Saturday, June 18, 2016

London Day 2

Slept in, then bussed to Tube and then to Westminster.  Truly an experience worth having.  Unlike St. Paul, Westminster is full of fabulous furbelows.  The most elaborate cemetery in the world, the floors and walls are covered with the tombs of the rich, famous and not so famous.  Any big name in British military history, literature or science is here.  Discovering them amongst the clutter of the merely rich, is half the fun.  The church itself is gorgeous as befits the place of coronation for the last 800 years.  No pictures are allowed, but here it makes sense.  It is so photogenic that if all 5,000 visitors stopped to take pictures everywhere, you'd never see all there was to see.

Then over to Parliament to catch the Hop-on, Hop-off bus for a city tour.  Disembarked near the British Museum which is buried in a warren of backstreets and hard to get to.  Blown away by the exhibits, so much so that we resolved to return tomorrow.

To Trafalgar Square for traditional picture in front of a lion, then to a nearby Garfunkle's for a delightful pub supper.  Tube and bus home, tired but happy.

Westminster Cathedral

Elgin Marbles at the British Museum

Himself at Trafalgar

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