Day at the Museum

Today was a challenge. We thought we could beat the crowds by hanging out in the museums but that wasn’t to be.

Today's breakfast from Jane
Today’s breakfast from Jane
Watermelon and feta - surprisingly yum!
Watermelon and feta – surprisingly yum!

We started at the British Museum – one of my favorites. It still is but man, what a trip trying to navigate through crowds and crowds of people! We did the Rick Steves tour through history – Egypt, Assyria, and Greece and loved it. It’s just so amazing to see the same Pharoah heads that Moses would have seen and the same statues that flanked Ancient Greece. If that doesn’t make you feel small in the grand scheme of life, I’m not sure what will.

The British Museum
The British Museum
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Inside of the British Museum
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The Roseta Stone – never gets old! (so to speak…)
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Treasures from Sutton Hoo – so amazing.

DSC_0830_3 DSC_0833_2 DSC_0849_3 DSC_0868_3 DSC_0875_2 DSC_0888_3Next up we hoofed it to the British Library. We just went through the small and mighty Treasures room but treasures they certainly were! The Magna Carta, Shakespeare’s First Folio, Jane Austen’s writing desk…I may or may not have gotten choked up a few times! If the history of mankind will make you feel small, the history of literature and…well…history certainly will too.

After being shrunk a few feet and after we revitalized our energy in the library cafe, we were off to the Natural History Museum. We didn’t last long in there with the massive queues to do pretty much anything so we instead took ourselves on a tour of South Kensington, Kensington Gardens, and Notting Hill. It was an absolutely beautiful night for a stroll and we took complete advantage. All of these areas are so iconic – it was fun to try to imagine what it might be like to live in such a posh postal code.

St Pancras Hotel
St Pancras Hotel
St. Pancras Hotel
St. Pancras Hotel
He's been climbing the walls for millions of years!
He’s been climbing the walls for millions of years!
Day at the Museum
Day at the Museum
Albert Monument in Kensington Gardens
Albert Monument in Kensington Gardens
Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
There she is! Victoria in Kensington Gardens
There she is! Victoria in Kensington Gardens
Ukrainian protesters outside of the Russian embassy.
Ukrainian protesters outside of the Russian embassy.
Piccadilly Circus crowds
Piccadilly Circus crowds
Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus
Four little cabbies, all in a row
Three little cabbies, all in a row

After that we called it an early night – we were knackered from 1.5 weeks of going strong so we put ourselves to bed around 10:30 – and fell asleep with shoes on, lights on, devices in hand. It was one of those nights!


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