Hey! I went to London this weekend!
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So this Thursday January the 10th I departed Harlaxton college with several bus loads of my fellow classmates. Apparently all bus drivers in this country are equally insane, because after a 2 hour rocket ride, we were finally in London! After only 3 hours, I was able to find my hotel room in the largest hotel I have ever seen. Too tired to go out (we arrived at 9 pm), I decided to stare out my window at the passerby for several hours.
The next morning, I woke up bright and early for a guided tour of some museums! Unfortunately I woke up several hours before I needed to, so I ended up wandering the streets of London, trying desperately to get lost. During my random walking, I did manage to see some buildings of interest!
Here is a building that apparently serves no particular purpose!
After several hours I returned to the hotel, surprised to find that there was a Stamp collecting fair going on! Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to look at them all, so I went ahead and embarked on my first adventure!
First we went to the British Library, I was surprised to find that unlike the Bethany Library, this one had books. I spent the better part of an hour skipping merrily through the shelves. Soon I felt myself drawn to the museum part of the library, where they keep things like the Magna Carta and original copies of Shakespeare. Unfortunately, there was no photography inside the room, so here is a picture of the outside of the room!
After the Library, it was off to the British Museum. At the museum, I saw many things. I took pictures of the more interesting ones, which are below.
Easter island of course.
This one isnt the real Rosetta Stone either.
This room was built to be the same size as the Parthenon was originally.
Here is a picture of a street!
Here (in that store) is an entire wall dedicated to the Simons Cat Youtube series.
That night, I decided to unwind with something that reminded me of home.
The first stop after a 16 mile walk was St Paul's Cathedral.
Using infinite charm, I was able to pose for some pictures with the horses, which were remarkably cooperative.
My new Colleagues decided to cross Millennium bridge, but were less excited when I told them the story on how the bridge kept trying to fall down right after they built it.
Some blurry views from the bridge itself. I assume the blur is caused by the way the bridge sways in the wind.
We stopped at the globe to entertain some of the English majors in our group, and while I was standing outside, I noticed some familiar names.
After another 29 mile walk, we decided to go to the tower of London, where I took LOTS of unnecessary pictures.
Because we were not allowed to take pictures of the Crown Jewels, I took a picture of the sign. Hope that helps!
His garden was equally large.
Unfortunately, all the effort of the last days, mixed with freezing cold weather caused me to go into cardiopulmonary arrest, sending pain all down my left side. The rest of the afternoon was spent limping after my companions and trying not to look like I was dying.
Well, Thats all the pictures I took!
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