Day 1 in Europa

Welcome to VIRTUAL London...


London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who called it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile medieval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core.The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence.It is the world's largest financial centre alongside New York City and has the largest city GDP in Europe. It has the most international visitors of any city in the world[14] and London Heathrow is the world's busiest airport by number of international passengers. London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe.In 2012 London will become the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.

London has a diverse range of peoples, cultures and religions and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. In July 2010 Greater London had an official population of 7,825,200, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union. The Greater London Urban Area is the second-largest in the EU with a population of 8,278,251, while London's metropolitan area is the largest in the EU with an estimated total population of between 12 million and 14 million. London had the largest population of any city in the world from around 1831 to 1925.

London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) and GMT).[24] Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, 30 St Mary Axe ("The Gherkin"), St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Wembley Stadium. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, British Library, Wimbledon and 40 theatres.London's Chinatown is the largest in Europe.The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world and the second-most extensive (after the Shanghai Metro).(images and info via HERE)

Let's attempt to see EVERYTHING today... wonder if we will run into the Royal Couple at Buckingham Palace...

ORIGINAL painting AVAILABLE HERE... ONLY one!
I think we should hop on a Red Double Decker and take a tour of the city...
We want to see Big Ben...
at the House of Parliament or Westminster Palace...
Westminster Abbey...
Piccadilly Circus...
maybe stop to shop a bit at Harrod's...
look at the sunset in Beverly's FAVOURITE SHADE of PINK over London...

time for dinner with Jacqueline of Home...
next 3 photos via HERE


and then some entertainment at the Royal Albert Hall...
Eventful day in London, non?  Tomorrow morning we will have breakfast in London and maybe visit an art museum and then we will hop a train and be in Paris tomorrow evening... Keep up... we have a lot to see and do... Hope you LOVE this VIRTUAL voyage!!!

ENJOY!

Packing it Up PINK... VIRTUALLY...

NEW VIRTUAL trip to Europe... needed some accessories... starting with luggage... LOVE this FUN vintage looking La Vida line... perfect shades of PINK for Beverly and her friends...





 oooh a new passport holder and luggage tags...

might need a coat and scarf or two...




 maybe some cute little ballerina flats... or boots if the weather turns rainy and cold...



 handbag with shoulder strap...


I think we are READY... HELLO VIRTUAL Europe here comes Fifi and her friends...
First STOP... London... see YOU there!!!

ENJOY!

P.S.  ALL images are via Google Images searching for PINK luggage, scarves, trench-coat, handbags, boots, ballerina flats, passport holder and luggage tags

Table for Planning VIRTUAL trip

Next week Fifi was to journey with her maman to Europe for 9 days... unfortunately the trip had to be postponed... Fifi had hoped to sit and sip café cremes on street corners... HOWEVER... she will be happy to put together a VIRTUAL trip for ALL of us starting TOMORROW... oui oui oui... if she cannot take a REAL trip... she will create one... stay tuned...
 
For today... visit other Tablescape Thursday participant and be sure to visit Reading is Fashionable... a new author interview and GIVEAWAY !!!

 À demain... we SHOP for our VIRTUAL VOYAGE!

ENJOY!

A Glimpse of the City

SURPRISE paintings continue... this is for SOMEONE... YOU will have to wait and see if it belongs to YOU... will YOU unwrap this GIFT...
Oui oui oui... Fifi is painting OUTDOORS in Paris...

See MORE Outdoors postings via A Southern Daydreamer and Reading is Fashionable!!!

ENJOY!

Creating CUSTOM

Oui oui oui... Fifi is painting GIFTS for holiday presents... of course I cannot show them on my site... but I will tell you that my paint palettes are filling up...


 Thinking about a CUSTOM Fifi Flowers painting to GIVE a SPECIAL someone...
Contact Fifi... she will be HAPPY to paint for YOU!

 Speaking of happy... pop over and visit Reading is Fashionable... YOU will be HAPPY you did!

ENJOY!

House... Cottage Painting

Oui oui oui... Fifi paints homes from submitted photos... and of course cottages... like these Tybee Cottages... 







 
anddddd here are the painted versions by Fifi Flowers...
This Cottage Painting is STILL AVAILABLE

This Cottage Painting is STILL AVAILABLE

This Cottage Painting is SOLD

This Cottage Painting is STILL AVAILABLE

This Cottage Painting is STILL AVAILABLE

This Cottage Painting is STILL AVAILABLE

This Cottage Painting is STILL AVAILABLE

This Cottage Painting is STILL AVAILABLE

This Cottage Painting is STILL AVAILABLE

This Cottage Painting is STILL AVAILABLE

This Cottage Painting is STILL AVAILABLE

This Cottage Painting is STILL AVAILABLE
 

  
 
These paintings have also been transformaed into a 2012 Calendar...

This calendar is AVAILABLE HERE...

If you wish to purchase one of the AVAILABLE cottages please email me.
orrrr if YOU wish to have YOUR home or cottage painted please email me for pricing... Home/Cottage portraits make FABuLOUS gifts!!!

Toooo see other transformations today please visit Metamorphosis Monday!!!
Annnnnd of course do not forget to visit Reading is Fashionable ALL WEEK!!!


ENJOY!
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