Sunday, June 12, 2011

Museums are FREE in London! Seriously! Free!

(Monday, March 28, 2011)

Museums are free in London! Yay! This is good news for a museum nerd...

I started with the Museum of Natural History. Seriously cool. Even the building was fascinating.

They have a temporary exhibit called Sexual Nature right now, you have to pay to get into the temporary exhibits, but since the museum is free, it's not a big deal. It was an interesting exhibit. Interesting and explicit. Like who knew that Snails shoot 'Love Darts' to aid in fertilization?! It certainly was interesting. After all the pornography, I spend a couple hours wandering around the rest of the museum. There is so much to see I could have spent a couple days there.

There were some parts of the Museum where I couldn't take pictures, but I did get one of this...

Giant Sequoia.

It's from the 'Pacific North West'. So I went half way around the world to see a tree that came from here.

Next up was The Victoria and Albert Museum. Here there were lots of naked stone people.


Is there a theme developing today?

I also saw this set of shutters...

Which I would want if I had a window they would fit on.

There is also this really cool glass sculpture hanging in the entry.

I want this too. Although I don't know where I would hang it...

And here is a bit more of the mess left at Trafalgar Square.

It still smells like pee.

And, the Olympic Clock!

There is some controversy over this clock of course. The Olympics wouldn't be the Olympics without some sort of controversy.

After my wander through Trafalgar Square I headed back to Mildred's for dinner. I figured I would give it another shot. It was awesome! Then I did a bit of window shopping and wandering around until my feet were ready to fall off. Then, back to the hotel.

I am ready to go home. Ready for that 10 hour flight. And Ferry ride. And sleep in my own bed. And see the kids And see my cats. And sleep in my own bed. Three more days and I will be home. Don't get me wrong, I am having so much fun I don't want to go back home and to work, but I do want to go home too.

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