The final leg of our journey back to England

London is an amazing city full of both unique and historical architecture sitting alongside new and whimsical sites like the eye of London seen here.

The London Eye photo by Martin Pierce Hardware

Modern day life goes on surrounded by ancient buildings and traditions including our parliamentary political system of government.  This style of government is similar to the American system of government in that the members of Parliament are elected by the people to represent their district.  It consists of The House of Commons  and The House of Lords.  One of my dear friends from university sits in the House of Lords so we were able to get backstage passes, as it were, to view the building.   For security reasons we were unable to take many photographs but were allowed to take pictures of the Great Hall (or original Hall).  This part of the building has one of the oldest buttress ceilings in Northern Europe.  Magnificent!

Great Hall of The House of Lords…photo taken by Martin Pierce Custom Hardware

Maggie’s office has a breathtaking view of Westminster Abbey.

View of Westminster Abbey taken by Martin Pierce Custom Hardware

The time spent in London was a fitting way to end our trip and head back home.  Is there nothing better than to spend vacation time with family and friends?

We are now back to work and busy creating new and exciting products that can be seen here.  For more information on these products or to view  our complete line of custom hardware and get the latest news on what is happening at Martin Pierce, please visit us at


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Martin and Anne Pierce live in Los Angeles California with their beloved rescue dog, Iris. Martin's custom designs reflect his love of nature and include beautiful vine and fern drawer pulls, a realistic yet whimsical collection of bugs and other critters on door hardware and charming floral designs on everything from door levers to bathroom accessories. He also enjoys creating sculptural contemporary pieces that are easy to access for those with limited physical capabilities. All of Martin's designs are hand carved and cast in their Los Angeles studio where there is truly something for everyone. Please contact us with any questions or custom queries
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1 Response to The final leg of our journey back to England

  1. Meesh says:

    Hi There, I’ve been enjoying your photos on your trip back to England. I bet it was refreshing and inspiring. I am in awe of the ancient architecture in London and would love to visit one day. There are some, but not many buildings over a hundred years old here on the west coast of Canada. Thanks for sharing and for visiting and commenting on my blog. 🙂

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