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START AND FINISH. LONDON AND PARIS.

Beginning and end of holidays.

For my holidays out of UK I have to travel to mainland Europe. I have flown by air on three holidays . Several times by North Sea overnight Ferries Hull to Zeebrugge and Rotterdam .In the early years took the ferry from Dover to Calais France. -- Since the Channel Tunnel opened in 1994 my holidays start and finish in London and Paris I live in Northern England, so to get a good start , i stay overnight in London. I catch the first Eurostar train of the day to Lille, Paris or Brussels. This means i have an afternoon and evening in London for sightseeing. Returning i stay overnight in Paris with time to look around. This acts as bonus on my original holiday Two great
Capital Cities.How lucky am i ?LONDON  ENGLAND.   St  Pauls  Cathedral.--Anglican  church.   Was  designed  by  Christopher  Wren.

LONDON ENGLAND. St Pauls Cathedral.--Anglican church. Was designed by Christopher Wren.

LONDON  ENGLAND.   Nelson  Column  in  Trafalgar  Square.

LONDON ENGLAND. Nelson Column in Trafalgar Square.

LONDON  ENGLAND.   Trafalgar  Square.

LONDON ENGLAND. Trafalgar Square.

LONDON  ENGLAND --  National  Gallery. in Trafalgar  Square.  National  collection of  paintings from  13th  century.

LONDON ENGLAND -- National Gallery. in Trafalgar Square. National collection of paintings from 13th century.

LONDON  ENGLAND.   Modern Skyscraper.the  Shard.  Height  310m   72  storey.

LONDON ENGLAND. Modern Skyscraper.the Shard. Height 310m 72 storey.

LONDON  ENGLAND.   Tower  of  London.  by  the  River  Thames.  Historic  Royal Palace  from  AD 1078.

LONDON ENGLAND. Tower of London. by the River Thames. Historic Royal Palace from AD 1078.

LONDON  ENGLAND..Tower Bridge .on  the  river  Thames.

LONDON ENGLAND..Tower Bridge .on the river Thames.

LONDON  ENGLAND --  Horse  Guards  Parade. where  Trooping  the  Colour is  held. - In  2012 the  Horse  Guards  Parade  hosted the  Beach  Volleyball  in  the  Olympic Games.

LONDON ENGLAND -- Horse Guards Parade. where Trooping the Colour is held. - In 2012 the Horse Guards Parade hosted the Beach Volleyball in the Olympic Games.

LONDON  ENGLAND..--  Elizabeth  Tower  [  Big Ben

LONDON ENGLAND..-- Elizabeth Tower [ Big Ben

on Houses of Parliament.--Tower completed1854. 96m high. Named Elizabeth Tower in honour of the Queens Diamond Jubilee in 2012.. The bell is Big Ben.]LONDON  ENGLAND,  --   Houses  of  Parliament  and  Westminster  bridge.

LONDON ENGLAND, -- Houses of Parliament and Westminster bridge.

LONDON  ENGLAND  --  Westminster  bridge  with Elizabeth  Tower    [  big  ben

LONDON ENGLAND -- Westminster bridge with Elizabeth Tower [ big ben

]LONDON  ENGLAND,--Horse  Guard. in   Whitehall.

LONDON ENGLAND,--Horse Guard. in Whitehall.

PARIS  FRANCE --  Base  of  Eiffel  Tower.

PARIS FRANCE -- Base of Eiffel Tower.

PARIS  FRANCE --  Eiffel  Tower   Wrought  iron  tower.  324m  high.  Completed  1889.

PARIS FRANCE -- Eiffel Tower Wrought iron tower. 324m high. Completed 1889.

PARIS  FRANCE.  Ponte  Alexandre 111

PARIS FRANCE. Ponte Alexandre 111

PARIS  FRANCE  --Ponte  Alexandre 111

PARIS FRANCE --Ponte Alexandre 111

PARIS  FRANCE. --  River  Seine,  Notre  Damn  Cathedral  at  far  end  of  picture.

PARIS FRANCE. -- River Seine, Notre Damn Cathedral at far end of picture.

PARIS  FRANCE

PARIS FRANCE

PARIS  FRANCE.  --  Church  of  Magdalene. Neo-classical facade.,like a  Greek  Temple  !

PARIS FRANCE. -- Church of Magdalene. Neo-classical facade.,like a Greek Temple !

PARIS  FRANCE.

PARIS FRANCE.

PARIS  FRANCE.  --   River  Seine.

PARIS FRANCE. -- River Seine.

PARIS  FRANCE.  --  Luxembourg  Gardens

PARIS FRANCE. -- Luxembourg Gardens

PARIS  FRANCE  --  Luxembourg Gardens.--created  in  1612.   Lawns, tree-lined  promenades, flowerbeds, palace, 100  statues, Medici  fountain, model  boat  pond  and  small  cafe.

PARIS FRANCE -- Luxembourg Gardens.--created in 1612. Lawns, tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, palace, 100 statues, Medici fountain, model boat pond and small cafe.

PARIS  FRANCE.  Notre  Dame Cathedral,   sadly  damaged  by  fire  a  year  ago.

PARIS FRANCE. Notre Dame Cathedral, sadly damaged by fire a year ago.

PARIS  FRANCE.

PARIS FRANCE.

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