On the way home I got to spend two nights in London to sight see a little. I think there are somewhere around 7 million people in London and I'm pretty sure all but a few of them were on one of the trains we tried to get on while we were downtown. To say that London is a really busy place would be a huge understatement. I can't imagine trying to commute to work on a daily basis into downtown. However I will say that they have a really good commuter train system.
We were blessed with a blue sky day which is rare I think for London in December. The days are pretty short there also, I think it started getting light about 7am and dark between 5 and 5:30. It is a little hard to tell when you are amongst all of the tall buildings though.
London is definately a place I want to visit again.
Here are a few pictures on my way out of Algeria and while in London.
A drilling rig amongst the dunes.
The flares from the refinery at Hassi Messaoud.
The southern coast of England.
Flying over England.
Heading down into the Tube.
The streets of downtown London.
Tower Bridge over the Thames River.
One of the gates once inside the original drawbridge.
Makes you feel pretty small on the time scale.
One of the original walls, even before the English.
Tower built on the same Roman Wall.
One of many suits of armour on display.
I don't remember for sure but somwhere near Piccidilly Circus.
On our walkabout.
The train we passed trying to squeeze onto, twice! This wasn't even rush hour.
AHH, to be home again!
The dunes were beautiful but this is my favorite view!
The sunset was something I missed also!