Sunday, 10 June 2007

Bowness and Windermere (9 June 07)



Bowness is another small town just few miles away from Keswick. This small town attracted thousands of visitors each year. Bowness is also welknown of its lake - Windermere. It is the largest lake in England. During summer, boaters will run their boat along the lake. This lake covers an area of 14.7 square km and with depth of 220 feet.


One of the activities you mustn't miss out is to take a cruise and go around the lake. There are a few type of cruise services available: Yellow Cruise, Blue Cruise, Red and Red Cruise. Each will take different route and of cause the charges are different too.





We took this boat to cruise around Windermere.


Ready for the tour!!


The boat is leaving the port...








These people were having a great time partying on their private boats.


A boy who was sitting in front of me...






Heading back to the port...

Keswick - The Paradise for Lakeland Climbers (9 June 07)

Keswick is a small town popular for lakeland climbing. This place evolved during Elizabeth time, mainly because of its mining industry.



Moot Hall stands in the centre of Keswick Town. It is a meeting or assembly building, a place for the local to decide local issues. If you pay attention at the clock tower, you will notice this clock doesn't have long hand pointer. When I first saw this clock tower, I was so excited as I remembered I drew it before!






Lake District is also known as The Lakers of Lake Land. It is one of the National Parks in England.



















Friday, 8 June 2007

钱是赚了。。。但心好痛!

今天总于出粮了!
但看了payslip 后心里好痛
怎么扣了那么多呀?

赚了那么少,却扣去了全部的26%。。。
心好痛!
剩下来的真的是寥寥无几
可怜!
最高的是tax, 接下来就是National Insurance...
妈呀!不还不行吗?

算了吧!送给英国政府买药。。。

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

St Paul Cathedral and Millenium Bridge in London



The actual name of St. Paul Cathedral is Cathedral churh of Paul the Apostle. I couldn't take the whole features of this church, it is a huge church with 158 m in lenght, 37 m in width and 75 m in width across transepts. The highest part of this building is approximately 108 m. I didn't have a chance to visit this place as I was there after 5pm. For more information about servicing hours and admission fees, please check out this website: http://www.stpauls.co.uk/









One of the towers.





One of the statues found at the square in front St. Paul Cathedral.










Cool huh this taxi?!




This is the view captured from Millenium Bridge.


Mellinium Bridge and St. Paul Cathedral is at the far end.


Millenium Bridge is also known as London Millenium Footbridge. It's another steel made suspension bridge that were build across River Thames. The total lenght of this bridge is about 1,214 feet and it is considered as a new bridge (opened in year 2000).


Tower Bridge, Here I Come Again! (29 May 07)

It was my second visit to Tower Bridge in London. Many people have mistaken it as London Bridge. In fact, London Bridge is just an ordinary simple bridge. It is not as attractive as this one.

Tower Bridge is a suspension bridge that cross over River Thames. The two towers on both sides are linked by two walked way. The total lenght of this bridge is approximately 801 feet. This bridge was officially opened since year 1894.

The bridge is designed as a bascule bridge, where it could be raised up in the middle to allow bigger ships and cruises to pass through. The system is pulled by hydraulic machine.


One of the towers. To know about the admission fees, please check http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/TowerBridge/English/AdmissionPrices/


River Thames is always so busy.



One of the fasinating architecture/buildings which was found near by Tower Bridge.




Look what has vandal did to the sign board? Sad to see this.


This is London Bridge, the one that you keep singing in nursery rhyme. This bridge is built across River Thames too.


We also went to a near by park/garden.


The huge iron-made thing that stands behind my hubby plays its function as the short hand of a clock. When sun is moving, the shadow that falls from the iron stuff will be able to tell the exact time. Fantastic isn't it?

This picture shows us that it was nearly 5 in the evening.

Buckingham Palace (29 May 07)



Buckinham Palace is serving for state occasions and royal hospitality. Today, it has become one of the tourist attraction in England.


One of the activities you should not miss when visiting this place is the changing of the Queen's Guard. It always take place in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace at around 11 in the morning.












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