Jolly Old London

Lucky me, I get to spend a week in London thanks to the generosity of a friend. I think I've walked ten miles each day. That's the best way to see it all, in my book anyway. 

OBSERVATIONS:  

LONGEST LINE: Waiting to get your photo taken next to the 9 3/4 Platform at the Kings Cross Station. My daughter pointed out it was a particularly auspicious day for Harry Potter fans because Sept 1 is the day Harry's son goes back to Hogwarts. Harry Potter got married?????? Who knew? Millions, apparently. 

 

There's a guy dressed up like a porter who holds your scarf or jacket to make it look like you're going into the wall. 

There's a guy dressed up like a porter who holds your scarf or jacket to make it look like you're going into the wall. 

ABBEY ROAD: Can't be in London and miss Abbey Road. The street is pretty busy making it hard to recreate the famous album cover. 

ROSETTA STONE: Is huge! Maybe 5 feet high. I (along with every other museum goer) attempted a shot. Guess what color my rain jacket is? (Yes that's my reflection) 

The orange blob is me

The orange blob is me

BRITISH LIBRARY: No photos allowed of any of this which is kept in a darkened room to protect them, although invariably there are people taking photos. Note I didn't take any. I'm a good rule follower.

MAGNA CARTA: Is a dingy, shriveled up relic that looks like it's been through the laundry a hundred times. And no, you can't take a photo. 

BEATLES LYRICS:  A Hard Days Night was written on the back of a birthday card to Julian. Michelle was on the back of an envelope.  

LEONARDO DA VINCI:  Wrote in mirror writing, left handed and right to left. Which I think I'd read before but seeing it makes it more bizarre.

Overall, London seems like a Disneyland version of New York. So clean, so proper, so many flowers, people waiting to cross the street on the green man, not jaywalking. 

Its lovely.