Monday, May 16, 2011

Westminster Abbey by June

Westminster Abbey has been in the news lately since it was the venue for the royal wedding on April 29th, so I thought I would mention it today.

We visited the Abbey, (which hubby insisted on calling “Westminister” just to aggravate me,) and it was just amazing. Although the television coverage during the wedding was incredible, it was more beautiful in person. What you didn’t get to see on television was the statues and markers identifying all the people buried in the Abbey. According to the folks at the Abbey, there are about 3,300 people buried there. Some even have their own chapels, such as Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, and writers and poets in Poet’s Corner.

The Abbey is also the home of the Coronation Chair recently seen in the movie The King’s Speech, although I am certain it wasn’t the real one. It also didn’t look like the one I sat in at the film and prop museum!

Westminster Abbey truly is fascinating, however you are not allow to take photo’s inside and although I know you can “sneak a picture”, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. It is a holy place and deserves the respect.

Have a great week!




Morgan Mandel said...

It did look spectacular on TV!
I enjoyed seeing such a marvelous historical place.

Morgan Mandel

Margot Justes said...

Those pictures make me want to go back. Lovely throne shot.