Monday, July 18, 2011
The Old and the New
We spent the morning walking through the aisles and corridors of Westminster Abbey. It may be the most beautiful and interesting place I've ever been. It is hard to believe the number of kings, queens, scientists, musicians, politicians, writers, and poets who have been laid to rest or memorialized there, over 3,600 in all. The Abbey is still a working church and school, and along with the thousands of visitors there today, I saw many who were simply sitting in prayer.
As we crossed the footbridge over the Thames, we could see a panoramic view of the converging architectural styles of London. On one side, Westminster, and on the other, the London Eye. It is the old and new to an extreme, both accentuating the skyline of the city.