Today is the last day of my London Pass.
First up, the ZSL London Zoo. I like the zoo. They have all sorts of creatures, here's a few...
|Ruppell's Griffon Vultures - Vultures fly the highest of any bird.|
|Pygmy Hippopotamus - This one is a cutie patootie!|
|Galapagos Giant Tortoise - Enjoying a leisurly lunch.|
|Australian Hunting Dogs, or, Australian Painted Dogs - Not lap dogs.|
|Warthog - It's Pumba!!|
|Zebras - Chilling after lunch.|
|Giraffe - I am jealous.|
|Bactrian Camel - Do you think this one might be named Alice?|
|Sumatran Tigers - Sleeping. What all cats do best.|
|Okapi - Adorable!|
Check out these noisy guys...
I spent a few hours wandering, I could have spent all day.
Next it was time for something that didn't involve walking. The Original Tour. I like these tours, they give you the lay of the land and a really good idea of how to get from A to B, and what attractions are close to each other, or not. They also provide an entertaining commentary during the ride. Since it was sunny and warm I decided to sit up top on the bus, for the fresh air and some good pictures. And a sunburn.
|Trafalgar Square - pre riot...|
|The pock marks on this church are shrapnel marks left from WWII.|
|The Monument to the Great Fire of London 1666.|
|Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast.|
|This is the new City Hall in the City of London, it has been nicknamed 'The Onion'.|
|They also have this building, nicknamed 'The Cucumber', or 'The Gerkin'.|
|Wellington Arch in Hyde Park, at night.|
On the Tour they pointed out the original Hard Rock Cafe. So I stopped in for dinner. It was neat to get to see the memoribelia that started the restaraunt chain.
By the time I was done dinner, I was done. Bedtime.