|I traveled to Madrid, Spain for work briefly then up to London where I decided to visit
Windsor Castle to see how the royals live. I also got to catch up with my friend Tom from GE who lives in Aldbury outside London.
Arriving in Madrid at Bajaras Airport - it is a very new airport, and large
This nice fruit basket was waiting for me in my (small) hotel room in Madrid. Unfortunately I wasn't the intended
recipient (Attn: Sr. Monti). Based upon the size of my room, I doubt it was the EU trustbuster Mario
The meeting was larger than the GE Healthcare offices would permit, so we met at the GE Corporate offices in Madrid, which were
right next to a Fast Good (as close as it gets to MacDonalds for the true Spaniards - quality food but fast!). The Spanish are
VERY interested in living life well, you can see more of how Fast Good tries to fit into that on their
I know, more than you wanted to know about Fast Good...but it's not just the monuments that speak to a culture...
John and David from GE Healthcare UK on the train to the terminal back at the airport
Yes, Bajaras is a BIG airport, with plenty of space like these empty terminals (at least on this day)
What a nice control tower (lots of cameras too)
The wing of an aircraft and the land around the airport
The city of London - you can see the Thames river running to the lower left of the picture and a sideways view of the London Eye
about 1/3rd up the photo on the far left
Passing over a roadway as we land
What fun - a trip to Cardiff in Wales, UK. Here you can see along the way to the southwest to Cardiff from London are speed
cameras, cows, construction, and lorries
Crossing the Second Severn Crossing
There has been a bridge over the Thames at Marlow since
the 1300s and the current one, a suspension bridge, was designed by William Tierney Clark in 1832
I'd say this hotel really isn't "compleat" without some more space for the "p"
Back in my hotel in good old Harrow-on-the-Hill you can see how green the UK is - plants growing IN the roof
Yon is Windsor Bridge!
And for those of you not speaking Olde English, this is also the Windsor Bridge. It was freed from tolls in 1898 (although
I think they still have a troll problem...) but perhaps due to lack of profit on the bridge they closed it to vehicles in 1970.
It's Tom - and being an important GE employee he's on his mobile phone
Good news - Windsor Bridge is NOT falling down
A glance of the castle
Queen Victoria looking quite Victorian
People enjoying a mild-ish February day in front of Windsor Castle
I wonder if the queen minds the impostor just outside her grounds?
Tom somehow used my camera to take this photo of me...
I'm not sure if the moat is educated in this room or people are "educated" by being thrown in the moat - either way it's not pretty
It IS pretty inside there below the walls mere mortals are allowed to trod upon is a wonderfully kept garden
(Left to Right) St. George's Chapel, the round tower, and the Horseshoe Cloister
I think they need an underground parking garage for this place...or palace...or castle...
St. George's Chapel - Built in the 15th and
16th centuries, it is a nice building (although somewhat inconsistent in the presentation/preservation and no photos allowed inside)
The Royal Standard of England
A guard along The Quadrangle
Energy efficient bulbs in this lamp
A guard (?) looks quizacly at a tourist making a pose
Queen Victoria looking over Windsor
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