Thursday, 29 December 2005

The Great Fire of London Monument

Alexander has been studying The Great Fire of London as one of his topics at school. One of the stops on our bus tour was The Monument for the Great Fire of London that started in Pudding Lane in 1666. He was so excited to see it. So, we got off the bus to have a look and take some photos. Then we saw that you could climb up The Monument for a couple of pounds! Alexander was thrilled to climb up, Cameron was not keen at all. Phil and Alexander climbed The Monument. Cameron and I went shopping for cheap DVD's and CD's at a shop around the corner. The Monument was built in 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London. There are 311 steps to climb to reach the top. The Monument was one of the first tourist attractions of London. From the top they had great views of London. Here are a few photos of them at the top and in Pudding Lane. When they got to the bottom, they were given a certificate for climbing up the stairs. Alexander can't wait to get back to school and tell his teacher! By the way, Cameron and I got some good CD's and DVD's :)

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