The video below is from August, 2014: our great family vacation in London. It also includes a couple hours visit in Paris, France in the video from 4:52-6:44. With the April 15, 2019 tragic and devastating fire of the iconic breathtaking Notre Dame Cathedral – there is a brief picture of it at the 6:13 mark. Because we didn’t have much time before we had to catch the Eurostar train back to London, we never went inside. I always was hoping in the future to go back to Paris to spend more time and then take a tour inside the wondrous Cathedral. So, heartbreaking.
From August of 2014: “Our family just arrived safely back home after a great trip to London, England. A great time was had by all. The people we encountered in London were very nice and friendly. Here is a video of some of the pictures that I took while there. It includes a one-day visit to Paris via the Eurostar train that goes through the underwater tunnel in the English channel. Pictures weren’t allowed in Buckingham Palace [which was an awesome tour] with so many awesome chandeliers in every single room or in the Piccadilly Theater where we saw a great performance of Jersey Boys with some of the loudest ovations I have ever heard at a show or at a concert. Also, pictures can’t capture the wonderful English accent [or I guess we are the ones who had an American accent] or the beautiful French language in Paris; also, pictures can’t describe the beautiful sweet aroma we encountered upon entering the Harrod’s luxurious department store’s perfumery department as we just opened the door.”
The following video features: Big Mike and Mrs. B, aka the fetching Sheralyn; and wonderful daughter Ebony, and son-in-law, big John; and the awesome sister of Sheralyn, Carmen.
Music in the order it is played:
1. A short clip of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”.
2. England’s own Sir Edward Elgar’s “Nimrod” from his “Enigma Variations”.
3. Rule, Britannia
4. British National Anthem [ending]: “God Save the Queen”
5. George Gershwin’s “An American In Paris” [clips]
6. Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures At An Exhibition”.
7. George Fredrick Handel’s “Water Music”.
8. Dean Martin sings the ending of “Going Back To Houston”.
Note: Would have loved to get pictures from inside awesome Buckingham Palace when we toured there, but pictures weren’t allowed.
Please turn up the volume and enlarge the picture for best viewing and [even if you don’t like the pictures] to hear some great music, from our
Trip to London 2014: