We’ve been back from our trip for almost a week and it’s time to finally close up the travelogue. Below are a collection of previously unpublished photos selected from the 899 that we took over the course of the trip. (Really, it was 899! If I’d realized that it was that number I would have taken one more just to round it off!)
Part of the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. One of the best things about it: it was free!
Playing the Palace.
You’ve got to love a botanical garden (Kew) that lets you take off your shoes and cavort!
A nice little country place. I’m sure it’s damp and drafty, though.
A couple of shots from the St. James Cemetary in Chipping Campden, the Cotswalds.
Red doors in the Cotswalds (photo by the Mall Diva).
Moreton-in-Marsh, the Cotswalds.
The alley outside of the Lygon Arms Pub, Chipping Campden, the Cotswalds.
A Cotswalds scene.
A lovely home in little Dicomano, Italy.
A typical street in Castrocaro.
On the road in Tuscany. (Photo by Mall Diva.)
You’ll seldom get a level surface to stand on in the Cinque Terre, especially in Riomaggiore. (Photo by Mall Diva.)
A tower in Monterosso, the Cinque Terre.
Vernazza harbor, the Cinque Terre.
The cemetary and ruins at St. Andrews cathedral. (Photo by Mall Diva.)
When it came to food surprises, I was the Mall Diva’s “arch” enemy on this trip. (Photo by Mall Diva.)
Ruins of St. Andrews castle.
St. Andrews rainbow.
The Great Hall in Stirling Castle.
Tiger Lilly under attack at Stirling Castle.
Loch Ness, seen through a Highland pass.
A Highland stream. (Photo by Mall Diva.)
A fixer-upper in the Highlands.
Irish barn kittens. (Photo by Tiger Lilly).
Tombs and stones of Quilty, Ireland.
May the road rise up to meet you, Quilty, Ireland.
Going to church.
Portal Dolmen, the Burren, Ireland.
Inside the ruins of the Caherconnell Stone Fort, the Burren.
The Mall Diva makes another friend in her travels.
We may have traced the home base of the so-called “Tipsy McStaggers” who has been plaguing Uncle Ben’s comment section.
It’s in Ennis, Ireland. “Hello, Airborne?”