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Westminster always reminds me of that episode of friends where they all go to London for Ross and Emily’s wedding. Joey and Chandler are outside of Westminster Abbey and Joey has to physically step into his map in order to figure out where he is. 95 more words


London 2.0

“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford” – Samuel Johnson…

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Day 3 of Abbey Sketch Trip

Right after breakfast I headed out to the viewpoint which overlooks the Fraser river. I again used Marc Taro Holms’ wet in wet “charging in” technique (see previous, Day 2, post about the sunset). 147 more words


Day 2 of Abbey sketch retreat

Day 1 Monday, Sept 11, 2017; travel to the Abbey

Day 2, Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017; first full day at Abbey

A group of 4 sketchers made a “sketching retreat” to Westminster Abbey in Mission, BC, Canada. 397 more words


Writing Figurative Language

It Can Really Grab Attention

By Annette Rey

I came across a fabulous example of figurative language. It really caught my imagination and drew an enticing picture in my mind. 317 more words


England Part I - London

The first of four installments from our recent visit to the U.K. 14 more words


The Coronation of Richard I, and the Anti-Semitic Riot that followed (1189)

The  Duke of Normandy  was formally crowned King Richard I at Westminster Abbey on this day in 1189.  According to one account, which now  resides in the Bodleian Library in Oxford, the coronation ceremony was accompanied by “evil omens”, including the presence of a  bat fluttering around the king’s head during the crowning, and the mysterious pealing of bells.  300 more words

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