Up the Eye

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The Houses of Parliament from the London Eye
We had almost the entire day in London before we had to head home to Brussels, but oddly the time just flew by and we didn't really end up doing that much. We walked around a bit, went to the movies and saw "Bruno" and then took a flight on the London Eye. The view is actually very good from up on the Eye, with an excellent vantage point over the Houses of Parliament, it must be quite the sight in good weather. Lydia decided that she would like to have a Cupid Pod like the couple next to us.

Afterwards we saw the interesting "Battle of Britain" monument, dedicated to the pilots who fought above Britain during the Nazi attacks in WWII. Remarkably this battle which raged over four months, so pivotal in history and killing 60,000 civilians, was fought by the Allies with only 2936 pilots (from around the world), of whom just 544 died during the battles. Winston Churchill's words remain apt today: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."

Finally, we went to the Australian shop to stock up on essential items unavailable in Belgium (vegemite, barbeque shapes, mint sauce and the like), then had a final farewell beer with Russell before heading back to Brussels.
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