Museums and such

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Posted by w0ep on May 9, 2017 at 6:40 am

[Saturday: 7 miles; Monday: 3.5 miles]

I think I’ll wrap up the London trip with this post.

London is full of museums and galleries and such things.  We saw just a few.

We started with the National Maritime Museum with displays about ships and the British Empire. In that same complex is the Queens House where we roamed around inside enjoying the architecture and the paintings.  Then we walked up the hill to the Royal Observatory where we toured the site and saw their display of precision clocks.

The next day we saw lots of paintings at the National Gallery near Trafalgar Square.

We went to the London Eye.

And finally, we visited St. Pauls Cathedral.

Picture:  Facebooking at the National Gallery.

 

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  • On May 10, 2017 at 5:21 am Sue said

    What an interesting trip! One of our nephews has lived in London for work a few times. This photo reminded me of the painting At the Moulin Rouge by Toulouse-Latrec. Remember that old game we had at home where we had to buy famous works at auction? I think this painting was in that game as well.

    • On May 14, 2017 at 8:58 pm Chris said

      I can imagine living in London. It would be like living in NYC or some other big cosmopolitan city I imagine. The part where our hotel was for the first part of the trip was right where the Olympics venue was in 2012. It seemed to have a lot of open formerly-industrial land. But now there are new shops and a big mall.

  • On May 11, 2017 at 11:28 pm Jonathan Howard said

    Masterpiece. We’ve been watching “Catastrophe” on Amazon Prime for our London fix, lately, FWIW.

    • On May 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm w0ep said

      We’ve really enjoyed “The Detectorists” on Netflix. Beautiful visually, and funny.

      • On May 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm w0ep said

        …but not in London

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