Thanksgiving in London

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Big Ben: London icon


A classic London backdrop


A nighttime view of Parliament


Old and New: The Tower of London and "The Gherkin"


Beefeaters: The Yeoman-Warders of the Tower


The Tower of London


The National Gallery


Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square


Spider by Louise Bourgeois outside the Tate Modern


St. Paul's Cathedral


Designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century


The magnificent facade


The "Elgin Marbles," originally part of the Parthenon in Athens


Hanging with Alexander the Great at the British Museum


Cassie falls into the crack (yes, that's "art") at the Tate Modern


Westminster Abbey


Ceiling of Westminster Abbey


Tower Bridge, another iconic landmark


Enough sightseeing, let the pub crawl begin!


Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese


Rebuilt after the fire of 1666, but est. much earlier


Seven Stars pub


Bring on the limoncello!


More limoncello??


At Waterloo Station, heading south


Tasting South African wine in Staines, south of London


Along the Thames River in Staines (yes, it's cold)


Islington, the neighborhood where we stayed


Traditional English breakfast: Pure cholesterol deliciousness


Porbeagle shark (threatened species) on sale at Borough Market


The British Museum's atrium


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