Friday, October 9, 2009

The Holiday, Day 4

Written by Shannon Leigh

One of the things I just HAD to do when we knew we were going to London was visit Portobello Road.  If you haven't seen Bedknobs and Broomsticks go rent it now!  In this movie, one of my favorite musical numbers EVER takes place at the Portobello Road Market.
The number goes a little something like this...
"Portobello road, Portobello road
Street where the riches of ages are stowed.
Anything and everything a chap can unload
Is sold off the barrow in Portobello road.
You’ll find what you want in the Portobello road."

I found myself an antique teacup at the market as well as some scarves and other goodies...
It was like my dream come true.
There were TONS of food stands up too, which I don't think I was expecting.  The smell was delightful!  YUM...
We Stopped off at King's Cross Station to see Platform 9 3/4s...  I was sooo excited!

We then went on a tour to Stonehenge and we had a blast!  
It's kind of funny that millions of people go and visit a pile of rocks every year, especially when no one has any idea what their purpose was...
It's crazy to think that these rocks were already ancient when the Romans settled there almost 1,000 years ago! 
They are definitely interesting and mystifying.