5 Reasons to Visit the Churchill War Rooms means that the Rooms are really worth a visit, IMHO, and that a new movie about him was released – it has mixed reviews, but I think it was very well done, with great acting!
On another note, sometimes self-care means logging off the web for some weeks or even months, to accomplish other projects or just travelling to fuel batteries. Thank you for all the sweet messages saying “I miss you” I missed you, too, dear blogger friends, but I needed to stop for a while Thank you so much for bearing with me! Here I am again
Yes, on trains and tubes I am always reading my favorite magazine, Phsychologiesand I tend to carry it with me to some places
I’ve read a book about Churchill, really brilliant. I do hold a Master’s in British politics, one of the reasons I read it. On the wave of the new Churchill and D-Day movie, some photos of a visit to the Churchill War Rooms, that I sooo recommend, with so many amazing things that are part of the world history! As I am very sensitive, – I recognize and accept it -, the end of the movie got me crying… I won’t spoil it for you, don’t worry! Such an emotional movie!
1. It’s not about the World War II. And it also is. It’s all part of history and we can “live” it through the Churchill War Rooms. The Cabinet Room looks like it was in the past – for the 115 meetings during WW II. It’s like entering a time machine;
2. The Churchill Museum has an Enigma machine and its code was deciphered by a team of codebreakers – one of them was Alan Turing, known as the “creator of modern computer science”, pictured in the movie The Imitation Game;
3. A highlight of the museum is its architecture, something I am very much into ;
4. You can listen to some of Churchill’s greatest speeches, that are believed to have lifted up morale during the somber years of war;
5. Memorabilia – either liking or not Sir Winston Churchill, he is considered one of the greatest Britons of all times and he got a Nobel Prize in 1953; you can see medals, pictures he painted and more – many of these objects are on display in the CWR. Great to see part of the world history through some objects!
So exciting, close to the Churchill War Rooms (Clive Steps, Westminster/London)
The beautiful architecture of the Institute of the Mechanical Engineers, close to the Churchill War Rooms
And lucky me, at 11 AM, that happened in front of the CWR
Oh, glorious summer in front of the CWR
More summer views across the CWR
If you buy the ticket online, you’ll avoid this line. I love this kind of picture… when you just want to pose joyfully in front of a nice building and people look at you as if you were an alien :)
Churchill’s bedroom- sorry, selfies can get a bit distorted
The inauguration sign
Starting the visit – obviously I am not into war, but it is a chance to see history
Just posing :)
Sometimes this is a very necessary sign – in life, anytime :)
I love this telephone!
In front of a Churchill caricature at the time. I know it’s blurred – but I love blurred pictures, really!
The book shop at the CWR
A sign at war times
I loved this sign :)
End of the visit! I hope it was not so boring to you, I know some people don’t like museums!
Words from a TV documentary that I watched last week, so true!
Wishing you a beautiful week with many smiles!Thanks for the sweet comments!