this was london
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so we started london off in great fashion. we took virgin atlantic over and it was fantastic. the food was great, the service was great and a nice way to start the trip in europe. we landed in heathrow and took the underground to get to astor hyde park hostel. with the help of a nice chap who happened to be coming home from a san deigo padres and new york mets series in new york was happy to help us out and was a nice small talk during the trip. well we got to our hostel and it was huge. the hostel must have had almost over 100 people staying there. there were 6 floors, no elevators. i had no problem cause i just had backpacks. they were very helpful and the hostel was a place to sleep and shower and meet new people.
so while we were there we went and saw several major sights. such as big ben and parliment, which ended up being my favorite building. we went on a walk along the thames river and saw the london eye, street performers, a sweet interactive fountain and finally arived to the tate modern. which was a converted manufacturing building of large ships into an awesome museum. it had one of my favorite artists there, dan flavin who did some great work with light. i wasnt supposed to take pictures, but i had to. then there was this great exhibit on growing cities and the effects they are having on the world.