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The Sky Above Us – Tour of London

To celebrate the release of The Sky Above Us, author Sarah Sundin is conducting a photo tour of locations from the novel from her research trip to England and Normandy. Today - London!To celebrate the release of The Sky Above Us, I’m conducting a photo tour of locations from the novel that I saw on my research trip to England and Normandy.

Today—London!

D-day in the Air

Duxford Air Museum

The Queen Mary (sister ship of the Queen Elizabeth)

London! A beautiful city brimming with millennia of history. When my heroine, Violet Lindstrom, arrives in England in December 1943, she and her fellow American Red Cross workers see the sights! As a small-town girl, Violet is a bit overwhelmed by the big city, but she enjoys seeing Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben before they report to American Red Cross Headquarters at Grosvenor Square. To see photos of these famous London sights—as well as Grosvenor Square—please see my photo tour from The Sea Before Us.

Violet and her friends also see Buckingham Palace and famous Harrod’s Department Store!

Buckingham Palace, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Buckingham Palace, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Gate at Buckingham Palace, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Gate at Buckingham Palace, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Harrod's, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Harrod’s, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

US fighter pilot Lt. Adler Paxton visits London on Easter Sunday 1944. There he worships at Westminster Abbey and sees the same sights Violet saw, as well as Horse Guards, St. James’s Park, and the Tower Bridge.

Horse Guards, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Horse Guards, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Mounted trooper of the Household Cavalry, Horse Guards, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Mounted trooper of the Household Cavalry, Horse Guards, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Sarah Sundin and her children in St. James's Park, London, July 2009 (Photo: David Sundin)

Sarah Sundin and her children in St. James’s Park, London, July 2009 (Photo: David Sundin)

Tower Bridge, London, July 2009 (Photo: David Sundin)

Tower Bridge, London, July 2009 (Photo: David Sundin)

Adler and his buddies from his fighter squadron enjoy a stroll through Hyde Park that Easter Sunday. However, Adler isn’t prepared to see a face from his past…

Hyde Park, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Hyde Park, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Bandstand in Hyde Park, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Bandstand in Hyde Park, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Bandstand in Hyde Park, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Bandstand in Hyde Park, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Birds on the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Birds on the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Where paths intersect in Hyde Park...where lives intersect in The Sky Above Us (Photo: London, September 2017, Sarah Sundin)

Where paths intersect in Hyde Park…where lives intersect in The Sky Above Us (Photo: London, September 2017, Sarah Sundin)

Hope to see you tomorrow for “D-Day in the Air.” We’ll see sights pertaining to the aerial aspect of D-day.

15 responses to “The Sky Above Us – Tour of London”

  1. Trula Greer says:

    Beautiful!

  2. Tisha Martin says:

    Such beautiful photos! Can’t wait to get back to reading The Sky Above Us!

  3. Jennifer Hibdon says:

    Thanx for sharing the beautiful photos! Such memories!!!

  4. stella says:

    Love being able to see the places in your book

  5. Susan says:

    I love London. It seems around every corner there’s something amazing to discover. Thanks for sharing your tour!

  6. Lisa says:

    Love your beautiful photos and I would love to read this book sounds intriguing to me

  7. Kathy West says:

    I confess I am jealous. I would love to see it in person!

  8. Beautiful photos! London is on my list for someday.

  9. Rose says:

    Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing. I have not been there.

  10. Lisa Hudson says:

    Love the “walking tour” of THE SKY ABOVE US!

  11. Myra says:

    Do the skies ever brighten up there?

  12. Susan Newcomb says:

    Thank you for these lovely pictures! It was so nice to be able to see where
    Adler and Wyatt passed each other in the park and to read in the two books their reaction to the almost encounter.

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