Thursday, May 24, 2018


May 15, 2018.  I visited Sandringham for the first time in more than 20 years.

Train to King's Lynn, then a bus to Sandringham. 

a few minutes of sightseeing in King's Lynn before catching bus to Sandringham

War memorial at Sandringham

Prince Alexander and Prince Maurice of Battenberg are named on the memorial.  Prince Maurice was killed in action.

Sandringham is privately owned.  No photos inside the house

HM the Queen is not at home

photos can be taken in the museum, which includes historic cars, toys. etc

Heading toward the stream path.

York Cottage.  This was the home of the future King George V and Queen Mary.  It now houses the Sandringham estate office.  It is on the other side of the stream.  Unlikely to become the country home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.  No privacy.

Graves of three of the queen's corgis

St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham

The grave of Prince John, youngest son of King George V

the grave of Prince Alexander John, youngest son of King Edward VII, who lived for less than a day

Shop in Notting Hill

Twitter girls Night out at the Prince Albert pub in Notting Hill: Susan, Jamie, Sarah and myself

strange image on subway

oh look  Shake Shack in Leicester Square

a few doors down from Shake Shack in Leicester Square

Piccadilly Circus

View from the other side of Westminster Bridge

Big Ben being repaired.