Saturday, 20 December 2008

Scenic Sunday

The Thames Barrier Park (London) is just 20 minutes drive from our house and, sometimes, when we have a free hour or so Nigel & I will drive over and wander around the park, enjoy a cuppa and look out over the River Thames then return home feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed.

A sailing boat passes through The Thames Barrier

A part of The Thames Barrier Park with the Thames Barrier in the distance.

London Holds My Heart

I'd kill to see the lights of London
Out of the windows of my room
Or to gaze upon the streets of Cairo
And farther out all of the pharaohs' tombs
I'd love to see the Eiffel Tower
And the Louvre's pieces of art
But there is only one city I could stay in
For only London holds my heart
To gaze across Scottish meadows
And bask in the light of an Irish moon
To hear the street musicians of RomeDoling out their classic tunes
I want to fall asleep at sunset In the snug bed of an Israel inn
And sip the finest of Greek wines
And lay with Arabian silks caressing my skin
How it would be to walk the deserts of Mecca
Or bathe in the Nile river for a few nights
To wander the vast jungles of Africa
And see the exotic birds take flight
What I wouldn't give to run up the stairs of old cathedrals
In ancient cities made up of ancient art
Though there is only one city
I can ever belong toLondon Holds My Heart
Tatianna Rei Moonshadow

For more beautiful scenic views please visit Scenic Sunday


Anonymous said...

You truly live in one beautiful place! God bless you my friend! Love you!

Judith said...

Thank you Valerie - yes I love London but then I'm biased!! lol there is beauty everywhere if only we took the time to look. Good to hear from you.

simply divina said...

This is very nice. I love the view so beautiful.

litlit said...

wow! you captured these photos beautifully. Thanks for sharing....

Anonymous said...

I love all of the large community gardens that Britain and Europe has. Your photo of the Park reminded me of these plots of green. Thank you.

People with Cameras said...

Beautiful photos!

places and memories said...

wow judith.. such lovely place. the park looks pretty.

gengen said...

Oh your entries are pretty dear thanks for sharing. Mine is up also hope you visit. TC

Anonymous said...

I have been to London twice - in 1997 and 1999. I have been to several of the other places mentioned in the poem. I would love to go back to London but will probably never have the opportunity again. Enjoy it for me.

PlantBuddy said...

Such a inspiring poem. Makes me want to hop on a plane. Doesn't look like you have snow there.
Drop by mine for Huggable Christmas trees.

ramblingwoods said...

I have been to England, but it was many years ago. Both paternal grandparents came to the US from Emgland...These are lovely photos. Happy Scenic Sunday

jamie {rose cottage} said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Aisha said...

oh wow, nice shots! :) Such a beautiful place to be in.

Zriz said...

I love the clouds on the second photo! Nice!