia purported to be on ‘condensed-matter physics’. However, we will not go into that issue now. The other seven days were spent around London and into the southern parts of England. The ‘crooked lady with her crooked stick’ made her way throughout London on the underground to various sites. She attracted attention wherever she went – no one messed with that stick! A sight to behold was the ‘crooked pair’ with Emperor Justinian at the Roman Wall near the Tower of London.
before the statue of Justinian with the old Roman wall in the background
time outside of London
A trip to Stonehenge as well as through the Cotswolds was a scenic tour that included a visit to Oxford, the only rainy day of our week. Stonehenge was well worth the visit and it pushes the limits of the imagination to think of how they moved those rocks into place.
Carol at Stonehenge
Our Favorite place
The views around Bath are great with the same stone used throughout most of the buildings as seen in the view of the Abbey and the scene in the garden near the river and across the river.
Abbey at Bath
Blenheim Palace, a visit to the Spencer-Churchill Connection
Our visit would not be complete without at least a cursory look at the Spencers in England, remember Jerry your mother was a Spencer. Blenheim could take a long time to describe but let’s just look at a couple of views outside. Unfortunately, inside pictures were not permitted of the Churchill display of pictures and memorabilia that was well done. Below are a couple of views of a part of the front of the palace.
The gardens were a site to behold and one near the entrance side of the main building is shown below.