Day 3 June 20, 2002
By Dan, Mary Jane and Scotty Hyde
Thursday June 20 - London
"Afterwards, we walk to Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, and
St. Mary-le-Bow church." (Dan.) Tower Bridge has lovely
architecture. St. Paul's Cathedral is the location of the "Feed the
Birds" sequence ("Bird Lady" selling breadcrumbs, "tuppence a
bag," on the steps of St. Paul's) in the movie "Mary Poppins." Scotty
is a "natural" to photograph on the steps! He also looks good on
the steps of St. Mary-le-Bow church, which we visit at Jan's
request, because, according to tradition, anyone born within earshot
of the bells of this church is a "true cockney." We sit a while in
the church courtyard, and hear the famous bells when they strike. The
name "St. Mary-le-Bow" figures in an adventure we have as we are
leaving Legoland on July 1.
Tower Bridge across the Thames River.
We are Standing at Exit to Tower of London.
We are on Tower Bridge
Jan in foreground.
Scott Fights Blue Bull in park under Tower Bridge.
Scott on the Steps of St. Paul's Cathedral.
Where the Bird Lady in Mary Poppins Movie was filmed.
Sign at St. Mary-Le-Bow
All true Cockneys were born within hearing distance of the bells of
Scott on the Steps of St. Mary-Le-Bow
Compare with the Scale of Scott on the Steps of St. Paul's.
Our first day in London ends with a lovely dinner at Zuccato City, an
Italian restaurant not far from St. Mary-le-Bow.
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