The photos below are what we saw.
After our exit from
the British Museum we got a feel for the extent of the massive
building. The fence prevented a clear view, but the line
of marble columns give a clear indication of the scope of the
south were expanses of row houses.
what this is about. Every dialect of religion believes
that they are "right" and the others "wrong".
comes in many forms. In some circles, this might be seen
as rubble or detritus others may see it as a wall hanging.
were plenty of old phone booths, none operational. These
were likely left in place to benefit the dogs or tourists which,
in the minds of the locals, are one in the same.
insisted that we take a photo at Bill's.
Transportation Museum had all manner of public conveyances
ranging from old horse-drawn affairs to escalators.
horse powered conveyances came with their own form of
environmental impact which was many tons of dung produced fresh
steam loco operated in tunnels and had been modified to condense
the outgoing steam to help make the tunnel more tolerable.
But, the smoke was still a problem.
engine was fully restored and clean.
older locomotives required manual oiling and plenty of it to
the engine in a tunnel downwind of the smoke plume in a confined
space must have been positively hellish.
density of people and the cost of machinery promoted the
development of the double decker buss.
areas were served by smaller machines. The museum was
quite impressive and most of the exhibits were about the
construction of the London subway system know locally as "the
tube". Sadly, most of those exhibits were not easily
photographed. But, if you are ever in London you have to
take the tube and then go to the museum to get a historical
perspective of its construction.
dinner at this pub the previous night and in the afternoon it
was crowded. I noted that the "Lion King" was playing at
the local theater. Washington, DC has it's own production
but there it is called "The Lying King".
stopped at Somerset House to get a better view of the statues
House courtyard had fountains that the children loved.
return to the hotel we could see the spire at St. Clement.
monument in the center of Fleet Street.
of the monument had this detailed statue embedded in the tower.
the statue was this diorama that says "Queen Victoria's Progress
to the Guildhall London 1837".
portion of the cast iron door at our hotel.
lower portion of the cast iron gate to our hotel, AKA Serjeant's
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