Sunday, November 10, 2013

My Dad's trip to London

                                                           My Dad's Trip To London

My dad went to London for a business trip. I asked him to take some photos of London landmarks for my blog, and he came of home with some stellar images to share with you. He even got me some souvenirs from the United Kingdom. 

Photo by Peter Sr.

These are the things my dad brought me from London: A street sign, a notebook, pens and pencils and some fabulous post cards.
During the trip, my dad went to a Chelsea Football Club match. They were going up against a German team called Schalke in the Champion's League Tournament. Chelsea won  3-0 in their home stadium which is called Stamford Bridge (notice the street sign above). 

Photo by Peter Sr.
My dad could see the entire field from his seats.  It was a great game, and Chelsea went home happy. Schalke did not.

These are double decker buses. They are very common in London.  Usually, they are red.They have staircases in them. A bus ride  in London costs 2 pounds and 40 pence. How much does that cost in US currency?

These three pictures are pictures of Buckingham Palace. On the left, you'll see the front gates. On the right, you'll see the whole front of the Palace. In the middle, you'll see the royal guards who watch the Palace 24/7. Their hats are very humorous to me, because they are tall and fuzzy.

 Do you notice anything different about this car?
I'll give you a hint:  In London, cars don't drive on the
same side of the road that we do here in the USA.

This is a London phone booth. They are very known around the world as a symbol of London. 

This is big Ben, a gigantic clock in London. If you saw Cars 2, you would have seen Mater, Finn Micmissle, and Holly Shiftwell tied to the gears. It is a very old clock. It is one of the most important landmarks in London.

This leads to the London underground. If you look very closely, you'll see a sign saying "Underground". That leads to the London subway system, which is an easy and fast way to get to around this world class city.

If you want to learn about London, you can go to this link: World Book Online
If you want a direct link to some facts about London, go to this link: London Facts

Here are some facts about London:

  1. London is the capital of the UK (United Kingdom).
  2. People have been living in this amazing city for over 2,000 years.
  3. London has many exciting places such as Buckingham Palace, and the Tower Bridge in London.

How many facts can you come up with about London?
Do you think London is an exciting place?
Have you ever been to London?
If so, tell me about your travels.
Do you know any London football (soccer) teams other than Chelsea?


  1. @ Peter,

    I loved your new post about London! What a great way to share about the world! Please thank your dad for helping us learn about this great European city!

    The red, double-decker buses and the red telephone booths are icons of London. I saw them both when I was in London many, many years ago. When I first got to the city, I took a city tour, and it was on one of the double deckers.

    As a tourist, of course I visited Buckingham Palace. I stood outside for a while and watched the changing of the guard. I followed your link to World Book Online and did a little research. I followed a hyperlink to information about Buckingham Palace. I was surprised to learn that the palace has 600 rooms! Can you imagine the size and the upkeep costs! In addition, the is a 40 acre garden. The palace was built in 1705. How old is the structure?

    Mrs. Mongnahan's class took a field trip to London last year. Here is a link to their post about it.

    Did your dad see the London Eye? That is a new tourist attraction that was not there when I was there.


    Mrs. Y♥llis

  2. WOW You have reminded me of my trip to London. I hope you visit South Africa one day.Keep blogging
    Love from all the Big 5 animals LION LEOPARD ELEPHANT RHINO BUFFALO.

  3. What a well-written and informative post, Peter! I lived in London during my high school years and attended the American School in London. I have very fond memories of the city and you helped bring them back. Thank you for sharing with us!

  4. I love all the pictures of London. I really enjoyed visiting London! I went to Big Ben, road on "The Tube" and even got to drive a car from what felt like the passenger side. The Tower of London (not the bridge, the actual castle) was my favorite. Did your dad get to go there?

  5. Dear Peter,

    I love soccer so much! I want to tell you some teams that play in England: Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Swansee, Aston Villa, Fulham, Newcastle, Stoke City ,Everton, Southampton, Hull City , and Crystal Palace. Now I am just going to say random teams: Real Madrid, Barcelona , PSG , QPR , LA Galaxy, and Salt Lake City. That is all I am going to say for now. I know many more soccer teams and I will tell them to you at school.
    I would like to share facts with you about London. London is the capital of England .The Queen of England lives in London. In London, it snows badly and I'm not kidding. It also rains a lot. Most people in London drink tea in the morning with a biscuit. All of the cars in London have the steering wheels on the right side, not on the left, like we do in the United States.

    From, Ben

  6. Hi Peter. My name is Meagan, and I am a student in EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama. I am amazed at the quality of your blog post! It was so informational and interesting. I really like all of the adjectives you used in your blog. You used many pictures to show what you were talking about, which is what great bloggers do! It brought your blog to life. My only suggestion is to add alt tag modifiers to your pictures. Mrs. Yollis is doing a great job teaching you all how to be wonderful bloggers. Here is a link to my class blog if you would like to look! EDM310

  7. Wow Peter, what a great blog!

    I loved this post. For three years I lived in the Netherlands, which is a small country near Great Britain. Your picture of Big Ben reminded me of a a boat cruise I took on the Thames. When I would visit, one of my favorite places to visit was the Tower of London.

    The first year I lived in Europe, it broke a record for yearly rainfall- 300 days in a row. Do you like rain?

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Levy

  8. Hello Peter,
    My name is Michelle. I'm also a student at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. I actually had to recheck what grade level you are because of your post! VERY good job. I've never been to London, but the United Kingdom is on the top of my list of places to visit. Seeing all of your pictures that your dad took makes me want to visit soon! I hope you are enjoying blogging. You are doing a fantastic job with your writing skills. I also keep a blog for my class! If you'd like to see it, here is the link: My Blog.

    1. Dear Michelle,

      I want to thank you for the fabulous blog comment:). Thank you for the kind compliment. I would love to go to London too, but the only thing before that is Hawaii. Have you ever been to Hawaii? I do enjoy blogging, I am passionate about it, and I try to leave a post every week.

      Tell Dr. Strange I said hi from Mrs. Yollis class!



    2. I haven't been to Hawaii, but my dad lived there years ago! He loved it, so I'm sure you will too. I will make sure Dr. Strange gets your hello!


    3. Dear Michelle.

      Your dad lived in Hawaii? That is awesome! What island did your dad live on?

      Has your dad been to Maui, Hawaii?

      Thank you,


  9. Dear Peter,

    I have not been to London, but my mom moved there when she was a kid. We have family friends that live in London, England. Did your dad eat fish and chips while he was there?

    Clare's brother,

  10. Dear Peter,

    I am so happy you put this post on your blog! You said you wanted me to name some players on Chelsea here they are: Ivonivich Torres Mata Moses Terry Luis Lampard and Chech. That is all I can say for now. If you want to look at more players' names look at Chelsea are a great team.



  11. Dear Peter,

    I am so happy you put this post on your blog! You said you wanted me to name some players on Chelsea here they are: Ivonivich Torres Moses Terry Luis Lampard and Chech. That is all I can say for now. If you want to look at more players' names look at Chelsea are a great team.