Hot weather in London

July 22, 2013

Here’s the remainder of the photos of my latest weekend in London. It was great fun and although it was a bit too hot, we managed to do a lot of things.

The morning was spent at the Victoria and Albert Museum, for the David Bowie is and the From Club to Catwalk exhibitions. Both were brilliant, will write a bit more about them in a couple of days. The afternoon was spent finding the Temple Church and at the Embankment park, where we stretched our legs in the shade for a couple of hours. The weekend felt like a mini holiday and it was great to see my friends from Norway. Here are the photos for your enjoyment.

Here are some photos of the Temple Church (and here). This was a church that was built by the Knights Templar and a very interesting place to visit. The  Knights Templar were one of the most important and powerful organizations in medieval Europe, until they fell from grace in a series of trials involving accusations of devil worship, homosexuality, among others things. If you don’t fancy reading historical essays on the issue there is always Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum, in which the Knights Templar are important characters. Quite entertaining.

As you can see on my photos, there is a series of wacky faces all around the circular room. I have no idea why they were made with such grotesque expressions, but I thought it was pretty funny. I have visited many churches in my life and seen many faces on their walls but none have ever been like these!  The statues on the top right of the collage are of Templar knights and you can read a bit more of the history on the church’s website.The Temple Church must have been extremely important in London, as the whole area seems to revolve and be named around it – Temple tube station, the Temple Chambers, etc.

Lovely gate with Pegasus medallions. It reminded me of one of my favourite cartoons when I was a kid – Luno. Do you remember Luno?

Chillaxing at Embankment park. Dress – BCBG Max azria (via TJ Maxx), Shoes – Peacocks, Hair Flower – H&M (on sale)

I am adding this post to Patti’s Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style as well as Shiny T Tuesday at Flight Platform Living . Have a lovely week everyone!

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  • Reply Señora Allnut July 22, 2013 at 08:26

    always love watching some London pics, and enjoying vicariously your adventures through the city!, and you look gorgeous and colorful, your dress is pretty designed!

  • Reply Val Sparkle July 22, 2013 at 14:25

    Your dress is so very pretty, and I bet it feels nice and cool and fresh! I wonder if I can find one here…

    I love London – so much history, so much to see. I’ve only ever been there for short visits, but I’d love to stay there for at least a week. And have pots of money so I can really enjoy it!

    I hear the Duchess is in labor now – finally!

  • Reply MARLA ROBINSON July 22, 2013 at 17:07

    fabulous pictures, love your dress

  • Reply Vix July 22, 2013 at 21:09

    Love those teeth in the window and the very grand Knights Templar. How much for fish and chips? Madness!
    Gorgeous dress. x

  • Reply pastcaring July 22, 2013 at 22:38

    Sounds like you had a great weekend in London. I love the V&A, so much to see in there.
    Beautiful dress, has a 70s vibe going on which I really like! xxxx

  • Reply Connie* July 23, 2013 at 03:42

    Very sophisticated! Isn’t the V&A just one of the best places on earth?

  • Reply Ann July 23, 2013 at 06:26

    Very beautiful dress. Love the color and design plus you look great in it!

    blue hue wonderland

  • Reply Patti @ NotDeadYet Style July 23, 2013 at 09:22

    Ha! the dentist teeth may haunt me today : > Srsly, these a re great pics, and you look completely charming. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

  • Reply SACRAMENTO July 23, 2013 at 11:20

    Wonderful pics, dear sara.
    The dress is so Issey miyake and it fits beautifully.
    I would look like a balloon, LOl

  • Reply Andrea Deal July 23, 2013 at 18:24

    Great photos! I’d love to visit the Temple Church.
    Love that dress!

  • Reply jane at the flight platform July 23, 2013 at 19:35

    eeek! i am so super excited you joined the party! I adore that dress! Lit’s super cute! In fact everything about you is! your style, tattoos, dress, hair, cheeky grin,those drop dead cheekbones! so lovely to have you at the party xxxxx

  • Reply Angels Have Red Hair July 24, 2013 at 00:34

    That is a gorgeous dress :0)

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen July 24, 2013 at 02:55

    Love the photos … you are so good at showing us the most interesting parts of your travels! Lovely you in BCBG … NO, no! Don’t sit on the grass in it! Whew. Must be ok, yes? You’ll wear it forever… i see it in some very tall red platforms you have, I think.
    Congrats to all our lovely friends across the Pond, on your new Prince and his lovely Mum. Dad did ok too, I see. Glad all was safe and sound. I was hoping for a girl ….

  • Reply marylou July 24, 2013 at 18:53

    wooooow what a beautiful dress on a beautiful girl! love the colors, the pleats and the cut of it. and also your tattoos look awesome!
    wish you a great week!

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