The Shard in London with Channel the Bear

I, Zeb the Duck, just received great photos from my friend, Channel the Bear.   Channel is in England.   She visited The Shard in London.

The Shard. London

The Shard. London

The Shard was opened to the public in 2013.   There are restaurants and a hotel in The Shard.   There are two floors of observation decks.

London

London

Observations decks begin on the 68th floor. The Shard is 1016 feet tall.

London

London

What great views, Channel.   Channel sent me another photo that is a little personal for me to discuss.   Channel said it is the Loo with a View.

Loo with a View

Loo with a View

Channel said she felt comfortable using it because there were no helicopters around then.  In the last photo of Channel, sitting in a chair in the home of her British friend in Brenchley.

Channel resting in England

Channel resting in England

Thanks for these photos Channel.   The Shard in London looks fantastic and I love to see you relaxing.   You look great!

Ms. Ducky Goes to Europe

I, Zeb the Duck, want you to meet my friend, Ms. Ducky.

Ms. Ducky, our friend

Ms. Ducky, our friend

Her mom and my mom are friends, so Ms. Ducky and I, Zeb the Duck, are also friends.   Ms. Ducky and her humans flew to London, England and began sightseeing immediately.

Ms. Ducky taking in London

Ms. Ducky taking in London

She is seeing so many new and interesting things.   She visits the American Embassy and admires this statue.   She is sitting at the feet of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Statue of Pres. and Gen. Eisenhower in London

Statue of Pres. and Gen. Eisenhower in London

He was a very important American Army General during World War II, and later General Eisenhower was elected President of the United States, twice.   This is an exciting place at the London train station.  This is Platform 9  3/4.

Platform 9 3/4 for Harry Potter in London

Platform 9 3/4 for Harry Potter in London

Platform 9  3/4 is very important to Harry Potter.   While in London, Ms. Ducky and her humans visit many of the famous places.   They even saw the Royal Jewels.   Many places she loved but she told me it was difficult to get photos of places and Ms. Ducky.   So this is about Ms. Ducky, not just Europe.   Next she and her humans boarded the Eurostar Train heading for Brussels, Belgium.

Eurostar Train heading for Brussels

Eurostar Train heading for Brussels

The train ride was fun, but shortly after their arrival, Ms. Ducky’s mom fell.   And she fell hard.   They they rode in the ambulance, sirens blaring and paramedics helping her mom.

In Belgium's ambulance

In Belgium’s ambulance

It was very scary and also very exciting.   She sat on the stretcher after her mom was allowed to sit up.

Ms. Ducky in ambulance

Ms. Ducky in ambulance

This paramedic is her friend.

Ms. Ducky with paramedic

Ms. Ducky with paramedic

He helped her mom.   When they arrived at the hospital and after they said her mom could leave the hospital, Ms. Ducky relaxed for a moment on a bed in the emergency room.

Ms. Ducky in emergency room

Ms. Ducky in emergency room

They then went to Holland.   You know Holland–they are famous for tulips.

Ms. Ducky and Holland tulips

Ms. Ducky and Holland tulips

Beautiful tulips!   Here is Ms. Ducky touring the canals of Amsterdam.

Ms. Ducky touring canal

Ms. Ducky touring canal

Ms. Ducky is a very friendly duck.   Here she is with new friends, enjoying the canals in the evening.

Ms. Ducky and friends. Evening on canal in Amsterdam. Be careful there!

Ms. Ducky and friends. Evening on canal in Amsterdam. Be careful there!

Now Ms. Ducky and her friend from Holland are visiting Rhine Falls.

Ms. Ducky and friend at Rhine Falls

Ms. Ducky and friend at Rhine Falls

Wow!   Really beautiful.   Thanks for sharing with us, Ms. Ducky.   We look forward to more about your trip to Europe.