A Last Look At London

We had such a great time in London. Here are a few last photos I took on our last day.

We made a quick trip to the British Museum. Can you believe that it is free?

The fabulous interior lobby. The round wall circles the reading room. It was finished in 2000.

A photo in the Greek section to give you an idea of how enormous this museum is.

The Elgin Marbles, figures from the Greek Pantheon. It’s very controversial that they are in England and not Greece but Elgin probably saved them from being destroyed or stolen so in many ways it’s a good thing. There was a man there making casts of the marble statutes to be sent to Athens. No exactly the same thing but a good idea. At least they can see them there.

Just look at this overload of flowers on this pub, the Churchill Inn.

I liked this park entrance.

This struck me funny.

We took this old fashioned bus to get back to get our suitcases and leave. It is really fun to sit on the top of a double decker bus and get a look at London as you drive along.

7 thoughts to “A Last Look At London”

  1. Oh, I saw that little flower-covered inn, in Kensington, right near where we stayed when we were there in July. We thought we’d go to dinner there but turns out it’s really just a pub with an Asian restaurant in back.

  2. This looks like a terrific trip. I thought they’d done away with double decker buses in London, so I’m glad to see that they haven’t. I wonder if the dogs can read so they know where to use the bathroom.

  3. Hi Linda,

    This is far-fetched but TRUE!!!! When hubby and I were at the British museum a few years ago, we were checking out the Elgin marbles. I started noticing that a certain part of male anatomy was missing. I was talking to the guard and said that I noticed that there were parts missing and he said that Queen Victoria felt that it was improper for young ladies to be looking at nude males and had a certain part knocked off of all of the male statues. He said that the parts were all saved in a drawer. Everytime I think about the shock of opening that drawer without knowing about the contents makes me giggle.

    Thanks for sharing your photos and travels!

    And…. I didn’t realize that you were a Baylor Bear also! Small world!

    Patti in Dallas, Texas.

  4. I have such a travel bug lately to go to London – mostly to see the Elgin Marbles, so I’m delighted to see this post, Linda. I read a great book about them recently; it was
    quite a tale of adventure. Patti,love your story: now *that’s* a real “junk” drawer!

  5. Forgot to mention that the name of the biography I cited is “Mistress of the Elgin Marbles, A Biography of Mary Nesbit, Countess of Elgin.” It’s fascinating.

  6. Emily!! Love your ‘junk’ drawer statement!! 🙂

    I’ll have to check out the book that you suggested!

    Patti in Dallas, Texas, USA

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