Remembrance Day November 11, 2012

Beautiful St Paul’s

St Paul’s Cathedral for Remembrance Day. 

A beautiful crisp sunny morning.

Surrounded by men and women in uniforms. The british sure know how to do pomp and ceremony.

Men in tails, top hats, women in beautiful black coats and fancy hats

Turns out i was remembering along with the mayor and aldermen and women of the city of London.

A beautiful service in one of the most spectacular cathedrals in pictures allowed during service so you will have to come and check it out for yourself

On my right a stunning young man in dark blue, with red and white….the uniform of the royal marines. On my left a handsome man dressed in long grey coat with red trim carrying a sabre..yeah it was pretty special. As always the church men in their robes of white, black and red and green.

Some of th most memorable hymns …”o Worship the King all glorious above” , ‘O God our Help in Ages Past”….and to close” God Save the Queen”


Followed the procession out to of the church to witness of course a military guard and band.
A great way to remember!!!!! 

  1. Annette said:

    Sounds and looks like you had another great weekend! Sorry to hear that you have been suffering with the flu…. Hope you are feeling better!


  2. Barbara Thompson said:

    Wonderful choice of location for experiencing the special occasion a la British. I am getting shivers thinking about “O worship The King” soaring above the congregation, choir, organ to the dome in that magnificent church. Looks like a good and maybe even glorious day (at least it was dry and bright; what was the temp?) – did you walk across the street in the sunshine and check out the views up and down the river from the Millenium Bridge?


  3. Krista Alexander said:

    Finally got access to your blog thanks to Rachael and Tracy (still haven’t figured out how to access Postini), and had the pleasure on catching up on all of your adventures on a long car trip home from Niagara. What a treat to hear about all of the amazing experiences you are having with your distinctive Geri’isms and flair for story-telling. It almost felt like I was there with you tasting the food and wine in Notting Hill, seeing the sites (and smelling the smells) in India, and checking out all of the well-dressed gentlemen at St.Paul’s cathedral. Thanks for taking the time to share your journey with us all…I will definitely be checking in often. I must admit I almost laughed out loud when I read your post re: the London transit system thinking it might be as equally an eye-opening experience for you to try public transit in T.O :-).

    Can’t wait to hear more in person when you get back….


  4. Susan Endicott said:

    Hi geri Great to see your adventures Missing you here at home Sue

    Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2012 21:00:39 +0000 To:


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