S: Photo Album 2009 Asia and Europe
BC: Sorry!! No Photography allowed inside the Windsor Castle...
FC: PHILIPPINES Mother B-day Feb. 19, 2009 | LAOS, The Tribes | Myanmar, The Temples | CHICAGO | ENGLAND, The Windsor Castle
1: Cut the Cake! | Mother
2: MAKING MEMORIES | mm
3: I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true!
4: A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends.
5: Present Time! | It's A Party time!!!!
6: LOVE | Sarap nyan ah Pare!!
7: Donnalyn & Kerby | Rowena & her baby | Malou & Santina | Jing, Bhell & Jun | Princess | Dong Grad.& Bebot
8: Sagad's Family | Jun & Bhell
9: Santillan's Family | Dacarra's Family | Mother & ate Ely | The Grandchildren | Lorenzo's Family
10: Pasadilla's Family & Klenk's Family | mm
11: Rosalie | Lyn, CJ &Nicole | Lai, Julious & Jane | CJ &Nicole | Grace, Rowena & Chelo
14: Pasadilla's Family
15: Thailand and Myanmar The 3 photo's on the left taken from Thailand. The Photo's are taken inside and outside of the Temple's and downtown of Myanmar.
19: The wishing Tree | ring the bell & make a wish
20: giving the Buddah bath
21: Myanmar, airport
27: Laos, Airport
28: Chicago These photo's taken at Museum of Natural History Museum of Science & Industry
31: Windsor Caste, the largest & oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. The Castle's dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people.
32: Morning Parade | Souvenirs shop | The Palace guards,morning parade
33: inside The Windsor Castle | The Queen Mother Elizabeth, flag Pole | shoot the Arrow for the enemy
34: The Windsor Castle Garden
36: The Queen Mother Gathering Party, entrance to the Palace (Princess Diana Procession funeral) | The Queen Mother Elizabeth Castle, England
39: inside The Windsor Castle
41: The Windsor Castle guard
42: Prince and Princess Monastery Museum | outside The Windsor Castle
44: The London Eye and The London Bridge | London, City tour
45: St. Paul's Cathedral Church | The London Eye
46: One week after Westminster Abbey, I visited the other great London church, St Paul's Cathedral. They are very different in form and function. (They are alike in not allowing photography inside, so again I've only got exterior shots. I took some more on an earlier excursion.) Westminster Abbey is medieval and gothic. St Paul's is Renaissance and baroque, one of Christopher Wren's great churches, rebuilt after the Great Fire of London. One thing I wasn't prepared for was how martial St Paul's is. Although Westminster Abbey has its fair share of soldiers and empire builders buried or memorialised there, most of the names are clergy, doctors, poets and other worthies of their day -- and of course kings and queens. At St Paul's, the overwhelming impression is that of a church for warriors. Most notable, of course, are the tombs of Wellington and Nelson. The latter in particular dominates the crypt. But also buried here are Admirals Collingwood, Beatty, and Jellicoe, and Field Marshals Roberts, and Wolseley. There are memorials to Pound, Slim, Kitchener and T. E. Lawrence. It's not all war of course: this is the statue of Anne,1 out the front of the Cathedral. She looks decidedly imperious (even with a pigeon on her head). It's a Victorian statue, which may be why at first glance I thought it looked rather Victoriaish. And the architecture is superb: baroque it may be, but by comparison to the cluttered and jumbled old Abbey, it's so airy and ordered. I did of course ascend to the Whispering Gallery inside the dome (though the full effect is somewhat lacking when you're visiting by yourself!), and then up to the Stone Gallery, which is outside the dome, and then right up to the top, to the Golden Gallery which can be seen here. About which, more later. (And my apologies to Sir Christopher for making it look like his creation is about to topple over!)
47: The Architecture of the Church
48: St. Paul's Cathedral Church Princess Diana & Prince Charles, married at this church on July 29, 1981
49: High Court City Hall of London (Guy Ritchie and Madonna) get divorce for 8 years married. Pay Her ex between $76m & $96m). | The City of London,
50: The Queen Mother Bridge | This Bridge film from Harry Potter movie (Chelsea Bridge) | Blackfriars Bridge
51: Tower Bridge of London | Train Station of London | The Prison
52: Bridge History A visit to Tower Bridge Exhibition clearly explains how the Bridge works and describes its fascinating history. The information below provides a backdrop to help make the most of your visit. The Need for a New Bridge London Bridge was originally the only crossing for the Thames. As London grew, so more bridges were added, although these were all built to the west of London Bridge, since the area east of London Bridge had become a busy port. In the 19th century, the East End of London became so densely populated that public need mounted for a new bridge to the east of London Bridge, as journeys for pedestrians and vehicles were being delayed by hours. Finally in 1876, the City of London Corporation, responsible for that part of the Thames, decided the problem could be delayed no longer. The view today from the high level Walkways has changed dramatically, although there are still signs of the area's amazing history. With the aid of photographs and interactive kiosks, visitors to Tower Bridge Exhibition can gain a greater understanding of how life would have been when the idea of a new bridge was originally conceived. How a Design was Chosen A huge challenge faced the City of London Corporation - how to build a bridge downstream from London Bridge without disrupting river traffic activities. To generate ideas, the "Special Bridge or Subway Committee" was formed in 1876, and opened the design for the new crossing to public competition. Over 50 designs were submitted for consideration, some of which are on display at Tower Bridge Exhibition. It wasn't until October 1884 however, that Horace Jones, the City Architect, in collaboration with John Wolfe Barry, offered the chosen design for Tower Bridge as a solution. The Building of the Bridge It took 8 years, 5 major contractors and the relentless labour of 432 construction workers to build Tower Bridge. Two massive piers were sunk into the river bed to support the construction and over 11,000 tons of steel provided the framework for the Towers and Walkways. This framework was clad in Cornish granite and Portland stone to protect the underlying steelwork and to give the Bridge a more pleasing appearance. To learn more about the building of Tower Bridge, the people involved in its construction and why it was needed, visit The Tower Bridge Exhibition where video screenings explain the entire project, including the difficulties faced. How it Works - Then and Now When it was built, Tower Bridge was the largest and most sophisticated bascule bridge ever completed ("bascule" comes from the French for "see-saw"). These bascules were operated by hydraulics, using steam to power the enormous pumping engines. The energy created was stored in six massive accumulators, as soon as power was required to lift the Bridge, it was always readily available. The accumulators fed the driving engines, which drove the bascules up and down. Despite the complexity of the system, the bascules only took about a minute to raise to their maximum angle of 86 degrees. Today, the bascules are still operated by hydraulic power, but since 1976 they have been driven by oil and electricity rather than steam. The original pumping engines, accumulators and boilers are now exhibits within the Tower Bridge Exhibition. Tower Bridge Exhibition - A History In 1910 the high level Walkways were closed to the public due to lack of use. People arriving on the bridge preferred to wait at street level for it to close rather then heading up the stairs carrying their heavy loads. In 1982, as part of the new Tower Bridge Exhibition, visitors to the bridge could once again enter the walkways, now fully covered, and experience the amazing panoramic views. Although Tower Bridge is now powered by oil and electricity, the original steam engines maintained by a dedicated team of technical officers remain in their original location for all to see. This area is known as the Victorian Engine Rooms, the second section of Tower Bridge Exhibition. Over the past 28 years, the exhibition has been developed to keep pace with modern day needs without losing its Victorian essence. Through interactive kiosks and video walls along with knowledgeable Guides, visitors can learn about key events in the Bridge's history, ranging from Royal visits to dare devil stunts.
53: Tower Bridge of London
54: The House of Parliament in London | Tower of London
55: Princess Victoria Park | Micheal Caine rest. (movie start) | City of London
56: Buckingham Palace, London
57: Stone Henge (over 2000 years) England
58: Home of Shakespeare
62: Princess Diana Diana Frances Spencer was born on July 1, 1961 at Park House, the home her parents rented on the British royal family's estate at Sandringham. As a child she occasionally played with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, who were near her in age. Diana had two older sisters, Sarah and Jane a younger brother, Charles. When Diana was six, her mother left her father. The Spencers divorced in 1969, and Diana father recieved custody of the children. In 1975 Diana's father became the eight Earl Spencer, making Diana a Lady. Diana and her siblings moved to Arthop, the Spencer family estate in Northampton. Diana attended private boarding school. Although she wasn't an special good student, she was excelled at sports, and won trophies for her swimming. She dream of being ballerina, but grew to tall(as an adult she was 5'100. After leaving school in 1978 she worked as a nanny. waitress, and cleaning woman before becoming a teacher at the Young England kindergarten in Pimlico, London. Her romance with the Prince of Wales began in 1980. The oldest child of British monarch Queen Elizabeth 11, he was 12 years older than Diana, and had previously dated her sister Sarah,. Almost from the start, the press took a especial interest in "Lady Di," They staked out her apartment and follow her everywhere. Diana later said that she found the constant attention unbearable. Diana and Charles were married July 29, 1981 at St. Paul's Cathedral. The wedding was broadcast in 74 countries and watched by 750 million people worldwide. Diana was the first English woman to marry an heir to the throne in over 300 years. At the ceremony the Archbishop of Canterbury said, "Here is the stuff of which fairy tales are made." But the fairy tales was an illusion, as Diana had already discovered. Prince Charles was still in love with an old girlfriend, Camilla Parker-Bowles. " There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded, "Princess Diana remarked years later. Distraught, Diana developed bulimia and attempted suicide. Despite her problems, she was a devoted mother to her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. She worked tirelessly for charity, and was beloved by the public for her warmth and humanity. In 1992 Princess Diana decided to expose the truth about her relationship with Prince Charles to the public. She secretly collaborated with author Andrew Morton on his book Diana, Her True Story. The princess direct involvement in the writing of the book was not revealed to the public until after her death. The separation of the Prince and Princess of Wales was announced on December 9, 1992. The divorce become official August 28, 1996. Princess Diana kept the title Princess of Wales and continued to work for her favorite charities. She and Prince Charles had joint custody of their sons. In 1997 Princess Diana began a love affair with Fayed "Dodi" Fayed, the son of billionaire businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed. Their romance ended abruptly on August 31, 1997 when both were killed in a car accident in Paris while fleeing from paparazzi. Princess Diana sudden death lead to an unprecedented worldwide outpouring of grief and love. As her brother said at her funeral, she was "the unique", the complex, the extraordinary and Irreplaceable Diana, whose beauty, both internal and external, will never be extinguished from our mind."
63: ARTHORP, England (where SHE was buried)
64: Princess Diana Museum
65: Condolences, books from all over the World
66: Inside the Spencer's Mansion House (the house is built over 500 years old.
68: The Spencer's Garden | The Mansion House was renovated several times.
69: The estate will be thrown open to public from July 1 to August 30, Diana's birthday. Spencer has announced that only 1,52,500 tickets will be sold and only 2,500 visitors will be allowed in daily to the estate where his sister is buried.``It's a mad rush. We have calls from Australia, South Africa, from the European continent, the United States and even Latin America and Asia asking for bookings,'' Shelly Anne Claircourt, the spokesperson for Earl Spencer, said. The money collected from the bookings will be used for a multi-million-pound-sterling memorial complex for Diana, and any further profits will be donated to the Diana, Princess of Wales Welfare Fund, Claircourt said. The rush for bookings is unprecedented despite the fact that the tickets would not allow the visitors access to the Lake Island, known as the Round Oval, where the Princess is buried, and let the curious only have a clear view of a memorial which is still being designed. A temple at the lake's edge, which was bought by the Fifth Earl Spencer from the gardens of Admirality House in the 19th century, is being restored and dedicated to Diana's memory for the public to lay flowers. Work is also under way to convert the stableblock into a Diana museum which will house rare childhood photographs of the late Princess, cine footage from her early life and the Spencer tiara, that she wore on formal occasions.
70: Princess Diana, Graveyard right in the middle of the Lake. Only HER family can go to the graveyard.
71: The Garden and the Gift shop. Princess Diana brother Lord Spencer is giving autographs this hour on the board sign. He signed my book. The book is all about the history of the Mansion house, Princess Diana ancestors, her childhood and the END of her life.