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A visit to the British Museum.

rain 14 °C
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A great opportunity this morning to have a huge sleep in - and we were awake at 5.45am! We had our first Skype session with Carly, Sam and our little girls - it was so good to see and talk to them. The internet connection is brilliant, just like at home.
We're about 15 minutes on the bus from the centre of London. We caught the 29 Bus just around the corner - Wood Green to Trafalgar Square - and were dropped off very close to the British Museum. We spent the next 5 hours there.
A fantastic Museum - there were thousands of people around us - as you'd expect. Beautifully displayed artifacts and pieces - including the Rosetta Stone. Alot of the exhibits were relevant to us as they were from some of the places that we've visited in the past.
After we experienced "Museum Overload" we made our way outside to be greeted by a wet and cold day. We were wearing rain jackets but it was obvious that the purchase of a cheap umbrella was also in order.
We got back on the 29 Bus and made our way to Trafalgar Square. We have an Oyster Card so we can take as many trips as we need to on the bus or train. We walked back up to the West End and bought half price theatre tickets to Les Mis - for tomorrow night.
Then got on another bus to make our way home. It was cold and wet - and peak hour. Okay though as we weren't in a hurry and didn't have our bags in tow. It was a slow journey! We got off the bus again and called in to Sainsburys to buy something to cook for dinner and just managed to squeeze in to another 29 Bus to head for home. We were right at the front of the bus - with our noses about 2 inches from the windscreen - we had a great view!
Arrived home to our warm and comfy apartment and had a nice quiet night. Red cooked dinner and I've spent a bit of time loading photos of Turkey on to our Travel Blog. It's been difficult with internet connections to do this, so while we've got a good one I'm making hay while the sun shines - not that the sun's actually shining here :-).
Ancient sculpture of a husband and wife in the Egyptian Exhibition.

Ancient sculpture of a husband and wife in the Egyptian Exhibition.

Interior of the entrance to the British Museum.

Interior of the entrance to the British Museum.

Sculptures are everywhere - overwhelming.

Sculptures are everywhere - overwhelming.

The head of a mummy in the Egyptian Exhibition of the British Museum - macabre, but interesting.

The head of a mummy in the Egyptian Exhibition of the British Museum - macabre, but interesting.

The Rosetta Stone.

The Rosetta Stone.

I'm fascinated by Mummies!  Here is another one - the fingers and toes were individually wrapped.

I'm fascinated by Mummies! Here is another one - the fingers and toes were individually wrapped.

Arriving at the British Museum.

Arriving at the British Museum.

Interior of the British Museum.

Interior of the British Museum.

Red amongst the Greek display - parts of the frieze were taken from The Acropolis in Athens by Lord Elgin - and now reside in the British Museum (much to Red's disgust!).

Red amongst the Greek display - parts of the frieze were taken from The Acropolis in Athens by Lord Elgin - and now reside in the British Museum (much to Red's disgust!).

Exquisite sculpture - the British Museum.

Exquisite sculpture - the British Museum.

Gigantic head of a Pharaoh.

Gigantic head of a Pharaoh.

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