Trying Out Another Daily Deal

There was a 50% off Brit Movie Tours on kgbdeals so I gave it a shot. I figured why not see where movies were shot and explore London even more than we already do.

We started at the Temple tube station and across the river you can see the building from Last Chance Harvey where Emma Thompson takes her classes. Sorry I didn’t get a pic.

Next stop was Somerset House where a million movies were filmed such as The Duchess and Sherlock Holmes.

This is Stand Station which isn’t a working tube station anymore.  It’s mostly used for shooting films such as Atonement.

Harry Potter was filmed inside the Australia House.  It was closed so we couldn’t go in but it’s Gringotts Bank.

Next stop is an all time favorite movie of mine and I’m sure you guys love it also….Bridge Jones!

It’s actually the Royal Courts of Justice. Then she runs into a bodega to get ciggs….

A couple other highlights from the tour:

Do you recognize this scene?  It’s from the Da Vinci Code at Temple Church in London.

Jude Law’s apartment from Closer.  If you watch the movie again you will notice the 4 bricks to the right of the apartment door.

Overall the tour was cute.  We walked for 3 hours and saw a lot of different areas of London that we hadn’t gone to before.  The tour guide was also great because she gave us some history of the buildings along the way.  They offer a lot of different tours so check out their website.

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The Way I See It: June 28, 2011

Wimbledon 2011

Catching up…..Read about The Queue here.

Tips for Wimbledon:

-Read the size requirements of bags that can be brought into the grounds and how much alcohol you can bring in.

-Go with a group

-Have a picnic while you are there

-Bring alcohol

-Bring cash

The day was so much fun and we had amazing weather.  The rest of the story can be told through photos.

Picnic

And thanks to David who gave me his Centre Court ticket for the last set of the Soderling/Hewitt match!

The Queue

On Thursday we decided to tackle ‘The Queue‘ at Wimbledon.  The Queue is for non-ticket holders who want to experience Wimbledon.  You aren’t guaranteed entry but the chances of you getting in are pretty high.  We got to the queue around 10:00am and were in by 12:30pm.

Tips for the queue:

-Bring a book, magazine, newspaper

-Bring a towel to sit on

-Bring some snacks, drinks, & alcohol

-Bring an umbrella

-Bring cash. They don’t accept credit cards.

-Be patient.  It looks like chaos but it is very organized

We didn’t camp out but there were a ton of tents filled with people hoping to get centre court seats.

The queue is a fun experience and once you get into the grounds you realize it wasn’t as bad as you thought.

Next up…Inside Wimbledon!

Bees On Regent Street

Wandering around on this ok-weathered day I stumbled upon a group of people on a street corner looking up.  I didn’t have anywhere to be so I decided to find out what as going on.

Everyone was staring at 3 bee keepers figuring out what to do with this giant bee’s nest that was formed on a traffic light!

This is why I ALWAYS carry my camera and flipcam in my bag. You just never know when you’ll need it!

I stood there for a good 10 minutes and nothing happened so I left.  The bee keepers didn’t even know what to do or maybe they were waiting for the right moment but either way I got a little bored so I left.  I’ll see if there are any newspaper articles to follow up with.  In the mean time I’ll leave you with a little video I made (because I have way too much time on my hands right now).

NOLA Part 2

If you want to read a real recap of the weekend check out Shanna’s blog here and here.

Amazing Beignets from Cafe Du Monde.

NOLA

Well we survived our first Bachelorette party in New Orleans…..barely.

24 hour bars, restaurants handing out to-go cups, flavored daiquiris, beads and balconies.

That’s all I can say. 

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