Monday, December 21, 2009

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol in 1843 and it has become a Christmas tradition for many families. The story tells the tale of a man who basically doesn’t like Christmas or anyone around him for that matter. He changes his tune when he is visited by ghosts who let him see what he has become and how he will end up if he doesn’t change his ways. And change his ways he does.

I always feel that London is actually a character in Dickens books. He breathes life into the city that creates and shapes his characters. So without further ado, here are some London pictures I took that are somewhat Dickens related. I hope you enjoy the journey and I wish all of you a Happy Healthy Holiday season!

London Street all decked out for the Holiday's and advertising the new movie!!

Here we have the Royal Exchange which, according to David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page, Ebenezer Scrooge would have come here.

I'm sure he would have also found his way to this place...The Bank of England.

And although Piccadilly Circus is not mentioned in A Christmas Carol, it is in London and so was I. (Notice the Starbucks!)

Thanks for reading!



Deb Larson said...

Great pictures, June!
Merry Christmas ~
DL Larson

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

A fun read and quite appropriate for the season.

Merry Christmas,

Marilyn Meredith

Morgan Mandel said...

Christmas Carol is one of my favorites. I was always afraid of the ghost guy when I was a kid. The pictures are beautiful. Looks like you had a good time in England.

Morgan Mandel

Margot Justes said...


Love the pictures, and as soon as as I find a home for Bath, I'm going back to London and Bath.

Margot Justes

Debra St. John said...

This is one of my favorite Christmas stories. I just finished doing a novel study of it with my students. What great timing your post is.

Merry Christmas!

June said...

Thanks so much! I did have a wonderful time and I'm glad I can share it with all of you!

Happy Holidays!