222. Twice I went to Evensong at Westminster Abbey. This prayer is engraved on the outside of the building near the Great West Door (the main entrance):
May God grant to the living: grace;
to the departed: rest;
to the church & the world: peace and concord;
and to us sinners: eternal life.
229. Going to see Wicked was an indulgence for me, but oh, how I LOVED it! Many times on this trip I had the opportunity to take in art of various forms, including this. I think what I did not expect was how deep the storyline was and how much it made me think. The Wizard of Oz was one of my favorite childhood movies, so it was pure delight to see Wicked - I will never think of Elphaba in the same way again.
226. Other than Big Ben, is anything more a London icon than Tower Bridge? And on this day, the sun came out, the sky was blue and there were perfect white clouds in the sky; truly a picture-perfect moment!